Amadeu Abril i Abril

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Affiliation: ESADE Law School
Country: Spain
Email: amadeu [at]
amadeu [at]
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @AmadeuAbril
ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of the ICANN Board

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ICANN Meetings

Userboxcards.png Featured in the ICANN 51 - Los Angeles playing card deck

Amadeu Abril i Abril is a professor at ESADE Law School, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He teaches European Union Law, Competition Law, and IT Law. He also serves as a secretary to the Competition Law & Policy Section of the Barcelona Bar where he was admitted in 1985.[1]

He has played a significant role in the DNS reform process which resulted in the existence of ICANN[1], and he is considered as one of the pioneers of Internet.[2]

Career History

  • He worked at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition Policy from 1986 to 1988.[1]
  • DNSO selected him for the ICANN Board, his term started in 1999 and ended on 26 June 2003.[1] He is the only Catalan and one of only two Spaniards to have been a member of ICANN's Board of Directors. [3]
  • He led the campaign for .cat, the TLD exclusive to Catalan language. It was approved in 2005.[3]