Elizabeth Migwalla

VP, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Speaker Bio

Elizabeth Migwalla is Vice President International Government Affairs for Qualcomm International Incorporated (Qualcomm). She leads global spectrum strategy and policy work in Qualcomm’s participation at the International Telecommunication Union, and coordinates Qualcomm’s global multidisciplinary ITU team in pursuit of business and technology objectives for 5G/6G, both at the ITU and among regional spectrum authorities.

Elizabeth is also Qualcomm’s Government Affairs lead for Africa and Middle East, interfacing directly with key government ministries, regulatory authorities as well as regional and international regulatory forums, in order to drive the adoption of advanced broadband wireless technologies and service in the MEA region.

With a distinguished career in various aspects of telecommunications engineering, operations, services and policy spanning more than 31 years, she has built a reputation as one of Africa’s leading experts on communications policy through her many accomplishments during this period.

Prior to joining Qualcomm Elizabeth served The Boeing Company as its Regional Director for Regulatory Affairs for four years; and also performed a similar role for ICO Global Communications for a period of five years. 

Elizabeth holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from the University of Nairobi (Kenya), and an MBA from Bond University in Australia.