Sebastian Ricciardi holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Buenos Aires University (Universidad de Buenos Aires UBA) and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Universidad del CEMA (Buenos Aires).
He has almost 10 years of experience in the consumer industry, covering different managerial positions. In 1999, he founded a technology company, working in wireless applications and marketing of new services. He is currently affiliated with Jauregui & Associates, a specialized law firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ricciardi is the Vice President of the Internet Society Argentinian chapter (www.isoc.org.ar). He was selected to participate in the ISOC WSIS Ambassador program, working with ISOC chapter members from around the world in the prepcom and the Tunis phase of WSIS. He's also member of the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council. (www.pir.org)
Ricciardi was a member of ICANN´s Interim At-Large Advisory Committee from 2002 - 2006, appointed by the ICANN Board. His responsibilities over his tenure included outreach activities among the Latin America communities and policy work. The ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee appointed him to the WIPO2 Assistance Group and the Transfers Assistance Group, amongst other tasks.
Ricciardi served as a voting member of the 2007 Nominating Committee (nomcom.icann.org), appointed by the ALAC.