Markus Kummer is Senior Vice President of the Internet Society. He has extensive experience with Internet policy at the global, regional, and national levels.
Markus joined the Internet Society in 2011, to assume the position of Vice President in charge of public policy. In February 2013, he was asked by the United Nations to lead the preparatory process for the annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Bali, Indonesia. Before, he worked for the United Nations as Executive Coordinator of the Working Group on Internet Governance and subsequently of the Secretariat supporting the IGF.
Markus joined the United Nations in 2004, after holding the position as eEnvoy of the Swiss Foreign Ministry. In this function, he was a member of the Swiss delegation during the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) where he chaired several negotiating groups, including the group on Internet governance. 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.