Faculty 2012

as of July 23, 2012

Andrzej Wolski

Andrzej Wolski
Andrzej Wolski works as a Trainer at the RIPE NCC. In this role, Andrzej delivers training courses throughout the RIPE NCC service region on topics such as Local Internet Registry, IPv6, Routing Registry and Resource Certification. He is also responsible for the ongoing development of the LIR training course material. Before joining the RIPE NCC, Andrzej worked as Network and System engineer for various Internet Service Providers and Enterprises across Europe, where he was also responsible for operating the Local Internet Registries.

Avri Doria

VP Policy & Governance, dotgay LLC
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:
Ayesha Hassan

International Chamber of Commercehassan
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

nic.atBarbara Schlossbauer
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.
Beate Schulz

Beate Schulz
Beate Schulz studied Economics at the University of Frankfurt, focussing on the subjects of marketing and commerce. After graduating she worked in various marketing functions in the high-tech products and consumer goods industries. When she joined DENIC eG, the central registry for .de domains organized as a cooperative, in October 2009, she could further look back on several years of freelance experience in the PR field. At DENIC, she is a member of the Public Relations Team. Her special field of responsibility is the communication with the DENIC members. She further manages the online communication with the general public and keeps the DENIC website up-to-date. On top of that she is the creative mind that is responsible for the look and feel of the DENIC publications.
Bernard Sadaka

Bernard Sadaka
Bernard Sadaka is a Lebanese Computer and Communication Engineer. He is currently a DiploFoundation associate and a consultant for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat in Geneva. He is currently working on Remote Participation for IGF 2012 in Baku as well as the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2013 in Lisbon. He coordinated Remote Participation for the IGF Sharm el sheikh 2009, Vilnius 2010 and Nairobi 2011 as well as EuroDIG Madrid 2010, Belgrade
2011 and Stockholm 2012. He worked for a year as a Digital Account Executive for Diwanee (Digital Media Company) and earlier as an ICT Developer at Orkila International Offshore as a Webmaster, Linux/DataBase administrator and Cloud Computing Developer for almost three years. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician volunteer, ambulance driver and trainer at the Lebanese Red Cross Emergency Medical Services. In addition to being a zealous social media geek and advocate, his interests include but are not limited to effective participation as a tool for more inclusion (especially in Global Governance and Internet Governance), Education as a global change, Entrepreneurship as an economical change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Youth Empowerment and Capacity Building, ICT awareness and strategies, in addition to brainstorming, music and sports.
Bertrand de la Chapelle

International Diplomatic Academy

Bertrand de la Chapelle is Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project at the International Diplomatic Academy in Paris and a Director on the ICANN Board since 2010. 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 in particular the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and was a Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Between 2002 and 2005, he actively participated in the World Summit on the Information society (WSIS) to promote dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments, including as Director of the collaborative platform WSIS-online. An engineer, diplomat and civil society actor, he also has nine years of private sector experience, including as co-founder and President of Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Bertrand de LA CHAPELLE is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1986).

Claudia Selli

Claudia Selli
Claudia Selli is the European Affairs Director of AT&T International External & Regulatory Affairs. Her main task is to advocate AT&T positions in Brussels towards the European institutions as well as in other European Member States and particularly in Germany. Prior to joining AT&T, Claudia Selli worked at the European Commission, DG Information Society where she actively took part in the negotiations with the European Parliament on several telecom files such as Roaming I and II, Safer Use of the Internet, the reform of the Europe’s telecom regulatory framework, the Audiovisual Media Service Directive etc. In the past she also worked in the European Parliament. Claudia holds a master in International Politics from the ULB University and graduated at “La Tuscia University” in Viterbo, Italy.
Claudia was born in Rome on 13 March 1976. AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing wholesale services to over 220 countries and territories, and providing enterprise services to over 97 percent of the world’s economy.
Dirk Krischenowski

Dirk Krischenowski 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.
Hartmut Glaser

  • 1968/1972 - Researcher at Van de Graaff Laboratory at Institute
    of Physics/USP (University of São Paulo)
  • 1972/1990 - Researcher at Microelectronics Laboratory -
    Escola Politécnica - USP
  • 1989/1993 - Special Adviser to the Director (Dean) -
    Escola Politécnica – USP
  • 1994/1996 - Special Adviser to the Rector of University
    São Paulo
  • 1996/2004 - Special Adviser to the President of FAPESP (Foundation for Reseach Support of the State of São Paulo)
  • 1996/2002 - Coordinator of the Academic Network/ANSP at the
    State of São Paulo
  • 1996/2009 - CEO of the Brazilian Internet Steering
    Committee - CGI.br/NIC.br
Hong Xue

Institute for Internet Law, Beijing Normal Universityxue
Dr. Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). Before joining BNU, she was the associate professor of Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. Prof. Xue specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. Prof. Xue is the fellow of Yale Information Society Project. Prof. Xue was elected as one of the Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society. She works in many governmental and non-governmental organizations. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation, and United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). She has served as a founding member and then the founding IDN Liaison of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee and was appointed on the ICANN President’s Advisory Committee on Internationalized Domain Names. She is one of the founders of the Internet Users Organization in the Asia-Pacific Region and one of the drafters of the At-Large Director Selection Rules and Procedures. She was selected by ALAC to serve on the Board Director Candidate Evaluation Committee. She is the member of the ICANN Nomination Committee and Fellowship Committee. She is the Chair of Council of Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance and found member of Member of Chinese Domain Names Consortium.
Keith Drazek

Keith Drazek
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.
Leonid Todorov

Coordiantion Center for ccTLD .ru
Leonid Todorov
Leonid Todorov earned his MA in linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University and BA in business administration from the University of Copenhagen. For more than a decade Leonid has been executive assistant to the late Prime-Minister Yegor Gaidar, the principal architect of the Russian reforms and in that capacity acquired expertise in the government relations area. After joining ccTLD .RU as head of Government Relations, Leonid focuses on research into Internet Governance and interacts with the RF Ministry of Telecommunication and Mass Media on this and an array of other issues. Since the last fall he has been engaged in the WSOP group’s activities and contributed to a draft proposal on improvement of the ICANN’s performance in this area.
Marcel Schneider

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.
Max Senges

Max Senges
Max Senges (1978) works in Google's Policy Team in Berlin to liaison and collaborate especially with colleagues from academia and civil society to help develop sound new media policies for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He is a knowledge entrepreneur passionately thinking and working on the crossroads between Internet politics, innovation and philosophy of technology. In the last ten years he worked with academic, governmental, and private organizations, centering onknowledge ecosystems, e-learning, and Internet governance. Max holds a Ph.D. and a Master's Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society Program from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, as well as a Masters in Business Information Systems from the University of Applied Sciences Wildau in Berlin.
Michael Heller

Attorney at SHSG
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)
Michael Niebel

European Commissionmini
Michael Niebel was Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Information Society and the Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission in Brussels where he worked on Internet Policy and Network Information Security. He contributed to the EU High Level Working Group on Internet Governance and represented the European Union in ICANNs Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). In addition he was involved in the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) and the Advisory Group on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations. He also prepared the launch
of the European domain name .eu.| In the 1990s he was a member of the cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Telecommunications, Martin Bangemann.
Most recently Michael Niebel headed the Audiovisual and Media Policies Unit. Presently he is Head of the Internet Policy Development Task Force of Directorate General CONNECT.
Milton Mueller

University of Syracusemueller
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.
Nicolas Seidler

Internet Society (ISOC)
Nicolas joined the Internet Society in February 2010. His first assignment was to contribute to the preparation and operation of outreach campaigns designed to attract new organizational members from the EMEA region. He was also involved in the management and development of ISOC's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme aimed at cultivating the emerging generation of Internet policy, business, and technology leaders. Since January 2011, Nicolas has been Manager of Global Partnerships in the Strategic Global Engagement department. He helps develop institutional partnerships with international and regional organizations, and networks across the Internet ecosystem to engage global policy makers on emerging Internet issues. In this role he contributes to ISOC's engagement with a variety of UN organizations such as ITU and WIPO. He also contributes to coordinating the Internet Technical Advisory Committee to the OECD. Prior to joining ISOC, Nicolas worked for the International AIDS Society (IAS) as an online media analyst. In this role, he assessed the media impact of their IAS conference, the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS. Nicolas holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). He also holds a Masters degree in Communication and Media Sciences from the University of Geneva. He is a native French speaker and speaks English fluently. He also speaks German and Spanish. Nicolas is based in Geneva, Switzerland
Olga Cavalli

University of Buenos Airescavalli
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.
Olivier Crépin-Leblond

Olivier Crepin-Leblond
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.
Full details available on: http://www.gih.com/ocl.html
Peter H. Hellmonds

Public and International Affairs
Peter H. Hellmonds
Peter H. Hellmonds an international public affairs professional 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 he served as Senior Advisor for International Financial Institutions and established an eGovernment strategy, contributed to the World Economic Forum Digital Divide Initiative, the G8 Digital Opportunities Task Force, the UN ICT Task Force, and the World Summit on the Information Society. 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. 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.
read more at: http://icannwiki.com/index.php/Peter_H._Hellmonds
Peter Major

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)Peter Major
Peter Major has been working at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 23 years. He was the focal point of the BR for internet governance. Presently he is vice-chairman of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). He has chaired the CSTD Working Group on Improvements to the IGF. He is co-coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) and was involved as panelist in workshops organized by DCAD and the ITU in IGF-s in Hyderabad, Sharm el Sheik, Vilnius and Nairobi. He actively participated in the preparation of these events attending the Open Consultations and working with Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) members in shaping the programs of the IGFs. He has been nominated as member of the MAG in 2012.

Peter is vice-chairman of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group of the ITU and he is chairman of the Correspondence Group on BR Information Systems.
Philipp Grabensee

Afilias Ltd.phgr
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.
Sandra Hoferichter

Medienstadt Leipzig e.V / Netcom Institute
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).
Tatiana Tropina

Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Tatiana Tropina
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).
Theresa Swinehart

Theresa Swinehart
Theresa Swinehart is Executive Director, Global Internet Policy for Verizon Communications, where she specializes in emerging Internet policy issues, Internet governance and multi-stakeholder models, engaging with policy makers, experts and stakeholders globally. Prior to joining Verizon in 2010, Theresa was Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where she had been since 2001. Her responsibilities with ICANN included contributing to its reform process, leading the international team, the organization's strategy for global engagement and outreach, and representing the organization in international forums, particularly those relating to Internet governance. She worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including business, regional and international organizations (governmental and non-governmental), technical community, government and civil society, on a range of issues bridging technical, political and policy expertise and experience (e.g. internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)). Before joining ICANN, Theresa was Director for Global E-Commerce at MCI, where she was responsible for emerging international Internet issues, including ISP liability, data protection and the company's participation in Internet related forums including the formation of ICANN. Theresa began her career in international human rights with a focus on economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. Theresa holds a law degree from American University Washington College of Law (USA), a post graduate degree in International Studies from the University of Vienna (Austria), and a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis (USA). Theresa is a member of the Board of Trustees, Internet Society (ISOC). She also serves on the Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAG), and is one of the business community representatives to the UN Committee on Science and Technology (CSTD) Working Group on IGF improvements. She is fluent in English and German and conversant in French.
Thomas Rickert

German association for the Internet economy (eco)
Thomas Rickert
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.
Thomas Spiller

The Walt Disney Company
Thomas Spiller
Thomas Spiller was named Vice President, Global Public Policy, Europe, Middle East & Africa of The Walt Disney Company in September 2011. Spiller serves as head of the Brussels EU office for the company and drives the company’s global public policy initiatives throughout the region. Previously, Spiller was Vice President, Global Public Policy for SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, a company he joined in 2007. Before working at SAS, Spiller was Counsel, Transport & Energy, Europe, Middle East, Africa at General Electric. He joined GE in 2003 after over seven years working in the nuclear industry as International Affairs Manager for Areva, the global nuclear services company. Spiller joined Areva from the Office of the French Prime Minister where he was a Policy Officer for two years. Spiller, a native of Paris, France, graduated from La Sorbonne
Thomas Tammegger

Thomas Tammegger
Thomas Tammegger has been working for EURid, the Brussels-based registry for the .eu Top Level Domain, since 2005. He currently holds the position of External Relations Deputy manager and is in charge of coordinating the help-desk relations and operations at EURid. Thomas studied law at the universities of Graz and Vienna, Austria and Leuven, Belgium."
Wolfgang Benedeck

Institut of International Law and International relations, University of Graz
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.
Wolfgang Kleinwächter

University of Aarhus, Chair of the Faculty of the EuroSSIGjowok
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.
Wolf Ludwig

Wolf Ludwig
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.