CEO/Executive Director, ALAI – Latin American Internet Association
Gonzalo Navarro is Chilean and part of the legal team of Figueroa, Valenzuela & Cia. Previously, he was the Chief of Staff at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile.
With thirty-three years old, Gonzalo was the youngest Director ever appointed to the ICANN Board. However, Gonzalo has already served over six years on the Government Advisory Committee, representing Chile, with significant experience in international trade negotiations and also Internet governance. Gonzalo’s education includes qualifications in informatics and telecommunications law from the Universidad de Chile and a Masters in Law (LLM) from Columbia University, New York. From 2001 to 2007, Gonzalo served as Senior Adviser on International Affairs, Undersecretary of Telecommunications of Chile. In this role, Gonzalo represented Chile on the Government Advisory Committee of ICANN for over six years. He also advised the Chilean government on the implementation of public policies derived from international processes, negotiated and drafted telecommunications chapters in several Free Trade Agreements (including US-Chile FTA and China-Chile FTA) and acted as permanent representative of Chile at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Internet Governance Forum, CITEL and APEC TEL. Gonzalo was appointed for his first 3-year term on the Board of Directors, beginning after ICANN’s annual meeting in Seoul on 30 October, 2009, and serving through the annual meeting in 2012. He has been re-appointed for a second 3-year term on the Board of Directors, beginning after ICANN’s annual meeting in Toronto on 19 October, 2012, and serving through the annual meeting in 2015.