(as of July 14, 2011)
Former Chair of ICANN´s GNSO Council
|Ms. Doria, is an research consultant working on Internet Architectures and Governance. She has been active in Internet Governance for the past 7 years, is chair of the ICANN Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Executive Committee, was chair of the ICANN GNSO council, was an active participant in WSIS and post WSIS civil society, is a past chair of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Ms. Doria spent 5 years as a member of the IGF Secretariat. She currently serves as a volunteer research associate for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). As a technologist she has been involved in the development of Internet protocols and architectures for over 30 years, is an active participant in the IETF, and past chair of the IRTF Routing Research Group. Her technical research involves methods of bringing the Internet into Communications Challenged Communities, whether due to remoteness or politics, using Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN) architecture/protocols.Ms. Doria has a BA from the University of Rhode Island, one MA from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and one MA from Rhode Island College in Counseling Psychology. Further information can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce, Paris / France
|Senior Policy Manager for E-Business, IT and Telecoms, Executive in charge of ICT policy ICC International Secretariat, Paris. Ayesha Hassan manages ICC's Commission on E-Business, IT and Telecoms. She is in charge of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). She managed the Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors (CCBI), a vehicle mobilizing and coordinating the involvement of the worldwide business community in the process leading to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summits of 2003 and 2005.
In 2004 Ms Hassan accepted the UN Secretary General’s invitation to participate in his Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She also served on the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Financial Mechanisms, and serves on the advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). She has represented ICC on numerous occasions, participating and making presentations at international and regional events including the G8 Dot Force and the UN ICT Task Force, OECD, WTO, ITU Telecoms and the EU Commission. Ms. Hassan is an experienced lawyer, and has a background in dispute resolution, international policy, and e-commerce issues. She is former head of online dispute resolution services at SquareTrade. Ms. Hassan obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in Political Science, law degree from the University of San Diego, and a masters degree in international policy studies from Stanford University.
|Barbara Schlossbauer studied law at the University of Salzburg, Austria and has been working for the legal department of nic.at (nic.at Internetverwaltungs- und Betriebs GmbH) – the Austrian Domain Registry for .at-Domains - in Salzburg since April 2001. Her field of activity includes legal consultation in case of domains and domain disputes, legal consultation within the company, forming contracts as well as the legal representation of nic.at towards national and international organisations like ICANN and Centr. Beyond that she is acting as a speaker at workshops and events on the topics of domain and Internet law.|
|Bertrand de la Chapelle|
International Diplomatic Academy, Paris
|Bertrand de La Chapelle is a member of the Board of Directors of ICANN, the global regulator for the Internet Domain Name System, and a Program Director at the International Diplomatic Academy. He has actively promoted and participated in multi-stakeholder governance processes since 2001, building on wide-ranging experience as a diplomat, an entrepreneur and a civil society actor. From 2006 to 2010, he was France's Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society, participating in all WSIS follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, including as vice-chair of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and in 2008 as a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He actively participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process between 2002 and 2005 to promote dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments, including as Director of the collaborative platform WSIS-online. A French career diplomat since 1986, he also has nine years of private sector experience: between 1990 and 1998, he founded the consulting department of a leading French technology monitoring firm and was a co-founder and president of Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systemes. Bertrand de la Chapelle is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983) and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1986).
RIPE NCC, The Netherlans
|Chris Buckridge is External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC. This role involves engaging the broad range of RIPE NCC stakeholders, including RIPE NCC members, governments, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Telecommunications Union. He regularly presents in a range of international fora on issues including Internet governance and IPv6 deployment. Chris has worked in the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system for the past seven years. Born in Brisbane, Australia, he began working for the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in 2003, before relocating to Amsterdam in 2006 to take up a position in the Communications Department of the RIPE NCC. He has been in the role of External Relations Officer since 2010. He first attended the European Summer School on Internet Governance in 2008 as a fellow, and has since returned to present on the Internet registry system as a faculty member.
|Christoph Steck is Director Public Policy for Telefónica S.A. He studied Law at the Universities of Cologne, London (UCL) and Munich and holds an International MBA from IE Business School. He started working at Telefónica O2 Germany as Executive Assistant in 2002 and became two years later responsible for Government Relations and O2’s representative offices in Berlin and Brussel. From 2006 onwards he additionally oversaw the Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Management functions of the company. Since September 2008 he is working in his current position as Public Policy Director at Telefónica´s headquarter in Madrid where he manages with his team the company’s international Public Policy activities and relations to International Organisations. He represents the company at various organisations and events involved in policy-making and regulation of communication services, broadband and the Internet, including IGF and ICANN. He is also a member of the multi-stakeholder United Nations CSTD workgroup on improvements of the IGF and chairs the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO. Additionally, he is also an Associate Professor at the School of Communication of IE University in Madrid.|
|Dirk Krischenowski (43) is from the city of Berlin in Germany. He joint the ICANN process coming from the life science industry. Since 1999 he has been involved in Internet and domains by setting up generic domain disease portals for health portals and the industry. He also managed large domain portfolios for large pharmaceutical companies. In 2004 Dirk initiated with .berlin (dotberlin) a meanwhile global movement towards city-top-level-domains (cityTLDs), world cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona followed his example with own cityTLD initiatives. He is also spokesperson of the cityTLD interest group which aims to become accredited as constituency at ICANN. Furthermore Dirk is partner at DOTZON, consulting companies in acquiring a .brand top-level-domain.|
ICANN Senior Director of Participation and Engagement, The Netherlands
|Filiz Yilmaz joined ICANN in October 2010 as Senior Director of Participation and Engagement. After receiving her BSc Degree in Mathematics in 1996, Filiz worked at the Middle East Technical University Computer Center, the institution that played a key role in bringing Internet access and IT services to Turkey. She managed the development of a university-wide net ethics program and led training courses on newly introduced Unix and Internet applications. At the Informatics Institute, she took part in research projects and received her MSc Degree in Cognitive Science in 2001. Her thesis, "A Computational Analysis of Information Structure in Turkish," was recognized as the Institute's thesis of the year. In 2001, Filiz began work at the RIPE NCC, a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) based in Amsterdam, where she held positions in Internet number resource registration and management and delivered training courses on Internet number resource policy, DNSSEC, and Routing Registry. As a Policy Development Manager, Filiz also worked with the RIPE community, analyzing and tracking policy proposals and supporting policy implementation.|
Council of Europe
|Jan Malinowski is a lawyer, qualified in Spain and in the United Kingdom. He gained extensive experience as a lawyer before joining the Council of Europe, then worked for eleven years with the anti-torture watchdog supervising the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the Council of Europe’s member states. Since 2005, he has been responsible for animating and supporting Council of Europe inter-governmental standard-setting cooperation in respect of the media, freedom of expression and information, and the Internet.|
|Jeff Brueggeman is Vice President-Public Policy for AT&T. In this role, he is responsible for developing and coordinating AT&T’s public policy positions on privacy, cybersecurity and Internet policy issues. Jeff participates in legislative, regulatory and policy development proceedings covering a wide range of issues, including privacy, cloud computing sustainability, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. In addition, he represents AT&T in various international events and organizations involving Internet governance, including the Internet Governance Forum and ICANN. Within AT&T, Jeff manages the policy team that supports AT&T’s business in the operation of its global Internet network and the deployment of next-generation wireline and wireless broadband services. He leads the development and coordination of AT&T’s strategic policy initiatives related to advanced technologies and emerging services, such as cloud computing, security and converged services. Jeff previously worked as an attorney in AT&T’s Legal Department in Washington, D.C. office, practicing before the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to joining AT&T, he worked as a communications attorney in private practice.|
|Keith Drazek is Director of Policy at Verisign, Inc., operator of the .COM and .NET domain name registries and two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Keith has been active in the ICANN community for more than a decade, including service as a ccNSO Councilor representing the .US ccTLD, and in his current role as Alternate Chair of ICANN’s GNSO Registry Stakeholder Group. Prior to joining Verisign in June 2010, he worked for ten years at the U.S. Department of State, and ten years in the domain name industry - 2 years at a registrar and 8 years at a registry. His experience in the domain name industry includes business development, channel management, government relations, external affairs, and Internet policy development. He studied International Relations at George Washington University in Washington, DC.|
SWITCH, Zurich / Switzerland
|Marcel Schneider was born 1.4.1949 in Winterthur, Switzerland; basic education as dipl. El. Ing. FH/STV/EUR-ING. From 1973 to 1980 working for Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, technical department. From 1980 to 1990 at Willi Studer AG as project manager for the development of the first open reel digital tape recorders and as assistant to the chief development manager. January 1991 to today: Foundation SWITCH, first as network engineer, currently as manager special operations and international relations. Studies newer history at University of Zurich. Holds two patents and is co-author of a book on Internet domain names, published 1996.|
|Matthias joined Sedo in Mai 2007 as Director of Business Development – International / Asia. In this function, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining Sedo’s relationship to registrars and registries and developing business opportunities around the world for Sedo, the world’s largest marketplace and leading domain parking company. Since April 2008, Matthias is also responsible for managing Sedo’s Asian and International Parking Sales teams. His previous experience was in working directly with a domain registry and registrar for 6 years including with the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages the top level domain, .ORG. Matthias studied business administration at the University of Marburg for 2 years followed by law studies at the University of Cologne.|
Attorney, SHSG in Düsseldorf
|Michael Heller has studied law and political science at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. He is an attorney with SHSG in Düesseldorf, specialized, inter alia, in legal issues of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS)|
University of Syracuse, The Netherlands
|Milton Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA, and also XS4All Professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. He was one of the founders of the Internet Governance Project, an alliance of scholars in action around global Internet policy issues. Dr. Mueller’s research focuses on property rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. His book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) was the first book-length analysis of the political and economic forces leading to the creation of ICANN. He is currently working on a book about Internet governance in the post-World Summit on the Information Society environment: Networks and. Nation-States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance.|
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Ms Cavalli is an Electronic Engineer, she holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Telecom Regulations. She is also a PHD Candidate in Business Administration. Ms. Cavalli is advisor of the Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Argentina. She is the Argentina representative at the GAC (Governmental Adivsor Commitee) of ICANN, the Argentina Focal Point for the Information Society eLAC 2007 Action Plan, the coordinator of the eLAC2007 Financing Working Group and the coordinator of the eLAc 2007 Internet Governance Working Group. She was the Argentina representative and negotiator during World Summit of the Information Society held at Tunis, in November 2005. Ms. Cavalli is a teacher in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and in the Instituto del Servicio Exterior de la Nación, where she teaches subjects related with technology, Internet and policy related with technology.|
|Dr. Olivier M.J. Crépin-Leblond is a French national who has been an Internet user since 1988. He received a B.Eng. Honours degree in Computer Systems and Electronics from King’s College, London, UK, in 1990, a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College, London, UK, in 1997, and a Specialized Masters Degree in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management from SKEMA Business School (ESC Lille & CERAM) in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2007. Having founded Global Information Highway Ltd in 1995, he has been involved in many Internet projects, several of which enabled Internet connectivity in developing countries. Current interests range from IPv6 deployment, Network Neutrality, Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance and Green Internet to all aspects of Strategy, Intelligence and Knowledge Management in the 21st Century. Whilst attending all ICANN conferences in person since the Paris (June 2008) meeting, he has taken a keen interest in supporting ICANN’s At-Large constituency to defend the interests of Internet users worldwide. He was also on the 2010 ICANN Nominating Committee (NOMCOM) and since ICANN Brussels (June 2010), is Secretary of ICANN’s European At- Large Organisation (EURALO). He is also Chair of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), since the end of the ICANN Cartagena meeting in December 2010. Whilst on the Lead Team of ISOC England, he is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Last, but not least, he has been a Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) affiliate since the early nineties.
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|Peter H. Hellmonds|
Nokia Siemens Networks
|Peter H. Hellmonds is Head of Public and International Affairs at Nokia Siemens Networks with over 20 years of experience with the Internet. In the early 1990s, Peter worked on strategies for advancing electronic networking with developing countries at the World Bank and supported a number of African countries in their quest to achieve Internet connectivity. Peter also commissioned the first Web server for the World Bank in 1993. Between 1994 and 1998, he worked for the Swiss-Swedish Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in project finance. At Siemens since 1999 he served as Senior Advisor for International Financial Institutions (1999-2002) and established an eGovernment strategy (2002-2004), contributed to the World Economic Forum Digital Divide Initiative (2001), the G8 Digital Opportunities Task Force (2002), the UN ICT Task Force (2002-2005), and the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, 2003 and Tunis, 2005). Since 2006, Peter has been a member of the EBITT Commission of the ICC, the Communications Expert Group of the German UNESCO Commission, the Strategy Council of UN GAID and he also served two terms in the multi-stakeholder advisory group (MAG) of the IGF (2006-2008). Peter has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a diploma in International Studies from the SAIS at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy, and a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs (MPA) from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
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Afilias Ltd., Dublin, Germany
|Philipp Grabensee is Chairman of the Board of Afilias Ltd. Since 2003 and was Member of the Names Council of ICANNs Domain Name Supporting Organisation (DNSO). He studied law and philosophy at the Free University Berlin and the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. He is an attorney with SHSG in Düsseldorf.|
Medienstadt Leipzig e.V / Netcom Institute, Germany
|Sandra Hoferichter is project manager at Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized At Large Structure under ICANN Bylaws. She became involved in the Internet Governance process during the ICA-IAMCR Expert Meeting in Rathen/Germany in July 2006 which paved the way for the establishment of the “Global Internet Governance Academic Network” (GIGANET) and initiated the establishment of Summer Schools in Internet Governance (SSIG). Since 2007 she coordinates the European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG), which takes place every year in Meissen / Germany. Besides this she works as the administrative coordinator of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), the European IGF. Other projects she manages are ICANN-Studienkreis and various Internet conferences, including an EURO-NF Expert Meeting on the “Governance and Privacy Dimension of the Internet of Things” (Leipzig, I +II). Since Dez 2010 she is EURALO elected representative in ICANN´s At Large Advisory Committee. Sandra holds a degree in Architecture of the Academy of Technique, Culture, and Business of Leipzig (HTWK).|
Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany
|Dr. Tatiana Tropina is researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Tatiana is also a member of Cybercrime Research Institute (Cologne, Germany). In this capacity she has been involved in different cybercrime projects with the ITU, EU and academic institutions including projects on drafting legislation. She is also a member of the East-West Institute Cybercrime Working Group which is developing a possible consensus-building set of proposals in order to advance consideration of a treaty on certain aspects of cybersecurity, including cybercrime. Since 2001 Tatiana has done intensive study on criminological and legal aspects of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. She was the first Russian researcher who defended a PhD thesis on this subject in 2005. She worked as a researcher for Vladivostok Center for the Study of Organized Crime sponsored by Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (American University, Washington D.C.) for more than 7 years. From 2003 to 2008 Tatiana also worked as a lawyer and then as a head of legal department for number of telecommunication companies in Russia. In 2008 Tatiana was granted British Chevening Scholarship to study Master’s degree in Communications Management at Strathclyde Business School, Strathclyde University, Glasgow (program related to telecom regulation, internet governance, e-commerce, and communications environment). In 2009 she obtained German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders from Russia to pursue cybercrime research project. Her current areas of research include international standards to fight cybercrime, self-and co-regulation and public private partnership in addressing cybersecurity issues, changing role of the ICT Regulators in fighting cybercrime, future challenges for the ICT regulation that emerge as a result of cybersecurity concerns. She has been invited to give presentations on her research topics at different international events (including NATO, ITU, OSCE events, Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit and others).
|Thomas Rickert ist managing director of Schollmeyer & Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH with offices in Bonn and Frankfurt am Main, Germany (www.anwaelte.de). He specializes in IT-law and domain-related legal aspects in particular. Thomas is also Director Names & Numbers with eco Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V. (www.eco.de) where he chairs the eco Names & Numbers Forum, a platform for registrars, registries, resellers and other companies active in the area of the Domain Name System (DNS). Since 1998, Thomas has been involved in various national and international projects in the area of Internet safety and security. He was instrumental in establishing a hotline in Germany taking reports about illegal use or content on the internet and was president of the Inhope Association (www.inhope.org) from 2002 to 2005. Inhope is the global umbrella organisation of hotlines fighting illegal content on the Internet, primarily child abusive material.
|William J. Drake|
University of Zürich, Switzerland
|William J. Drake is an International Fellow in the Media Change and Innovation Division of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, where he teaches courses on ICT global governance and the Internet and social change. His research, teaching, advocacy, and consulting work focuses on global communications and information policy and the impact of the information revolution on world politics. Drake received his M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Previous positions held include, inter alia: Senior Associate of the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; President and member of the Board of Directors, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego; and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and at Georgetown University’s School of Business. Some of his activities and affiliations include co-editing the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics, and memberships in: the core faculty of the European and South Schools on Internet Governance; the Program Committee (and previously, Vice-chairperson and Steering Committee member) of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network; the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, the Board of Directors of the European At Large Organization, and the Executive Committee of the Noncommercial Users Constituency in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; the Group of High-Level Advisors of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for ICT and Development; the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the civil society Internet Governance Caucus of the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University, and a former member of: the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance; Working Group 1 of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force; the Social Science Research Council’s Research Network on IT Governance and Transnational Civil Society; and the World Economic Forum’s Task Force on the Global Digital Divide. Among his recent publications are: Editor, Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All—The Fourth Internet Governance Forum (The United Nations, 2010); Co-Editor, Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power (MIT Press, 2008); and Editor, Reforming Internet Governance: Perspectives from the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (United Nations, 2005).|
University of Graz / Austria
|Wolfgang Benedek is Director of the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the University of Graz, Austria and of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Graz (ETC); Chairman of the Austrian Committee of World University Service (WUS) Austria; Since 2003 he has coordinated several research projects in the field of Internet Governance and the role of human rights in the information society which have resulted in two books, i.e. Benedek/Pekari (ed.), Menschenrechte in der Informationsgesellschaft (2007) and Benedek/Bauer/Kettemann (ed.), Internet Governance and the Information Society (2008) and several other publications. He is also involved in internet literacy of school teachers and internet education at university level and presently works with a team of experts for the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles to elaborate a Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the Internet.|
University of Aarhus, Chair of the Faculty of the ISSIG, Germany
|Professor for Internet Policy and Regulation, Department for Media and Information Sciences, University of Aarhus. Previous Academic Teaching includes University of Tampere, School of International Services, American University, Washington, D.C, Halle University, University of Moscow, University of Oerebro and Heilbronn Business School. 1994 to 1998 Chairman Inter-Regional Information Society Initiative (IRISI) of the European Commission in Brussels and Coordinater Saxonian Information Initiative (SII). Member of the Board Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized ICANN At Large Structure (ALS). Involved in Internet Governance since 1997. Member ICANN´s Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF/2000), ICANNs Interim At-Large Group (2001/2002), ICANN´s Nomination Committee (NomCom/2005/2008), WSIS Civil Society Bureau (2002/2005) and Panel of High Level Advisers of the Global Alliance for ICT & Development (GAID). Co-founder and chair "Internet Governance Caucus" (IGC/2002-2003). 2004 appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Since 2005 Special Adviser to the Chair of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). His research is documented in more than 100 international publications, including five books. Recent articles has been published in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Development, info and Telecommunication Policy. He serves/ed in advisory boards of Transnational Data and Communication Report, Computer Law and Security Report, The Journal of Media Law and Practice, Communication Law and Gazette. Member of Programme Committee for INET 2002. Co-founder Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), Internet Governance Summer School (SSIG) and ICANN-Studienkreis. Member International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where he co-chairs the Law Section.|
|Born 1954 in Freiburg/Germany; Studies (English and Economics) in Heidelberg; After training in journalism working experience in print media, news agencies and public broadcasting. In charge of media and public relations for several humanitarian organisations (terre des hommes etc.) in Germany and Austria. Election campaign organizer and parliamentarian consultant of the German Green Party (1982–83). Several consultancies in development cooperation and project management overseas (Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc.). Executive secretary of the Swiss Forum against Racism. Project manager and Central Secretary of the Swiss media union (comedia), in charge of electronic media and communication. Founding member and Co-President of the Swiss Platform on the Information Society (Comunica-ch), representing Swiss civil society during WSIS I and II. Founding and board member of EURALO – ICANN’s European At-Large organisation, acting Chair (2008-13). Project coordinator of TAO (Third Age Online) at Wikimedia Switzerland. Founding member and co-organiser of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). Since April 2011 Program Coordinator and member of the EuroDIG Secretariat.|