Richard Leitao

As Senior Vice President of National Development, Richard Leitao oversees key supplier relationships that support the buildout of DISH’s first-of-its-kind 5G network. 

Richard joined DISH in 2020 as Vice President of National Development, designing centralized processes in supply chain, real estate, construction standards and processes, data management and training.

Before joining DISH, Richard worked in international procurement, operations and infrastructure leadership roles at Digicel Group, VEON Ltd. and Nokia Corporation. He also spent more than 10 years at Nortel Networks Corporation early in his career. 

Richard earned his Master of Science in Finance from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications from Instituto Superior De Engenharia De Lisboa. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf and basketball.