Anriette Esterhuysen

Association for progressive Communication

Anriette Esterhuysen is the outgoing chairperson of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum having been appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve in this role from December 2019 to December 2021. Previously she was the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) – the largest ICT-focused civil society network in the world – and continues to work with APC as a senior advisor on Internet governance. She currently serves as a member of the board of the South African Tertiary Education Network (TENET) and Connect Humanity, a fund for building local internet connectivity. Anriette was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a Global Connecter in 2013 for her work in extending internet connectivity in Africa.