Board of Directors

Maarten Botterman, Chairman (Europe) Term: 2012 – 2015

Maarten BottermanMaarten Botterman is Director of GNKS Consult BV. He is an expert in Information Society policy issues with extensive international experience, with emphasis on the impact of technology on society and governance issues, and global information security and privacy issues. He is currently also Member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). GNKS stands for understanding the impact of the emerging Global Networked Knowledge Society (www.gnksconsult.com), and he works with other top researchers to develop policy insights relevant to decision makers in public and private sectors, that take the interests of multiple stakeholders into account and are robust towards the future that is by definition uncertain.

For his work he relies on his knowledge and experience from his work as former CEO of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (2003 -2006), Information Society Director at RAND Corporation in Europe (1999 – 2006), Scientific Officer for DG Information Society of the European Commission (1995 – 1999), Senior Telework Consultant at the Dutch Ministry for Transport (1992 – 1995), Public Works and Water Management, and Head of ICT at the North Sea Directorate of the same Ministry (1987 – 1992). He holds an advanced degree in business economics from Erasmus University.

Erik Huizer, Vice Chair (Europe) Term: 2013 – 2015

Erik HuizerErik Huizer is CTO at SURFnet, the National Education and Research Network provider in the Netherlands. He is also part-time professor Internet Applications at University of Utrecht.

From 2008-2012 he was Managing Director for Information Society at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Before that he was Vice President for Internet and New Media at Technicolor, a Thomson company (2007 – 2008), and director for strategy and innovation at NOB (2000 – 2007). He was also part-time professor for Internet applications at Twente University (2000 – 2004). Earlier, he was Area Director for the Applications area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF: 1991 – 1995) and in the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995-2002 he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board. From 1999 till 2002 he was chairman of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He served on the ISOC Board of Trustees from 2002 till 2007.

Currently he is chairman of the Board of the Dutch national IPv6 Task Force and Scientific Captain of the Dutch Creative Industries Top sector. Erik also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (the .nl ccTLD registry) (since 2005). He is on the Advisory Boards of the Internet Society (both isoc.org and isoc.nl) and Bits of Freedom. Furthermore he participates as chair or member in various ICT research boards in the EU and the Netherlands.

Hartmut Glaser, Member (S. America) Term: 2014 – 2017

Hartmut GlaserProfessor Hartmut Richard Glaser is the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br in Brazil, a “multistakeholder” body that coordinates all internet activities in Brazil, since 1996. Before he take over this position, he was Researcher at Van de Graaff Laboratory at the Physics Institute of USP/São Paulo State University (1968/1970); then he was Researcher at the Microelectronics Laboratory at the Polytechnic School (Engineering Faculty) of USP(1970/1990); Special Adviser to the Director (Dean) of the Polytechnic School of USP (1989/1993); Special Adviser to the President of FAPESP/Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (1996/2004); Coordinator of the Academic Network/ANSP at the State of São Paulo (1996/2002); Board Member of LACNIC (2000/until now); Member of the Address Council (AC) of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO/NRO) of ICANN (2000/until now); Member of ICANN’s “Nominating Committee” for 7 years (2004/2005/2008/2009/2012/2013 as appointed member by the AC/ASO and 2010 invited as Associate Chair); Local Organizer of two ICANN Meetings in Brazil, 2003 (Rio de Janeiro) and 2006 (São Paulo); Local Organizer of the “2. IGF – Internet Governance Forum” 2007 in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil; Local Organizer of NETmundial 2014 in São Paulo/Brazil; Faculty Member of the “Summer School of Internet Governance” in Buenos Aires/Argentina (2009), in São Paulo/Brazil (2010) and in Meissen/Germany (2009/2014); Special Adviser to Nitin Desai, the general coordinator of 5 IGF/Internet Governance Fora.

Art Reilly, Member (N. America) Term: 2014-2017

Art ReillyArt Reilly has been a leader in promoting a more-inclusive Information Society and improving interoperability and quality in networks through standards for more than 25 years. Reilly retired April 8, 2011 as Senior Director, Strategic Technology Policy at Cisco Systems where he was their principal representative to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and many other UN activities on policy matters. In this capacity, he served on numerous US delegations.

As the business Vice Chair of the UN ICT Task Force, he provided leadership in promoting the achievement of the UN Millennium Declaration Goals (improving the quality of life for people around the world) through the use of information technology.

Amitabh Singhal, Secretary (India) Term: 2013 – 2016

Amitabh SinghalAmitabh is the Director of Telxess Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. and Vcon Services Ltd. He was a Founder and former President of Internet Service Providers Association of India. He also was a founder, Board Director and CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). He helped conceptualize and set up NIXI as a public private partnership between ISPAI and Department of Information Technology, Government of India and was involved in restructuring NIXI as an autonomous Registry and Regulator of the .IN Domain (Indian ccTLD), including its commercial launch, drafting and implementing the INDRP, and appointment of Registrars, etc.

He was the spokesperson of India’s ISP industry for over a decade, contributing many articles over the years in various publications and journals, and was a speaker & presenter at various forums, including the IGF. He helped shape public policies in the telecommunication sphere as a member of various governmental and industry committees, expert groups and panels.

Roberto Gaetano, Member (Europe) Term: 2013 – 2016

Roberto GaetanoRoberto Gaetano, now retired from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he served 13 years as international civil servant, brings to the Public Interest Registry Board extensive experience in Internet governance from his work with a broad range of organizations. As Internet Policy Advisor at ETSI, he actively participated in Internet policymaking, including the process that created ICANN and its supporting organizations. He also served six years on the ICANN Board, with three as Liaison of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).

Ingrid Srinath, Member (India) Term: 2013 – 2015

Ingrid SrinathIngrid Srinath is CEO at Hivos India Advisory Services – an international development organization guided by humanist values. It works with local civil society organizations in developing countries to build a free, fair and sustainable world. She has served on the advisory boards of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (UN DCF), the World Economic Forum (WEF), Streetfootballworld, Magic Bus and the Prajnya Trust and on the boards of the INGO Accountability Charter and The Rules. From 2004 – 2008, Ingrid was the CEO of CRY (Child Rights and You), where she led the national coalition that successfully campaigned to amend India’s constitution to make education a fundamental right. She served as Secretary General from 2008-12 at CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and from 2013-14 as Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation – a pioneering example of technology, activism and public-private partnership in action. Ingrid has led large teams across the world and been a passionate advocate for child rights, human rights and social justice movements.

Kathryn C. Brown, ISOC CEO Liaison (N. America)

Kathryn C. Brown

Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2014. She is a veteran of Internet policy development and corporate responsibility initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion. Her career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Clinton Administration. Ms. Brown has also headed up policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon as well working on legal and regulatory communications policy for law firms and consultancies. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College. Ms. Brown has served on the advisory boards of the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the mPowering Development Advisory Board of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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Past Public Interest Registry Board Directors

First Name Last Name Term(s)
Marc Rotenberg 2003-2006
Lynn St.Amour 2003-2013 (ISOC Liaison)
Frode Greisen 2003-2004
Geoff Houston 2003-2005
Kenny Huang 2003-2004
David Maher 2003-2004
Amadeu Abril I Abril 2003-2005
Susan Estrada 2004-2007
Barbara Fraser 2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2011
Eva Frolich 2004-2007
Glenn Ricart 2004-2006, 2007-2010, 2010-2011
Pindar Wong 2006
Kuo-Wei Wu 2008-2009
Raimundo Beca 2011-2014
Art Reilly 2011-2014, 2014-2017