Olga Cavalli

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Affiliation: GAC
Country: Argentina
Email: olgacavalli[at]gmail.com
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Dr. Olga Cavalli is a widely known professional for her work in Argentina, America and Europe. She is an electrical and electronics engineer by profession and has vast experience in telecommunication, project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations. She holds a multitude of positions in the world of ICT, including high-level work with ICANN, the South School of Internet Governance, eLAC, higher education, and elsewhere.[1] Dr. Cavalli has acted as a pioneer for women in technology and engineering since entering the male-dominated field, and is currently the President of the Women in Technology and Business Forum and the founder of the National Centre of Engineers' Women Engineers for Development Commission.[2]

Dr. Cavalli is Argentina's GAC representative at ICANN, and was also the Nominating Committee's appointee to the GNSO, where she represents the Latin American/Caribbean region.[3]

She was also the Argentine focal point for the eLAC 2010 Regional Information Society Plan of Action, the coordinator of the Internet Governance Group in eLAC 2010, and is the former coordinator of the Financing eLAC 2007 working group.[4]

Olga resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her two teenage children, and can fluently speak Spanish, English, Portuguese and German.[5]

Current Positions

  • President of the Forum "Women in Engineering and Business".[6]
  • Professor at EURO-SSIG
  • Latin American Director at South School on Internet Goverance.
  • Professor in the Diplomacy Center at ISEN.[7]
  • Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the ITBA and the Instituto del Servicio Exterior de la Nación ISEN.[8]
  • Professor at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires and Instituto del Servicio Exterior de la Nacion.
  • Adviser for Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[9]
  • Founder of the National Centre of Engineers' Women Engineers for Development commission.[10]
  • President of the Women in Technology and Business Forum.[11]



  • Internet Governance Mechanisms for Latin America and the Caribbean.[14]

ICANN & Internet Governance Participation

  • Non-voting member NCA representing Latin America Caribbean (until AGM 2022) on the GNSO Council
  • President, ISOC Argentina Chapter, June 2016 - Present [15]
  • ICANN's GAC Vice-Chair, 2011 - Present [16]
  • Argentinian representative and negotiator during the World Summit of the Information Society in Tunis, November 2005.[17]
  • Operations Steering Committee Community (OSC) Constituency Operations Work Team, April, 2010.[18]
  • World Congress and Exhibition on the topic "ENGINEERING 2010-ARGENTINA" in Buenos Aires, October, 2010.
  • IGF open consultations in Geneva on September 16, 2008.[19]
  • 4th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.[20]


  • B. Sc, Electronic and Electric Engineering, Universidad de Mendoza.
  • MBA, Universidad del CEMA.
  • Masters in Telecommunication Regulation, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • PhD in Business Administration, Universidad del CEMA.[21]

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