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 ( 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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