Raimundo Beca

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Organization: Imaginacción
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Country: Chile
Email: rbeca [at] ctc.cl
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Raimundo Beca
ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of the ICANN Board

Raimundo Beca is currently a partner at Imaginacción, a Chilean consulting company; he also sits on various companies' boards, including Puerto San Vicente Talcahuano and Telefónica Mundo 188.

He continues to participate in ICANN and its affiliated groups and meetings, and other industry events, such as the IGF.[1][2]

ICANN

Mr. Beca was twice appointed to the ICANN Board after being nominated by the ASO. He has been a member of the ASO, ARIN, and LACNIC. He has been a member of NIC Chile's Steering Committee and on LACNIC's Board of Directors; he is a founding member of LACNIC.[3] Raimundo served as the Director of a variety of ICANN groups, including : Finance Committee, which he chaired for two years, the Audit Committee, the Reconsideration Committee, the GAC Joint Working Group, the President’s Strategy Committee, the Structural Improvement Committee, the Executive Committee, and the GAC Board Committee.[4]

His first term on the ICANN Board began in 2004, and ended in 2007; he was then re-elected for a term that expired in April, 2010.[5][6]

He continues to serve within the ASO.[7]

Work

Mr. Beca has held a number of regional and internationally prominent roles within the ICT industry. In the 80's, Raimundo was the “Chargé de Mission" of the French Ministry of Industry, where he led the development of its national online industry. In the late 70's, Mr. Beca had been involved in the first developments in data privacy, security, IP rights, and public access. He worked with the French ministry for 13 years, including spending time as a French delegate to the OCDE and the European Commission, wherein he was involved in the aforementioned developments. Before this he was a chief engineer at SERTI

He then spent two years, beginning in 1990, as a Regional Expert in Information Technologies at ECLAC, the UN's economic agency for Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role he drafted a Green book on IT policies, including a Decalogue on recommendations for IT privatization, and set a goal of 20% penetration of telephone premises in the region by 2000.

He then spent 11 years as the CRO of Telefónica CTC Chile, during that time the company became the leading provider of long distance, mobile, data networks, and ISP markets. He joined Imaginacción in 2003.[8]

Education

Mr. Beca received a Civil Engineer degree from the Catholic University of Chile, and a masters degree in mathematical economics from the University of Paris IV, Pierre et Marie Curie.[9]

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