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Belisario Contreras

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

Currently leads and coordinates the Cybersecurity capacity building efforts at the Organization of American States (OAS), where he manages the Cybersecurity Program. With over 14 years of experience in government and security initiatives, he possesses a deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking 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, multi-stakeholder engagement, including high level government officials, civil society and the private sector. Moreover, he has spearheaded and promoted strategic partnerships between the OAS and key international actors in the field of cybersecurity. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander, and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a special focus on government and security.