Markus Kummer is the Internet Society’s Vice-President for Public Policy. He has extensive experience with Internet policy at the global, regional, and national levels. Before joining the Internet Society in February 2011, he was the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum. In February 2013, he was appointed by the United Nations as Interim Chair of the Open Consultations and meetings of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group preparing the 2013 IGF annual meeting.
Prior to joining the United Nations in 2004, Markus held the position of eEnvoy for the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne. He went on to serve as the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Working Group on Internet Governance from 2004 to 2005. Before his involvement with WSIS, he served as a career diplomat in several functions in the Swiss Foreign Ministry and was posted in Lisbon, Vienna, Oslo, Geneva, and Ankara.
Markus is based in Geneva, Switzerland.