Posted on Jan 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 36 comments

Candidate: Raimundo Beca

Community: LACNIC

Raimundo Beca is currently an independent consultant and seats on the board of several major Chilean and International companies.

As a consultant, its activities are focused on Internet Policies, Public Utilities Regulation and Strategic Planning. He leads its own Consulting Company Asesorías y Consultorías Raimundo Beca and he is associated with the Consulting Companies Imaginaccion in Chile and ITEMS International in France. Among the main consultant activities in which Raimundo has been involved, the following are directly or indirectly related to the skills needed at the ICANN Board:

  • In 2011, he was one of the main reviewers of the ASO Review, conducted by ITEMS International;
  • In 2008 to 2009, Raimundo was the main consultant of the Chilean Statistics Bureau (INE) in the setting of the basket of expenses in telecommunications, Internet and CATV for the CPI;
  • In 2007, he drafted for ECLAC the Report: “Quo Vadis the Latino American Telecommunications and Internet Industry 20 years after the first Privatizations”;
  • In 2006, Raimundo was the main consultant of ABCDIN, the fifth largest Chilean department store, in the drafting of its Strategic Planning; and
  • In 2004, he leaded the Imaginaccion team that advised Telefonica Chile in its presentations to the regulator regarding the access charges rates to its telecommunications network.

Regarding its wide activities as Board Director and other corporative governance structures, the following are directly or indirectly related to the skills needed at the ICANN Board:

  • From 1996 to today, Raimundo is Vice Chairman of the Board of ARMAMATER, a Chilean company that trains, hires and places disabled workers;
  • From 2011 to 2014, he seated at the Board Directors of the Public Interest Registry (PIR). In this quality he attend to all ICANN meetings from July 2011 to July 2014. In particular, in this framework he attend the meetings of the ASO, the Registries Stakeholder Group (rySG) and the Finance Working Group;
  • From 2003 to 2010, Raimundo was Vice Chairman of the Board of Puerto San Vicente Talcahuano, the third largest sea port of Chile;
  • From 1996 to 2005, Raimundo seated at the Board of the main subsidiaries of Telefonica Chile, including the CATV, the Long Distance Carrier and the Mobile Company;
  • From 2004 to 2010, he seated at the Board Directors of ICANN, appointed by the Address Supporting Organization. During his tenure at the ICANN Board, Raimundo chaired the Finance Committee and seated at the Executive, Audit, Reconsideration, IANA and Structural Improvements Committees. He also seated at the President’s Strategy Committee and the GAC-ICCAN Board Joint Working Group;
  • From 1999 to 2004, Raimundo seated as councilor at the ASO Address Council, appointed first by ARIN and then by LACNIC;
  • From 1999 to 2004, he seated as a Board Director at LACNIC in his quality of Founder of it;
  • From 1999 to 2003, Raimundo was a member of the Steering Committee of NIC Chile.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2002 the main professional activities of Raimundo were the following:

  • From 1992 to 2002 he served as Chief Regulation Officer (CRO) and Chief Strategic Planning Officer (CSPO) of Telefonica Chile, the Chilean incumbent telecommunications company. During his tenure at Telefonica Chile, the company became the leader in the local phone, long distance phone, mobile phone, CATV, data networks and ISP markets;
  • From 1989 to1991, 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 premises in the region, by the year 2000;
  • From 1976 to 1989, he was 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 and early 1980s. 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. In particular, he is one of the drafters of the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and the Transborder Flows of Personal Data;
  • From 1974 to 1976, Raimundo was Ingénieur en Chef at SERTI, a top level French software house;
  • From 1971 to 1973, he was CEO of ECOM, the largest software house and data processing company in the early 1970s in Chile;
  • From 1969 to 1970, Raimundo was the Director of the Center of Mathematical Economics and Statistics (CEDEM) of the University of Chile; and
  • From 1966 to 1973, he lectured statistics, mathematical economics and econometrics at the University of Chile.

Over the years, he has continued to lecture on mathematical economics, data processing planning, strategic planning and Internet policies in France and Chile. Among the most relevant sites in which Raimundo has lectured in this topics are: the University of Grenoble, the former Institut d’Administration Publique (IAP) and MBAs at the University of Chile, Catholic University of Chile and Universidad de Santiago (USACH).

Raimundo was born in Chile in 1940. He holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Catholic University of Chile and an AEA degree in mathematical economics from the University of Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie. In addition, as a French Civil Servant, he followed a full set of training programs for French Public Administration Directors in management and public policies at, respectively, the INSEAD and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA).