Carlton Soogrim

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Affiliation: Corporate
Country: Republic of Trinidad
Email: carltonsoogrim [at]

Carlton Soogrim (Republic of Trinidad & Tobago) is a corporate consultant and economist. He has over twenty-three years experience working for three major international banks in mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers, spanning both the public and private sector.[1]

Soogrim graduated from the University of Maryland. He is a former subject head of economics at University of the West Indies School of Business. He is also involved with the South School of Internet Governance, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, and WIPO. Soogrim is a graduate of the Babson executive certificate in the Modules for Entrepreneurship Educators Program and the Aalto University World bank /CSBKE program/infoDev. He has done extensive training and development for the US State Dept/Citi Foundation for Junior Achivement Women Entrepreneurs Development Program.[1]

His research interests are in Information and Internet economics, particularly the role of the "information revolution" and its impact on transaction costs, industrial economics and financial markets. He has done extensive research in technology entrepreneurship in corporate enterprise. He is an avid supporter of universal tertiary education for all, especially using the internet for online delivery of courses and programs in the developing and underdeveloped world.

ICANN 51 in Los Angeles was Soogrim's first ICANN Meeting, where he was also an ICANN Fellow.[2]

Amongst his proudest life achievements, he lists "being involved when President Obama visited Trinidad for the fifth Summit of the Americas in April 2009 [as a] member of the organizing committee", as well as the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting held also in November 2009. He loves to travel, go to the beach and movies, and LOVES a comedy festival. "People need to laugh and smile at least SEVEN times a day; it keeps the doctor away," he explains, and is self-described as "a very dynamic person" who likes to "meet people who are not only theory-based but think outside the box."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ICANN 51 Intake Form. Retrieved 2014 November 28.
  2. ICANN LA Fellowship Participants Selected -