Bekele, Founder and CEO of CBS International of Walnut Creek, CA established in 1998 with an objective to support the transfer of technology and knowledge to large and enterprise-wide organizations in emerging markets. Bekele actively advises Corporate governance, ICT & Internet policy and regulatory frameworks, including issues of competition, incumbent intellectual property rights, security and privacy. Bekele has a career track record spanning over a decade of business ownership /operation, working for multinational consulting firms and large financial/banking companies in corporate America such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi/Union Bank of California and others. Her experiences included technology risk assessment of financial markets and instruments, financial engineering risk management, computer quality assurance, information systems security/auditing, systems controls, technology evaluation, project management, business strategy and process re-engineering. Bekele holds an MBA in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems from SFSU. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)Certified Control specialist (CCS) a professional designation for competent knowledge and proficiency in the field of information systems audit, control and security, and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), a competency in the Goveranance of IT Enterprise. Bekele is an elected Board member of Golden Gate University, San Francisco, a founder and Executive Board member of DotAfrica Initiative. She was an appointed member of ICANN (Internet Corporation Assigned Names & Numbers) policy advisory council, elected advisory member to various United Nation ICT Initiatives, former Board Member of ISACA(Information Systems and Control Association), advisory member to the World Affairs Council, ContraCosta.