Board of Directors

Maarten Botterman, Chairman (Europe)End of Term: June 30, 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) End of Term: June 30, 2015

Erik Huizer, Vice Chair (Europe)Erik 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.

Raimundo Beca, Member (S. America) End of Term: June 30, 2014

Raimundo-BecaRaimundo Beca is currently a partner at Imaginacción, a Chilean consulting company, and seats on the board of several major companies.In particular, from 2004 to 2010, he seated at the Board of ICANN, appointed by the Address Supporting Organization. He also seated at the President’s Strategy Committee and GAC-ICCAN Board Joint Working Group.

Before being appointed to the ICANN Board, Raimundo was a member of the ASO Address Council, appointed first by ARIN and then by LACNIC, a member of the Steering Committee of NIC Chile and a Board Director of LACNIC. In addition, from 2003 to 2010, Raimundo was Vice Chairman of Board of Puerto San Vicente Talcahuano, the third largest sea port at Chile.

Art Reilly, Member (N. America) End of Term: June 30, 2014

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) End of Term: June 30, 2016

amitabhAmitabh 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) End of Term: June 30, 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) End of Term: June 30, 2016

Ingrid SrinathIngrid Srinath is Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation – a pioneering example of technology, activism and public-private partnership in action. She has served on the advisory boards of the United Nations Development Programme (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, an influential global network of organisations at local, national, regional and international levels, dedicated to defending and strengthening civil society throughout the world. Her experience in these fields has enabled her to facilitate dialogue across sectors, build sustainable resource mobilisation, branding and advocacy strategies and to lead organisation transformation processes. She had led large teams across the world and been a passionate advocate for child rights, human rights and social justice movements in multiple public fora and in the media, in South Africa, India and around the world.

Lynn St. Amour, ISOC Liaison (N. America)

Lynn St. Amour, ISOC Liaison (N. America)Lynn is President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC). She joined ISOC in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division, and has been responsible for ISOC’s international expansion. She became ISOC’s global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in March of 2001. She divides her time between ISOC’s offices in Reston, Virginia, and Geneva, Switzerland.

St. Amour has extensive experience in global IT and international business, including positions in international sales and marketing, strategic planning, partner management and manufacturing. She also has considerable experience in corporate restructuring and start-up management. St.Amour has spent most of her career working in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland, with significant long-term assignments in other European countries.

Prior to joining ISOC, she was director of Business Development and Joint Venture Operations for AT&T’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Before joining AT&T, she held a number of management positions for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

A graduate of the University of Vermont, St. Amour began her career in information technology with the General Electric Corporation.

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