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Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Senior Director, Global Internet Policy and International Organizations

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Biography

Constance is currently Senior Director of Global Internet Policy and International Organizations at The Internet Society. Strategic thinker, coupled with experienced and practical hands-on approach, she is responsible for the department's budget and strategic planning while liaising with ISOC's Regional Bureaus. She also leads the organization's engagement with the UN (SDGs, WSIS, etc.) with a strong focus on issues at the intersection of media development and Human Rights.

Constance has extensive experience in developing partnerships and building alliances across stakeholder communities including governments, academia, civil society and business. Well versed in consensus-based and multistakeholder approaches she served on a number of committees: appointed by the UN Secretary-General to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the IGF (2015), the World Economic Forum (WEF) Cyber-Resilience Partnership (2013), chair of UNESCO's Mixt Programmatic Commission on ICT and e-Ethics (2009), founder of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD (2008).

In 2010 and 2011 she was responsible for the strategic and operational development of The Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders program, a youth program designed to help prepare young professionals from around the world to become the next generation of Internet technology, policy, and business leaders.

Constance is a member of the Women's Forum network and was distinguished in 2014 by the French newspaper Les Echos, member of "La Relève, French Touch".

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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