Oscar Alejandro Robles Garay


Oscar Robles is currently serving as LACNIC's CEO; previously, he was for over 18 years NIC Mexico's Executive Director. NIC Mexico is  the organization responsible for managing the .MX country code Top Level Domain and Internet address resources for Mexico.

He was one of the founders and has served as President of LACTLD, the Latin American and Caribbean Country Code Top Level Domain Organization, which groups the major Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs. He has been involved with LACNIC, the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean, since its creation in 1997, initially serving as a member of the Fiscal Commission and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2003. From 2005 to 2011 he participated in the Advisory Council for the Public Interest Registry (PIR), a not-for-profit responsible for managing the .ORG top-level domain.

He has been involved with DNS management and Internet Governance issues since 1996, when he participated in the International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC) proposed by the Internet Society. In 1997 he actively participated in the IFWP process which resulted in the creation of ICANN, the organization that oversees critical Internet resources at global level.

He Oscar Alejandro Robles Garay has been involved with ICANN in various capacities. He served on the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) in 1998 and on the At-Large Membership Study Committee. He was elected to the Domain Names SO Council (NC). While the ccNSO (the ICANN structure that groups ccTLD managers) was being created he served on the ccNSO Launching Group and later, from 2004 to 2010, he was a member of the ccNSO Council.

He was included in the group of experts during the consultations promoted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to prepare a report on Internet domain name disputes. This report was used by ICANN to produce the current domain name and trademark dispute resolution mechanism, known as the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy or UDRP.

He has presented various lectures in Mexico and Latin America, particularly on Internet Governance, domain names and intellectual property, and Internet growth in Mexico and Latin America. He coauthored the books Internet, the Intelligent Medium and Internet and the Information Society.

He was tenured for five years at the Virtual University of the Monterrey Institute of Technology, where he taught Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce.

Oscar Robles Garay holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a Masters degree in Information Technologies Management, both from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Mexico) and has taken courses in Leadership and Management at the Kellogg School of Management and the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the United States.