Eugenio Triana is an International Management Consultant on telecom policy, space and satellite systems, copyright and intellectual property rights in Madrid, Spain. He recently left the European Commission, where he was Deputy Director General in DG XIII (1994-98), responsible for the Commission's relations with the Information and Communications Technology user interests (ICT Partnership), and for coordinating the Directorate General's policy for space and satellite development. He has also been closely involved with intellectual property and Internet related policies. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was President of the Licensing Executive Society (LES-Spain) from 1983-90.
Mr. Triana was Secretary General of Industrial Promotion and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy (1990-94), with particular responsibilities for inward investment, innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises, and research and development. He also represented the Spanish Government in several national and international enterprises and organizations, including the European Space Agency.
Previously, he held several positions in Spanish industry. He also taught physics, engineering, and technology management in several academic institutions (1965-83). He has been a board member of diverse public corporations on telecommunications and energy.
Mr. Triana holds a Doctorate in industrial engineering (1963) and a Master's degree in business administration (1964) from Madrid University.
He was appointed as one of ICANN's nine initial directors in October 1998. He served until November 2000.