Gonzalo Navarro

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Country: Chile
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Gonzalo Navarro is the CEO of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet (ALAI) and was a member of the ICANN Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015. He was selected by the Nominating Committee for a three-year term, which started on October 30, 2009, during the ICANN Annual Meeting in Seoul, South Korea, ending at the conclusion of the 2012 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Navarro is a citizen of Chile and served as the Chief of Staff for the National Institute Of Industrial Property of Chile.[1] He was the chairman of ICANN's Global Relationships Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Public Participation Committee,[2], and the Board-GAC Joint Working Group.[3]

Navarro provides advice to the government of Chile regarding the implementation of public policies such as Free Trade Agreements. He was involved in drafting and negotiating the contents of the telecommunications of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement and the China-Chile Free Trade Agreement. He serves as the official representative of Chile to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Inter-American Telecommunication Commission of the Organization of American States (CITEL), and APEC Telecommunication and Information Working Group (APEC TEL).[4]

Career History

Before serving as Chief of Staff for the National Institute Of Industrial Property of Chile, Gonzalo was an Associate of Morales and Besa, a law firm based in Chile. From 2001 until 2007, he served as Senior Adviser on International Affairs, Undersecretary of Telecommunications of Chile, where he represented his government on issues related to international trade negotiations and internet governance. For more than six years he was active in the different activities of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee before being appointed as one of the Board Directors in 2009.[5]


Gonzalo holds a degree in Informatics and Telecommunications Law from Universidad de Chile and a Masters in Law (LLM) from Columbia University, New York.