|Region:||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Email:||rbeca [at] ctc.cl|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.