Fernando E. Hardasmal
Executive Vice President, Service Division Product Testing Dekra Group
Fernando E. Hardasmal serves as Executive Vice President of the Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. Fernando has nearly 30 years of professional experience in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry, holding management positions in TIC companies related to advanced technology testing and certification, starting with mobile and wireless communication technologies in the early 1990s at CETECOM, where he was one of the founding members, and later at AT4 wireless, until the company was acquired by DEKRA in 2015.
Fernando has been very involved in innovation and development of business and services for many years, with his career going from the early days of the analogue mobile industry in the 90s to the current 5G and new areas of interest such as cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, connected and autonomous driving, etc. as well as multiple vertical areas related to the “Internet of Things”.
Fernando has developed his entire professional career in Malaga, with the exception of a few years in the U.S. where he worked as CEO of CETECOM in Silicon Valley, California. Currently, he is also president of the Product Testing and Certification Committee of the TIC Council. Fernando was born in Malaga. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Malaga and a Master’s in Business Administration from South East New Hampshire University, in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.
He is married, has two children and practices different sports daily, his main interest being long distance running and marathon.