Belisario Contreras

Manager, Cyber Security Programme, Organization of American States (OAS)

Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander; Master’s in Latin American Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, with a special focus on government and security. Currently leads and coordinates the Cybersecurity capacity building efforts at the Organization of American States (OAS), managing the Cybersecurity Program. With over 14 years of experience in government and security initiatives, possesses a deep understanding of in-country legislative and policy-making processes in the area of information technology and cybersecurity with a high knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Highly experienced in the implementation of a wide variety of projects, and is adept in the establishment of donor relations, multistakeholder engagement, including high-level government officials, civil society and the private sector. Has spearheaded and promoted strategic partnerships between the OAS and key international actors in the field of cybersecurity.