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Past IGF Ambassadors

Agustina Callegari

Agustina Callegari (Argentina) specializes in political communication for the digital age. She is very involved in work related to privacy and data protection, freedom of expression, and Internet governance.

Ashell Forde

Ashell Forde (Barbados) is a Senior Telecoms Officer at the Telecoms Unit (national regulator). She has been active in the deployment of the Barbados IXP, as well as the setting up of the national CSIRT.

Kasek Galgal

Kasek Galgal (Papua New Guinea) is a Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea. His work is focused on cybersecurity, free and open source software (FOSS), and network development.

Lianna Galstyan

Lianna Galstyan (Armenia) is the Public Relations Manager for ISOC Armenia and the Head of the ISOC Armenia At-Large Structure in ICANN. Lianna has been a Member of ISOC Armenia since 2000 and a Board Member since 2013.

Maureen Hernandez

Maureen Hernandez (Venezuela) is a System Engineer who specializes in free and open source software (FOSS) and web security. She is also a human rights activist interested in online freedom.

Ana Kakalashvili

Ana Kakalashvili (Georgia) works for the U.S. Peace Corps in the area of security and safety. She has participated in meetings of ICANN, RIPE NCC, and EuroDIG.

Argyro Karanasiou

Argyro Karanasiou (Greece) is a Lecturer at Bournemouth University, and specializes in intellectual property in the digital economy, media law, IoT, privacy by design, and big data.

Mwendwa Kivuva

Mwendwa Kivuva (Kenya) is a Policy Fellow at Google, and also volunteers his time working on policy formulation for ICANN and AFRINIC.

Suprita Lnu

Suprita Lnu (India) is currently employed as a Network Planning and Design Engineer at Reliance JIO Infocomm Limited in India. She is part of team working towards launching 4G mobile services across India.

Grace Mutung’u

Grace Mutung’u (Kenya) is an Associate with KICTANet, and also part of the organizing committee for the Kenya IGF.

Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara (Uganda) is a Technologist and Social Entrepreneur who has previously worked in telecommunications, renewable energy and education technology.

Michael Oghia

Michael J. Oghia (United States) is a Belgrade-based Internet governance Consultant and Editor.

Maria Paola Pérez

Maria Paola Pérez (Venezuela) is presently completing her thesis in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela.

Krishna Kumar Rajamannar

Krishna Kumar Rajamannar (India) is a Student, and is completing his MA in Public Policy (specializing in Internet Governance) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Shreedeep Rayamajhi (Nepal) is a Nepalese social activist and blogger. He is also the Managing Director of, an online news portal and blog, and has been featured on BBC Outriders and the World Bank’s Provocative Voices.

José Eduardo Rojas

José Eduardo Rojas (Bolivia) is the CEO of REDES Foundation, where he leads country-specific efforts in Internet policy and development.

Elsa Saade

Elsa Saade (Lebanon) is a social and political activist working in the fields of humanitarian assistance and capacity building.

Encel Sanchez

Encel Sanchez (Venezuela) is a Web Developer at Nearsource Inc. His areas of competency are web development, social media, security and privacy, and open source. Encel was a key organizing member of the first IGF-related meeting in Venezuela.

Mohit Saraswat

Mohit Saraswat (United Arab Emirates) is the Senior Manager - IT Infrastructure at Pepsico (UAE). He specializes in telecoms engineering, cybersecurity, child online safety, and Internet governance.

Amanda Soares Kemmer

Amanda Soares Kemmer (Brazil) is an Attorney-at-Law specializing in cyberlaw, copyright law, international trade law, and tax law.

Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a Mandela Washington Fellow, and has been engaged with UNICEF, AfriNIC, ICANN, Central Africa IGF Organizing Committee, and DiploFoundation.