Raul Echeberria, a Uruguayan national, has been Executive Director of LACNIC (the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and Caribbean) since 2002.
Raul Echeberria was one of LACNIC's founders and served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002, when he was appointed Executive Director, the position he still holds today.
Raul Echeberria has been actively involved in the entire process of the World Summit on the Information Society, participating in countless meetings and regional and international conferences.
Between 2004 and 2005, he participated in the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) created by the UN Secretary General and played a significant role in the negotiations that led to the Tunis Summit Agreement.
In May 2006, the UN Secretary General honored him once again, this time by appointing him to join the Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group, group to which he still belongs.
In June 2008, he was elected member of the Internet Society's Board of Trustees and he served as Chairman of ISOC's Board of Trustees between 2009 and 2012.
He is recognized for his contributions to the development of the Internet in the region, and his leadership has been instrumental in making LACNIC a key player, both at regional as well as at international level.