Advisory Board

Rodrigo Benzaquen

Rodrigo Benzaquen is R&D Director at MercadoLibre.
MercadoLibre is the largest e-commerce ecosystem in Latin America. They offer a wide range of services to their sellers and buyers throughout the region including marketplace, payments, advertising, and e-building solutions. They operate in 13 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Based on unique visitors and page views, they are market leaders in the major countries where they are present. With a market of over 550 million people and in a region with one of the world’s fastest-growing Internet penetration rates, they provide buyers and sellers a robust online trading environment that fosters the development of a large and growing e-commerce community. They offer a complete technological and commercial solution that addresses the distinctive cultural and geographic challenges of operating an online trading platform in Latin America.
Rodrigo’s achievements include being one of the first MercadoLibre employees and he was responsible for the infrastructure including servers, network-security, and the SOC for the site. He was also the person behind the OpenStack implementation at MercadoLibre.
His specialities include technology and operations management, network and systems engineering, datacenter procurement and management, as well as disaster recovery and project management. He is an effective presenter and public speaker, and has developed presentations for conferences and meetings in the US and Latin America.
Rodrigo earned his BS in Computer Science at the Instituto de Tecnologia ORT in 1999. He completed the Executive Management Program at the Universidad de San Andrés in 2009.
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