Solomon "Sol" Trujillo
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Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo (born 17 Nov 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is an American businessman."Future in Review Participants: Solomon Trujillo", Strategic News Service He is the Chief Executive Officer of Telstra, Australia's major telecommunications company.
Trujillo holds a Bachelor of Business degree and an MBA from the University of Wyoming. He began his business career as a business forecaster for Mountain Bell in 1975. He worked as President, chairman and CEO of U S WEST Communications, Inc. from 1995 to 2000. He served as chairman and CEO of Graviton before its closure. His next position was as CEO of Orange SA in 2003, a company on which he had been a board member since 2001."SOL TRUJILLO steps down at ORANGE after successful completion of restructuring plan; SANJIV AHUJA appointed new CEO", at archive of press release He held that position until Orange was acquired by France Telecom. He was appointed Telstra's Chief Executive Officer on 1 Jul 2005."Trujillo named as new Telstra CEO", Australian Associated Press The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Jun 2005. Fairfax Media
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- He categorized the regions that US West serves into gold, silver or bronze and took up to 100 days to service and repair phone connections in the bronze areas only because they were legally required to after 100 days. Telstra sale — a political minefield for the Australian governmentSpecial Broadcasting Service :: Dateline - presented by George Negus
- He resigned as CEO of U S WEST, Inc. just before the company became the subject of a federal criminal probe for overstating nearly a billion dollars in profits.WhiteHouseForSale.org He was not charged by the justice department and has denied any knowledge of accounting irregularities.
- Mr Trujillo is Australia's least admired chief executive, according to a business analysts' survey by the respected Australian business magazine Business Review Weekly. He has presided over a multi-billion dollar drop in the value of Telstra. Famously, he stated that he was 'proud' of having contributed to the decline in its value.
- Mr Trujillo has received a $1.5 million bonus for delivering a transformation plan for Telstra. He has hired management consultants Bain and spent $54 million on their services to do much of the work."Trujillo spends big on report to get bonus", The Australian
- In 2007 the Telstra Board lead by Mr Trujillo asked shareholders to approve a bonus package for management which would effectively give Mr Trujillo a A$20 million dollar bonus. Over 66% of shareholders voted against the bonus. Despite the opposition of shareholders Mr Trujillo said the board was "disappointed" with the result of the vote and would still issue the bonuses regardless of the wishes of shareholders."Telstra ignores shareholders over pay", The Australian