Call for candidates to fill two (2) positions in the LACNIC Board of Directors - 2019

Official results

The Electoral Commission of LACNIC has the honor of confirming Wardner Maia and Javier Salazar to occupy the positions in the Board of Directors for the period of 3 years from January 1º, 2020 to Dicember 31, 2022.

Our most cordial greeting and enthusiastic welcome to the new members of the Board and an enormous thank you to the thirteen (13) candidates. Your initiative has been essential to this process.

Regards,
LACNIC Electoral Commission

Interim Results to Be Published Subject to Observations:

Following an initiative of LACNIC's Electoral Commission, the Board has reviewed the current phases of the electoral calendars established in the Bylaws and approved the publication of interim results once this Commission has completed its audit.

Auditing by the Electoral Commission: From 22 October – To 24 October (18:00 UTC)

Such interim results will be subject to any claims received during the period reserved for this purpose:

Period for submitting possible claims in connection with the online voting system: From 25 October – To 28 October (18:00 UTC)
Deadline for deciding claims in connection with the online voting system: 31 October (18:00 UTC)

This change in how results are communicated will be implemented for the first time during this election process and will continue in place for upcoming elections.

This initiative seeks to avoid the disclosure of unofficial results through channels external to LACNIC.

Result

According to the provisions of LACNIC's bylaws and the calendar of this electoral process, between 15 and 22 of October, 2019, elections were held in order to select the candidates who will occupy two seats on LACNIC's Board of Directors; votes were collected online.

After the voting period and its corresponding audit by the Electoral Commission, the elected candidates are:

  1. Wardner Maia – Brazil
  2. Javier Salazar – Mexico
Candidates Votes %
Wardner Maia 1944 36,5
Javier Salazar Castañeda 944 17,7
Diana Villamizar 851 16,0
Adilson de Souza 310 5,8
Abstención / Abstention / Abstenção 215 4,0
Clovis Antonio Cecconello 200 3,8
Roberto Guido Zambrana Flores 194 3,6
Nelson Anastasi 168 3,2
Claudinei Silva Claudio 116 2,2
Wagner Medeiros dos Santos 116 2,2
Joelbi dos Santos Borges 94 1,8
Leonardo Pereira Silva 87 1,6
Marcos Adriano Castilhos 55 1,0
Marciano Grein Beninca 25 0,5
Total of organizations that voted: 1539 Total of votes: 5319 100
  1. Number of organizations entitled to vote: 8,754
  2. Number of organizations that voted: 1,539
  3. Percentage: 18%

If you have any question for the commission, please contact membresia@lacnic.net

 

Who can vote and how?

  1. Member organization's: Active A or Founding Member
  2. No outstanding balance on their account statement as of the date of voters registry
  3. Voting is conducted electronically on LACNIC's elections system - article 25
  4. The scale of votes goes from the value 1 to 11 depending on the member category (according to address space assigned) - article 19
  5. Each member organization has a designated representative (their membership contact) who has the right to vote on behalf of the organization he or she represents. Who will receive an email with the organization's voting link.
  6. The membership contact's name and email address must be on file with LACNIC. The accuracy of this information is solely the member's responsibility; LACNIC will in no way be responsible for updating this information.

Doubts? membership@lacnic.net

Questions or comments to the candidates:

Question from Adilson de Souza to Wardner Maia

LACNIC Electoral Commission presents the thirteen candidates to this electoral process

Candidates (in alphabetical order by name) Person nominating the candidate
Full name (without abbreviations) Organization Country of citizenship Country of residence Biography and Desirable Suitability Criteria Full name Organization Reason for the nomination
Adilson de Souza Maxispeed Telecomunicações Ltda - EPP Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Maxispeed Telecomunicações Ltda - EPP My nomination stems from the facts that I feel really identified with LACNIC and its community and that I would like to make a significant contribution to LACNIC’s management and administration.
Claudinei Silva Claudio Onlive Telecom Ltda Brazil Brazil Answers Andre Silva de Oliveira Onlive Telecom Ltda I am willing to actively contribute with the entire Lacnic community, with ideas and help in developing proposals that further leverage the ideals of this community, working together with members and working internally on solutions, I will also work to disseminate the importance of LACNIC together with our community. Being part of the LACNIC Board is one of my objectives, in addition to the contributions I can share with the other members I will also learn a lot from them.
Clovis Antonio Cecconello Rio Grande Tecnologia e Comunicação Multimidia Ltda Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Rio Grande Tecnologia e Comunicação Multimidia Ltda  Contribute to the Necessary Renovations in the LACNIC Board.
Diana Villamizar EdgeUno SAS Colombia Colombia Answers Mehmet Akcin Telecorp Colombia S.A. (EdgeUno SAS) Diana is a lawyer and country manager for EdgeUno SAS Colombia. She has a diverse background LACNIC needs as well as great day to day experience running an incredible operation.
Javier Salazar Castañeda Tenable Mexico Mexico Answers Edmundo Cazarez-Lopez  Network Information Center México S.C. (Nic México) Javier is vastly experienced in several Internet fields and he stays active and up-to-date, both in his industry- and governance-related topics. Additionally, he is a really kind person.
Therefore, I believe Javier’s professional experience is a truly valuable asset to LACNIC’s Board of Directors.
Joelbi dos Santos Borges Ingnet Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Ingnet The experience and the opportunity to grow and gain knowledge of new fields.
Leonardo Pereira Silva Navegar Provedor de Internet Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Navegar Provedor de Internet It would be an honor to be a member of LACNIC’s Board of Directors 
Marciano Grein Beninca Internet.com Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Internet.com To find new resources and make progress.
Marcos Adriano Castilhos Infomac Telecomunicações Ltda Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Infomac Telecomunicações Ltda I want to take part in LACNIC’s activities and help perfect the Internet services in Latin America.
Nelson Anastasi Bit-Tec Tecnologia Ltda Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Bit-Tec Tecnologia Ltda To contribute to the community.
Roberto Guido Zambrana Flores Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de La Paz Bolivia Bolivia Answers Self nomination Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de La Paz To contribute to LACNIC’s goals in a more personal and effective way for the benefit of its members.
I am motivated by the fact that the job I have been doing for the past three years is completely related and committed to developing the Internet in our region and, particularly, the proper management of our critical resources.
Wagner Medeiros dos Santos Infowork Comércio e Serviços LTDA - ME Brazil Brazil Answers Self nomination Infowork Comércio e Serviços LTDA - ME I wish to expand the application of information technology management knowledge.
Wardner Maia MD Brasil Brazil Brazil Answers Peter Franz Woiblet Junior BCMG Internet Ltda Maia's professional career is closely linked to the development of the Internet in our region. As a visionary and one of the pioneering ISPs devoted to promoting different causes, he has contributed to the consolidation of a model where digital inclusion is a responsibility shared among multiple actors, large, medium and small. We believe that his knowledge of the different realities in Latin America and the Caribbean and his dedication to Internet governance issues will, once again, make a difference for the LACNIC community.

Submitting questions or comments to the candidates

Period for submitting questions or comments to the candidates: From 19 September – To 11 October

See the voters’ registry of this process here.

The voters’ registry is the list of organizations enabled to vote.

This list was closed on September 13, 2019 at 18 UTC and includes all the organizations of the categories Founding Members and Active A (which did not have outstanding balance in their financial statement on that date).

Electoral Process

In accordance with article 20 of the LACNIC Bylaws (click here to read the full article here):

  1. “LACNIC shall be managed and administrated by a Board of Directors composed of seven members,”.

The two (2) candidates who are elected will occupy a position on the LACNIC Board for a period of 3 (three) years as of January 1, 2020.

Important:

The LACNIC Board recommends not distributing electoral propaganda by mass messaging contacts obtained from the LACNIC DB.

Likewise, the Board would also like to remind you that LACNIC mailing lists are provided for the discussion of specific topics and must therefore not be used to post electoral propaganda.

Incompatibilities

According to article 26 of the Bylaws (click here to read the full article) in addition to other responsibilities, the LACNIC Board has the following responsibility:

  1. "To establish objective, detailed criteria for determining the grounds for incompatibility of LACNIC’s elective members, as well as borderline or doubtful cases."

We invite you to read the Regulations regarding Incompatibilities, Capacities and Suitability approved in February 2018 by the Board (see Board minutes here).

Calendar

Opening of the period for receiving applications: 13 August (18:00 UTC)

Deadline for receiving applications: 13 September (18:00 UTC)

Closing of the voters’ registry (list of voting organizations with no outstanding obligations): 13 September (18:00 UTC)

Publication of the voters’ registry and list of candidates (in alphabetical order): 19 September

Period for submitting questions or comments to the candidates: From 19 September – To 11 October (18:00 UTC)

Period for submitting claims in connection with the voters’ registry and/or the candidates: From 20 Sept – To 24 Sept (18:00 UTC)

Deadline for deciding claims in connection with the voters’ registry and/or the candidates: 30 September (at 18:00 UTC)

Online voting period: From 15 October (18:00 UTC) – To 22 October (18:00 UTC)

Auditing by the Electoral Commission: From 22 October – To 24 October (18:00 UTC)

Period for submitting possible claims in connection with the online voting system: From 25 October – To 28 October (18:00 UTC)

Deadline for deciding claims in connection with the online voting system: 31 October (18:00 UTC)

Publication of the official results: 28 October (if no claims are received in connection with the online voting system)

Who can be nominated and how?

  1. Citizens of the countries or territories of the LACNIC coverage region that comply with the stipulations of article 20:

Members of the Board of Directors shall be subject to the following incompatibilities:

1. Not more than two Directors may be citizens of the same country or territory in the region. Should a candidate for a position on the Board of Directors have more than one citizenship, all such citizenships shall be considered when evaluating an alleged incompatibility. Any new citizenship acquired by a Director after their election shall not be considered grounds for incompatibility.

2. Not more than one Director may have employment, consultancy or advisory relationships with the same Company or Organization and/or with one of its Related Companies, whether established in the same country or not.

 

Because the LACNIC Bylaws do not allow more than two Board members who are citizens of the same country, Argentine citizens may not participate in these elections.

  1. Being nominated by a member organization's membership contact: Active A or Founding Member.
  2. The organization presenting the nomination must be current with their membership fees.
  3. Nominees may or may not belong to the organization submitting their nomination (self nominations are allowed).
  4. Members have the right to nominate one candidate for each seat to be filled.

Deadline for receiving applications: 13 September (18:00 UTC).

More information about the Board of Directors

Positions

According to the LACNIC Social Bylaws, the Board of Directors consists of seven members who make up the following honorary positions:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and Regular Member.

Powers and responsibilities

Each position corresponds to a list of specific tasks that are found in the following chapters:
VI (President),
VII (Secretary),
VIII (Treasurer),
IX (Vice-President, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Treasurer and Regular Member).

Mandates and incompatibilities (article 20):

  1. Directors shall serve a three-year term of office
  2. Directors shall be eligible for re-election as long as they continue to meet eligibility criteria
  3. Each year they shall be partially renewed in groups of two or three (as appropriate)
  4. Not more than two Directors may be citizens of the same country or territory in the region
  5. Not more than one Director may have employment, consultancy or advisory relationships with the same Company or Organization and/or with one of its Related Companies, whether established in the same country or not
  6. Each year, after the renewal of its members, the Board of Directors shall appoint the positions to be held by its members
  7. LACNIC's Executive Director/CEO shall participate in Board meetings with rights equal to those of a Director, except for the right to vote

Board Meetings

The LACNIC Board of Directors meets periodically (approximately 10 times a year) through telephone conferences or web conferences with an approximate duration of 2 hours.
In addition, it holds 3 face-to-face meetings a year, two of which take place during LACNIC's main events, and the third usually at the end of November or beginning of December at LACNIC's headquarters.

Article 23:

  1. The Board of Directors shall meet at least once every three months, on the date and time established during their first annual meeting
  2. Meetings shall be valid with the presence of the absolute majority of designated members

Code of Conduct

Like the staff of LACNIC, the Board of Directors is ruled by our Code of Conduct.

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