Echeberría, Raúl

Montevideo, Executive Director, LACNIC


Raúl Echeberria is Uruguayan, aged 40, and speaks native Spanish and fluent English and Portuguese (spoken and written). He received a Computer Science Degree from Universidad de la República, Uruguay, a Master in Information Technologies, Universitario Autónomo del Sur, Uruguay, and did Post-graduate studies in Top Level Business Management, Unversidad de Montevideo, Uruguay. Echeberria has authored many articles published in different newspapers, specialized magazines and websites, covering topics such as: Domain Names market, ICANN evolution, Internet Governance, spam, and generic Internet issues. He is a regular speaker at the international fora, including regional Internet registry meetings in all the regions (ARIN, APNIC, RIPE NCC, LACNIC, AFRINIC), WSIS regional and global meetings, Internet Society Workshop at WSIS 2003: “The Internet: The Players, its Legacies and its Future”, Latin America – European Union Forum. Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 2001, “Co-operation on Standardisation aspects. The approach in the Americas and the Perspective of Global Fora.” He has been a permanent member of the Academic Team of WALC (Workshop in internet technologies for America Latina and the Caribbean) since 1997. Currently, he is CEO of LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry). He was invited to be a member of the NAIS (The NGO and Academic ICANN Study) research Team under contract with Oxford University 10/2000 – 04/2002. He was Manager of the Latin American and Caribbean Information and Communication Technologies Policy Monitor Project (APC LAC ICT Policy Monitor Project). He was in 1999 member of the Name Council of ICANN on behalf of the Non Commercial Constituency and a founding member of the Non Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency of ICANN and co-writer of the first Charter. He was Vice Chair of ENRED – Latin-American Network Forum – 1998 – 2001. Raul Echeberria is member of the Uruguayan Government Ad Hoc Advisory Council in Electronic Commerce and Member of the Uruguayan Government Ad Hoc Advisory Council in Internet 2 projects.