Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications, and Engagement

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Biography

I am the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Engagement at the Internet Society. I am responsible for enabling and enhancing the effectiveness and impact of the Internet Society in championing a bigger and stronger Internet. I lead multiple global teams and have a broad portfolio including Strategic Planning and Impact, Content and Communications, Community Engagement, External Engagement, and Empowerment/Training.
 
I am passionate about issues related to access, empowerment, and governance. I believe in bringing government, business, and civil society stakeholders together to explore collaboration-based solutions on complex issues including poverty, education, and the empowerment of women and youth.

I have more than 20 years of experience in ICT for Development and helped drive that agenda in developing countries through my work in the Global Knowledge Partnership. A special moment in my Internet advocacy and governance related work is being elected to the Board of Directors of ICANN by the global community of Internet end users at large.

I hold a Master in Public Policy Degree from Harvard University (USA) and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Princeton University (USA). I am certified in Corporate Governance by INSEAD (France) and in Management by MIT (USA).

I grew up in Malaysia and have lived in the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Germany. I have travelled extensively and am fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin. I am in the process of learning German and a new musical instrument.

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Growing the Internet 21 April 2022

Together, We Made a Difference: Our Impact in 2021 

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About Internet Society 9 December 2021

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About Internet Society 11 May 2021

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About Internet Society 19 March 2020

Introducing the Internet Society’s 2019 Impact Report

In these uncertain times we know the Internet is so much more than a tool. It’s a way for...