Kees Neggers has been Managing Director of SURFnet bv, since its establishment in 1988. SURFnetÂ¹s mission is to develop and operate an advanced networking infrastructure for the research and higher education community in the Netherlands. SURFnet has always tried to fulfil its mission in a framework of international cooperation. SURFnet was the local organizer of the first European IETF in July 1993 in Amsterdam.
Kees has been a key player in international research networking activities since 1984. He served as treasurer, vice-president and president for RARE (Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne) from 1986-1994 and played a leading role in the process to merge RARE and EARN (European Academic and Research Network) into TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association). He is the European co-chair of the CCIRN (Co-ordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networking) since 1990.
Kees was the initiator in 1991 of the Ebone initiative to create the first pan-European IP backbone and served as chairman of the Ebone Consortium from 1991-1994. He has been playing a major role in the organizational set-up of the RIPE-NCC. In 1997 he was one of the founders of the Dutch Chapter of the Internet Society. Kees served as a trustee (appointed by ISOC Founder RARE/TERENA) in the Internet Society since the inception of the Board of Trustees in Kobe in 1992 until June 1996 and as an elected Trustee from July 1998. Present positions held in Internet related international activities include:
Member of the Internet Society Board of Trustees
Member of the Executive Committee of the ISOC-BoT
Vice-President Technical Programme of TERENA.
Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board.
European Co-Chair of the CCIRN.
Director Network of the GigaPort project
Founding member of the Internet Society