Manuel Vexler

AKFI, USA

Manuel Vexler serves as the Executive Director at AKFI, a global nonprofit focused on sustainability-related ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and the integration of sustainability and digital transformation. He also serves as Cornell University instructor for 5G innovation, Blockchain, and Digital Transformation business management. At Cornell, he trained over 1,000 corporate managers and executives residing in over 45 countries. Previously he was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Sr. Service Architect for cloud computing and network virtualization at Huawei. As a CMO, Vexler has advised communications executives in China, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. In 2018 he was awarded the Gold Medal for the delivery of executive training at the Huawei University. Vexler also has held various management and executive positions at Cisco Systems (PLM), AMD (Product Marketing), CopperCom (CTO), Newbridge (Program Manager), and Nortel. At Cisco, he was also in charge of the acquisition of a Japanese company. As co-founder of, and advisor to, high-tech start-ups and consultancies, Vexler has experience in a wide range of business consultancy, technologies, and markets, managed non-profits, co-founded and managed two start-up companies, and has presented at over 200 global conferences. At Integra100 he managed the startup advising companies on cultural integration following mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Vexler earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering - Medical Electronics (MSc.EE) from the University of Iasi, Romania, a Network Engineering and Management Certificate from the University of Toronto, and an Executive Marketing Certificate from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. More recently he earned three certificates in System Thinking, Digital Transformation, and Intrapreneurship from Cornell University, N.Y. USA.