Pedraza-Barrios - Ricardo

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Ricardo joined VeriSign in 2009 as the Latin America & Caribbean Regional Manager. He is now a Director of Business Development at the Global Public Policy & Government Relations business unit. He has extensive international experience in IT, management information systems and business administration in the Internet infrastructure, energy, consulting, and government & education industries.
Before VeriSign, Ricardo worked for ten years in country code management for top level domains. He also served as Chief Information Officer of a private university in Colombia. He was awarded four times as one of the Top 25 CIO of the Year in the country. Prior to that, Ricardo worked in Canada for an engineering consulting firm where he participated in the development of security applications for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He also worked at Gaz Metropolitain, a public traded company in Montreal, as a project manager for the development of a sales force automation system and a marketing information system. Ricardo holds graduate studies in International Business from McGill University, a Masters in Management Information Systems from HEC Montreal, an Executive M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Universidad de los Andes.