Board of Directors
|BOARD MEMBER||TITLE||REGION||END OF TERM|
|Maarten Botterman||Chairman||Europe||30 June, 2015|
|Erik Huizer||Vice Chair||Europe||30 June, 2013|
|Amitabh Singhal||Secretary||Asia||30 June, 2013|
|Raimundo Beca||Member||S. America||30 June, 2014|
|Art Reilly||Member||N. America||30 June, 2014|
Maarten Botterman (Europe) - Chair
Maarten 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. Read more...
Erik Huizer (Europe) - Vice Chair
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). Until June 2000 he was managing director of the SURFnet Expertise Center (SEC). He was strongly involved with the GigaPort project, the Dutch project for the next generation Internet. 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 NLnet foundation and he is chairing the Dutch national IPv6 Task Force. Erik also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (the .nl ccTLD registry) (since 2005), and on the Advisory Board of Internet Society in the Netherlands. Furthermore he participates as chair or member in various ICT research boards in the EU and the Netherlands.
Raimundo Beca (S. America) - Member
Raimundo 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. .
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Art Reilly (N. America) - Member
Art 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 (India) - Secretary
Amitabh 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.
Lynn St. Amour (N. America) - ISOC Liaison
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.