Inaugural Coordination Council

Council Member Biographies

Nii Narku Quaynor Academia, Technical Community, and Foundations, Africa – University of Cape Coast, Ghana Akinori Maemura Academia, Technical Community, and Foundations, Asia & Oceania – Japan Network Information Center
Jean-François Abramatic Academia, Technical Community, and Foundations, Europe – W3C-Inria Marília Maciel | Co-Chair Academia, Technical Community, and Foundations, Latin America & Caribbean – Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law
William Drake Academia, Technical Community, and Foundations, North America – Media Change and Innovation Division, IPMZ, University of Zurich Anriette Esterhuysen Civil Society, Africa – Association for Progressive Communications, APC
Ian Peter Civil Society, Asia & Oceania – Personal Capacity Jean-Jacques Subrenat Civil Society, Europe – EURALO
João Carlos Rebello Caribé Civil Society, Latin America & Caribbean – Movimento Mega Eileen Donahoe | Co-Chair Civil Society, North America – Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch
Khaled Negm Governments and Intergovernmental Organization, Africa – Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt Lu Wei Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations, Asia & Oceania – Minister of Cyberspace Administration of the People's Republic of China
Andrus Ansip Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations. Europe - European Commission, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market – Europe Juan Cruz González Allonca Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations, Latin America & Caribbean – National Director for Personal Data Protection, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Argentina
Penny Pritzker Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations, North America - US Secretary of Commerce Andile Ngcaba Private Sector, Africa – Chairman and Founder, Convergence Partners; Executive Chairman, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa; former South African Government Director General of Communications
Jack Ma | Co-Chair Private Sector, Asia & Oceania – Alibaba Group Christoph Steck Private Sector, Europe – Telefonica, S.A.
Pablo Bello Arellano Private Sector, Latin America & Caribbean – AHCIET (Asociación Iberoamericana de Centros de Investigación y empresas de Telecomunicaciones) James Poisant Private Sector – The World Information Technology and Services Alliance
Virgilio Augusto Fernandes Almeida | Co-Chair Organizing Partner – Secretary for Information Technology Policy of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil and chair of the Brazilian Internet Steering Commitee (CGI.br). Tarek Kamel Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President, Government and IGOs Engagement, ICANN
Richard Samans Organizing Partner – Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Wolfgang Kleinwächter Special Ambassador of the NETmundial Initiative – Professor Emeritus at the University of Aarhus and Member of the ICANN Board

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