Ron da Silva was selected by the ASO AC to serve on the ICANN Board of Directors for a three-year term from October 2015 – October 2018. He was subsequently selected by the ASO AC to serve a three year term in Seat 9 from October 2018 – October 2021.

Ron da Silva is an executive leader, international board member and internet technology expert.  He brings extensive experience leading network architecture & engineering, internet backbones, broadband networks, cloud infrastructure, and corporate and internet governance. Over twenty (20+) years of proven business experience, culminating in senior executive leadership. NACD certified Board Governance Fellow.

Ron is CEO and Founder of Network Technologies Global LLC, providing Internet, broadband and telecommunications advice and expertise.  He currently serves on the Board of the Internet Association for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  Ron brings to the Board extensive experience in Internet governance and policy development, financial discipline, broad business acumen and an understanding of cyber-security risk.

Ron was previously the Group Vice President of Network Engineering, Architecture & Technology for Time Warner Cable (acquired by Charter Communications). At TWC he drove major technology initiatives and was responsible for all networking from customer premise to internet peering, access networks, routing, switching, optical and clould infrastructures. During his tenure with the company, Ron led network convergence, constructed a national backbone, oversaw the implementation of IPv6, helped define and implement DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 and many other major network programs.

Ron previous held architecture, engineering and operations roles with America Online and Sprint.  He further served in technical and planning roles for Bauer Compressors in Norfolk, Va. while completing his Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics and English at Old Dominion University.

Ron is well known in the service provider and cable industries and is very active in various industry organizations. He previously served as Chairman of the Advisory Council for American Registry of Internet Numbers, co-chair of the L2TPEXT working group in the Internet Engineering Task Force, member of the Number Resource Organization’s Number Council (aka Address Serving Organization Address Council), is a member of the SCTE, IETF, ISOC, past speaker and participant at NANOG, CableLabs, NCTA.  Ron has experience volunteering on the Board of Directors of various not-for-profit organizations.