Raimundo Beca is currently a partner at Imaginacción, a Chilean consulting company, and is on the board of several major companies in Chile, among them Puerto San Vicente Talcahuano, where he is vice chairman of the board, and Armamater, a company that trains, employs and places only disabled people.
Before joining Imaginacción in 2003, he served for 11 years as the CRO of Telefónica CTC Chile, the Chilean incumbent telephone company. During his tenure at CTC, the company became also a leader in the long distance, mobile, data networks and ISP markets.
Before joining Telefónica CTC Chile in 1992, Raimundo was for two years a regional expert in information technologies at ECLAC, the UN’s regional economic agency for Latin America and the Caribbean. At ECLAC, he drafted a Green Book on information technology policies, including a Decalogue on telecommunications privatization best practices and an ambitious target of a 20% penetration of telephone fix premises in the region by 2000.
Before joining ECLAC, he was for 13 years Chargé de Mission at the French Ministry of Industry, in charge of the development of a national on line data industry, among other initiatives. As a French delegate to the OCDE and the European Commission, he was also involved in the early international debate on the information society in the late 1970s. To this extent, Raimundo was largely involved in the enactment of the first rulings in the fields of data privacy, data security, access to public files and software intellectual property rights.
Before joining the French Ministry of Industry, Raimundo was researcher and professor of econometrics at the University of Chile, CEO of ECOM, the largest software house and data processing company in Chile in the early 1970s, and ingénieur en chef at SERTI, a top level French software house.
Raimundo was born in Chile in 1940. He holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Catholic University of Chile and a master degree in mathematical economics from the University of Paris IV, Pierre et Marie Curie.
Before being appointed to the ICANN Board, Raimundo was a member of the ASO Address Council, appointed first by ARIN and then by LACNIC, a member of the Steering Committee of NIC Chile and a Board Director of LACNIC.
In 2004, Raimundo Beca was appointed to the ICANN Board by the Address Supporting Organization. In 2007, the Address Supporting Organization, appointed again Raimundo to the ICANN Board, for a second term.
During his tenure at the ICANN Board, Raimundo has served as a Director on various Committees, including the Finance Committee, which he chaired for two years, the Audit Committee, the Reconsideration Committee, the GAC Joint Working Group and the President’s Strategy Committee. Currently, he is serving at the Structural Improvement Committee, the Executive Committee and the GAC Board Committee.
Digest of statements of support
To Whom It May Concern:
As a member of the ICANN community (CBUC) for the last 10-years and founder of the .TRAVEL TLD (2005), I want to add my support for Raimundo Beca to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN Board. Over the years I have observed that Raimundo brings an open perspective and balanced approach to ICANN’s important work taking the time to meet with the community and engage in in-depth dialogue about the issues. He also has the benefit of ‘corporate memory’, i.e. he has been a part of the ICANN process for many years now and understands that there are many aspects that need to be considered on all of the different topics ICANN speaks to.
I urge the ASO AC to return Riamundo as your representative on the ICANN Board of Directors.
In the interest of transparency, I would like to also note that our company is an applicant for the new TLD .SPORT.
Ronald N. Andruff
RNA Partners, Inc.
As a French consultant who has being working at the international level in the field of ICT for 20 years , I address my full support to RAIMONDO BECCA in order to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN board.
Raimondo has a long experience with ICANN and extensive experience working with all regions in the world. He is open to all cultures and is a good representative of the values that ICANN wants to emphasize.
Hereby I want to express my support to Raimundo Beca to be selected for the ASO seat on the ICANN Board.
He has a proven knowledge on the ASO matters and the whole ICANN processes as well.
I fully support Raimundo Nomination.
He is a very professional and committed person.
He acquired a broad view on Telecommunication and Internet Policies related issue from his International working experience.
I met Raimundo Beca during his « french period » : From 1977 to 1989 , at the french Ministry of Industry of France, he was in charge of the Information Industry issues (Minitel, Hypertext, Smart Card CD-ROM, among others). He took an active part in preparation of the visionary Nora-Minc report on the Impact on Society of Information Technologies.
Raimundo Beca has the knowledge and the experience for serving efficiently and wisely the Internet Community.
ASO AC Nominations Committee
I would like to present my support for the nomination of Raimundo Beca for the seat 10 of the ICANN Board.
I think that the work made by Mr Beca, his experience and dedication are very important and deserves this seat in the ICANN board.
Alejandro Guzman Giraldo
Member of the Board of Directors
I am happy to offer my full support to Raimundo Beca’s reappointment to the ICANN Board of Directors.
Raimundo is actively involved with the addressing community for a very long time.
His extensive experience not only on addressing but also on the broad spectrum of issues related to ICANN missions is an asset for the ICANN Board.
Head of Naming Addressing Numbering Unit
To whom it may concern
It is my pleasure and privilege to express my support for Raimundo Beca, as Board Director at ICANN, appointed by the Address Council.
I have known and worked with Raimundo for several years, in a variety of challening activities at ICANN, and of course, due to my background in the Internet policy issues, I am well aware of his leadership and involvement in addressing and broader Internet issues within the Latin American Region. Raimundo’s participation in Internet issues is much broader, though, as he has led many significant activities within ICANN that are making a real difference for ICANN, as it is growing and fulfilling its core mission.
During the time I have known Raimundo, he served on the ICANN President’s Advisory Committee, a group appointed to provide strategic advice and counsel to the ICANN President. This group developed and advanced broad consultation with the full community of stakeholders to ensure that ICANN undertook significant and meaningful commitments in areas as important as improving accountability and transparency. Many of the elements of the PSC’s work helped to underpin the Affirmation of Commitments, which has led to a new stage of ICANN’s evolution.
I also experienced the opportunity to interact with Raimundio in his leadership during the GNSO Improvements activities; these were particularly challenging to the stakeholders within the GNSO, and Raimundo’s background and expertise and calm and committed manner in engaging with the stakeholders in working through challenging differences of view contributed to the successful of this critical stage of restructuring within ICANN. Raimundo has established a recognized presence within the broader base of stakeholder groups within ICANN and is well respected by all of the commercial stakeholder groups, as well as the technical community he comes from. He has also been an active Board member at all aspects of the new gTLD process and his commitment to ensuring that this new expansion also addreses stability and securiy of the Internet is much valued by the business community.
ICANN will benefit greatly by having Raimundo returned as a Director of ICANN. His maturity, thoughtfulness, commitment, and his experience and expertise adds a balancing and thoughtful voice into the Board, and into the broader base of ICANN’s stakeholders. I believe he is the best candidate for the ASO, and that his return to the Board is much needed.
I am honored to lend my expression of support.
Marilyn CademCADEChair of the Business Constituency
Dear ASO members,
I wish to express my full support for Raimundo Beca reelection to ICANN Board of Directors as one of ASO’s representatives.
Raimundo has always served ICANN and ASO with correction and energy.
I hereby state my full support for Raimundo Beca reelection as ASO’s
representative in the Board of Directors.
Raimundo has served his two terms as a lawful representative of Latin
ASO Address Council
The European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)
welcomes the “Call for comments” launched by the ASO Address Council (ASO
AC) on the selection to be made for the ASO seat on the ICANN Board of
Our Association has carefully considered the final set of candidates to fill
the ASO seat on the Board and is pleased to express its full support to
Raimundo Beca’s reappointment. Raimundo Beca is well known and much
appreciated by ETNO and its most prominent Member companies. He gained
considerable experience being active in the addressing community for a very
long time. Besides addressing matters, he masters a broad spectrum of issues
related to ICANN on which he has balanced views. He is a person who can
listen and bring things forward at the same time.
I hereby express support for Raimundo Beca,
for the ASO seat on the ICANN Board.
CABASE – Argentina Internet Association.
Raimundo has been good for ICANN. His views have been independently formed
and well expressed. He has paid attention to developing country issues in
his contributions. I recommend him highly for nomination to ICANN board
Hereby I want to express my full support to Raimundo Beca to be selected for
the ASO seat on the ICANN Board.
I met Raimundo during the negotiations to create LACNIC. We have worked
together in the LACNIC board where his participation was outstanding.
Raimundo has always served ICANN and ASO with energy and efficiently He has
therefore the experience for serving efficiently the Internet Community .
LACNIC´s Vice President
I would like to express my completely support to Raimundo Beca to fill the ASO seat on the Board. Raimundo is a leader in the Latin American and Caribbean community in the IP Numbers issues, but also he have a full knowledge about the global situation of Internet Ecosystem.
Also Is a pleasure send this support that recognized the permanent, dedicated and passioned work of Raimundo with all the community.
Erick Iriarte Ahon
General Manager – LACTLD
I Like to express my support to Raimundo Becca on his postulation to the
Eduardo Santoyo | .CO Internet S.A.S. | VP. ccTLD Manager |
I would like to express my support for Raimundo for Board Seat 10. My experience as a GNSO Councillor working with Raimundo has been excellent and I feel he brings crucial cultural diversity to the ICANN Board.
Stéphane Van Gelder
European RrSG representative on the GNSO Council
GNSO Council Vice Chair
I hereby express my personal but full support for Raimundo Beca, for the ASO
seat on the ICANN Board.
I want to add to the French touch of his supports.
And as board member he was very open to other communities and cultures.
Our exchanges about ALAC were always useful.
His independent views is very important in the board.
I hope that ASO will return him to board.
Consultant at BBS International Consulting
Isoc France – Président d’honneur
ALAC – European member and Vice-Chair
To whom it may concern:
I am pleased to express my support for Raimundo Beca, as ICANN Board
Director appointed by the Address Council.
I have had the pleasure of working with Raimundo for the past few years
as a member of the business constituency on a range of issues.
Raimundo’s dedicated leadership in Internet issues in Latin America and
his ability to bring this experience and perspective to his work on the
ICANN Board has been an important contribution.
I am privileged to support Raimundo in his candidacy to continue to
serve on the ICANN Board. ICANN and the community will be well served by
International Chamber of Commerce
Senior Policy Manager
Electronic Business, IT, and Telecommunications
Executive in charge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
TO: the ASO AC Nominations Committee
REGARDING: Support for Raimundo Beca for selection as an ICANN Board
Director appointed by the Address Council.
In my role as an Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation appointed
member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and particularly as its
Chair since 2007, I have had the opportunity and pleasure of interacting
directly with Raimundo as a member of the ICANN Board in general, and more
specifically in his role within the Structural Improvements Committee and
the ALAC Review process. During these intensive and extensive opportunities
I have always found him approachable, effective, thoughtful, interactive and
always willing to discuss matters with our diversified community. He takes
time to listen to our voices and concerns and to ensure that each
interaction and discussion we have held formally and informally was treated
with all due consideration and to provide or challenge us with
His history in matters so important to our at-large community such as data
privacy, data security, access to public files, software intellectual
property rights, and access and accessibility issues.
Clearly he brings, as would be expected of an ASO nominee, exemplary
technical background and skills, but his maturity, wealth of experience and
professional history as a Board Member or Company Director, in conjunction
with his Government Ministry experience beyond ICANN and his activity in so
many key Committees within it coupled with his corporate knowledge of ICANN
and the energy and commitment he brings to these roles also need to be
considered by the ASO as the consider his reappointment for a third and
He is well respected and valued by the community I serve in ICANN at the
local, regional and Advisory Committee levels of our structures, and it is
with pleasure I offer for your consideration my personal support for
reappointment to Seat 10 of the Board by the ASO.
Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO)
Chair of the ALAC 2007-2010
Dear ASO members
I fully express my support for Raimundo Beca’s wilingness to serve
again on the Board of ICANN.
He has a deep understanding of ICANN’s mission and works really hard
with all stakeholders to improve
the bottom-up policy development process within ICANN.
International Affiairs & Policy Development
To the nominations committee:
I have had occasion to work closely with Raimundo is his role as a member of the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) for the past several years. He was the liaison from the SIC while I was the chair of the GNSO responsible for implementing last years GNSO transition.
During this time I found him extremely reliable and available. Some of the issues in the GNSO transition were very thorny and took many iterations between the GNSO and the SIC. I found his participation invaluable in completing an impossible task in fixed time. I have told him in the past, that without his participation I am convinced we would not have gotten the new council seated. Additionally I felt no compunction at contacting him any day of the week and at some strange times, and his replies where also prompt – the guys puts in real time service to ICANN.
It is not for me to tell the ASO who to pick as their representative, but I have valued working with Raimundo in our respective roles, and would be very happy to continue seeing him as a member of the ICANN Board.
Luleå University of Technology
I am writing this comment in my personal capacity.
I have known and worked with Raimundo Beca in my capacity as Chair of
NCUC and previously as its GNSO Counselor for a number of years.
Raimundo has been open and approachable with me and fellow
constituency members and always available to explain the Board’s
concerns on policy issues and the decision-making process of the
Board. I am particularly grateful for his assistance during the
recent GNSO transition process, which is of highest importance to the
Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group.
I would be glad for Raimundo to continue his work on the ICANN Board
and believe his contribution to the ICANN community in this capacity
is far from complete. Thank you.
Robin Gross, Executive Director
1192 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Raimundo Beca career in recent years on the Board speaks for itself on the
quality and capacity of Raimundo, both personally and profecional activity,
all this make him a strong candidate for this position.
Oscar A. Messano
Apoyamos la permanencia de Raimundo Beca en el Board de ICANN
Marvin David Castañeda
Director ccTLD NIC.NI
We would like to express our support for Raimundo as ASO’s representative in the Board of Directors.
Edna Samudio de Jaen
Administradora NIC-Panama / ccTLD .pa
Red Academica y de Investigacion Nacional – PANNet
Dirección de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones – DITIC
Universidad Tecnologica de Panama – UTP
It is my pleasure to express my support for Raimundo Beca as a candidate
for director of ICANN. I have known Raimundo for many years, and his
work as a founding father of LACNIC, his work on the ICANN Board, his
activities in the IGF, make him in my opinion an excellent candidate
for a seat on the board of directors of ICANN.
former ICANN Board Member
I want to express my full support for the nomination and
continuantion to fill the ASO seat on the ICANN Board, for Raimundo
Rafael (Lito) Ibarra
Member of LACNIC Board of Directors
Member of LACTLD Board of Directors
While I also know and respect another candidate for the post, which makes this slightly awkward, I believe that Raimundo Beca richly deserves a new term on the board. I first met Raimundo in the 1980s when he was representing the French government and playing an influential role in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on global information and communications policy issues. More recently, in my time as a GNSO Council member and representative of the NCSG, I have found him to be knowledgeable and insightful on gTLD issues, and fair and balanced in his approach to the contending interests and viewpoints gathered under the ICANN umbrella. In particular, he was very helpful in facilitating the NCSG’s establishment when he served as a member of the Structural Improvements Committee. And he has been an important bridge builder to developing countries,with which a deeper and richer engagement is a priority going forward. ICANN is lucky to have him, particularly at this juncture in its evolution within the evolving global Internet environment.
William J. Drake
Centre for International Governance
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies