Alberto Pérez Gómez, Director of RedIRIS

The Red.es Board of Directors appointed Alberto Pérez Gómez as the new Director of RedIRIS (the Spanish academic and research network) on 26 October.

Before joining Red.es, Alberto Pérez worked at the Telecommunications Market Commission from 1999 to 2002, and, from 1994 to 1999, as a professor in Constitutional and EU Law at the University of Alcalá, where he also graduated. He completed his doctoral thesis on communications regulation, has published two books and various articles on ICT sector policies, has consulted with European institutions and governments as part of his collaboration with the European Audiovisual Observatory and with the University of Oxford, as well as speaking at many sector courses and conferences. He also studied an Executive MBA at the IE Business School, and is a Sworn English and French Translator-Interpreter recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alberto has been working at Red.es since 2002. He joined the entity to work on the “.es” Domain Register, and has since collaborated in representing Red.es internationally at forums such as ICANN or CENTR (Council of European National Top-level Domain Registries).

In 2004 he took on the role of Deputy Director of RedIRIS, dealing with financial management, personnel, service portfolio and projects, which included working on the deployment of RedIRIS-NOVA. He has also represented RedIRIS at international forums such as GÉANT Association (European Association of Academic and Research Networks, where he was a member of the Management Committee from 2007 to 2016).