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Biography: 

Ayesha Hassan is the Internet Society's Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Partnerships, she joined the Internet Society in May 2014.  Ms. Hassan is responsible for optimizing the Internet Society’s relationships with key stakeholders in the future of the Internet, and facilitating their engagement to ensure an Internet that is open, global, and accessible to all and driven by multistakeholder processes.

Former Senior Policy Manager for the Digital Economy, Executive in charge of ICT policy ICC International Secretariat, Paris. Ayesha Hassan managed ICC's Commission on the Digital Economy and was in charge of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). She managed the Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors (CCBI), a vehicle mobilizing and coordinating the involvement of the worldwide business community in the process leading to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summits of 2003 and 2005. In 2004 Ms Hassan accepted the UN Secretary General’s invitation to participate in his Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She also served on the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Financial Mechanisms, and served on the multistakeholder advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 2006 to 2013. She has represented ICC on numerous occasions, participating and making presentations at international and regional events including the G8 Dot Force and the UN ICT Task Force, OECD, WTO, ITU Telecoms and the EU Commission. Ms. Hassan is an experienced lawyer, and has a background in dispute resolution, international policy, and e-commerce issues. She is former head of online dispute resolution services at SquareTrade.

Ms. Hassan obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in Political Science, law degree from the University of San Diego, and a masters degree in international policy studies from Stanford University.  She is fluent in both English and French.

Ayesha will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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