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Executive Bios

JUAN R. FIGUEREO
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Juan R. Figuereo is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of NII Holdings, Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. With operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, NII is a Fortune 500 company and trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD.

Mr. Figuereo is responsible for leading the overall financial management of the company, including financial planning, financial reporting, capital structure, taxation, investor relations, internal audit and corporate development. In this role he will focus on solidifying NII’s strategic planning operations, strengthening NII’s relationship with the investor community and partnering with our CEO to help drive the company’s growth agenda.

Prior to joining NII, Mr. Figuereo served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. During his tenure, he worked with the executive team to improve the company’s profitability, expand its customer base globally and strengthen its balance sheet. Before serving at Newell Rubbermaid, Mr. Figuereo was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cott Corporation, a publicly traded company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of private label soft drinks, where he was responsible for the finance function in addition to investor relations, strategic planning and information systems.

Mr. Figuereo also served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Wal-Mart International, where he helped the company become the top foreign retailer in China and also helped the retailer enter five new countries in Central America. He also served in a number of key international positions at PepsiCo, including vice president and managing director for Frito-Lay Dominican Republic, vice president of business integration for Frito-Lay Europe in London, vice president and chief financial officer of Frito-Lay South Europe in Barcelona, vice president and chief financial officer of Pepsi-Cola Bottling in Sao Paulo and vice president and chief financial officer of Pepsi-Cola Latin America. Mr. Figuereo began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., in Miami, where he focused on banking, insurance and information systems consulting.

He holds a bachelor of business administration from Florida International University in Miami, completed the Executive Program in Marketing at Columbia University, and attended the Economics & Finance Program at London University. Mr. Figuereo is a native of the Dominican Republic who is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Mr. Figuereo is based at NII’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

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