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Olivier Crepin-Leblond

Olivier Crepin-Leblond

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Biography

Olivier M.J. Crepin-Leblond is a French national and has been an Internet user since 1988. He received a B.Eng. Honours degree in Computer Systems and Electronics from Kings College, London, UK, in 1990, a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College, London, UK, in 1997, and a Specialized Masters Degree in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management from CERAM Business School in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2007.

Having founded Global Information Highway Ltd in 1995, he has been involved in many Internet projects, several of which enabled Internet connectivity in developing countries.

He was selected as Chairman of ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) in December 2010, renewed yearly for four continuous years, thus making him the longest serving ALAC Chair. Through serving the At-Large Community, he has gained a unique practical experience in an operational multi-stakeholder policy-making environment, finding and building consensus at grassroots level. He then moved to Vice-Chair in 2015 and is now Chair of the European At-Large Organisation (EURALO).

In December 2012 he was in the United Kingdom delegation at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai.

In March 2013 he was selected to sit on the second ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2).

He attended NetMundial in April 2014, wearing both the hats of his ICANN Community but also as Facilitator of ICANN’s Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance. He has also represented his community in Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) since 2010. In 2015 he also started involvement with working groups of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Whilst Chairman of the English Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) since March 2012, he is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) affiliate since the early nineties.

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