Born and raised in Rome, Francesco Cetraro currently lives in Malmö (Sweden) and was Head of Registry Operations for .cloud at Aruba.it. He has held this position from April, 2015 till May, 2017, prior to this point he was the Director of Business Development for Afilias.
With over 10 years of experience in the domain and hosting industry, he is an expert on domain names and the hosting market: he regularly attends ICANN meetings and other industry meetings and conferences and has also been featured as speaker at several domain and hosting-related events around the world.
Prior to joining Afilias Cetraro worked at Denmark-based ICANN-accredited Registrar Ascio Technologies inc. as Product Manager and Registry Relations Manager.
He describes himself a strong advocate of open source software as an instrument to overcome the digital divide and to allow an equal distribution of resources among the people of the world. He sees his position as an opportunity to contribute to a fairer development of the Internet.
- Director of Business Development, Europe - Afilias
- Manager of Business Development and Sales - dotMobi
- Product Manager - Ascio Technologies Inc. - Group NBT plc.
- Registry Relations Manager - Ascio Technologies inc - Group NBT plc.
- Assistant Product Manager - Ascio Technologies inc.
- Fulfilment Coordinator - Ascio Technologies inc.
- IT Supporter - Eurocom Teleservices A/S.
- Event Coordinator - Metro Global City - The Glocal Forum.
His academic background is in Political Science and International Relations. He studied Political Science at Uppsala Universitet, received a MA from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli where he majored in International Relations and European affairs, with a focus on EU Regional Development Policies.
Specialties & Interests
His specialties include International Relations, Project Management, Internet Governance, ccTLDs, Digital Brand Protection Services, Agile Programming and Partnership Development.
Apart from the professional interests, he likes to play guitar and cook.
Francesco is a member of the Swedish Chapter of ISOC. Previously he has been active in the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) and the Malmö Student Choir.
He is Fluent in Italian, English, and Swedish.