Khaled Koubaa

Khaled Koubaa

Former Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees


As a forward-thinking, accomplished Government Relations and Public Policy expert, Khaled is respected for 20 years researching, defining, delivering, and coordinating key global public policy issues for companies and institutions, including Google and Facebook. Khaled is highly sought for advice and consulting on the intersection of business, technology, and public policy on the Internet, domain names, IP Address, e-Commerce, privacy, and telecommunications. He maintains a proven track record of providing clear direction on expectations and deliverables by designing outreach strategies and anticipating emerging policy issues. Khaled is proud to have earned a reputation as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who engages with government officials and key stakeholders to bring about desired outcomes aligned with corporate interests. As an out-of-the-box thinker, Khaled is committed to developing innovative political and policy strategies to foster strong relationships with policymakers and increase the company's influence and presence on a global scale.

Khaled currently leverages his talents leading Public Policy work at Facebook, where he quickly earned a reputation for cultivating beneficial and strategic partnerships and alliances with other industry stakeholders, government officials, and organizations to advance the policy goals. Among his many accomplishments include recently being nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General as a member of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). He has served on the board and the advisory council of various Internet-advocacy organizations, including ICANN, the Internet Society, AfriNIC, the Public Interest Registry, and the World Bank Group. Khaled holds a Master’s Degree in Electronic Commerce and International Procurement from Ecole Supérieure de l'Economie Numérique. He has developed in-depth knowledge in public policy and IT issues affecting the United States by attending programs and earning certifications at Harvard, MIT, University of Southern California, and Syracuse University.

In his free time, Khaled enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and further developing his knowledge on all topics related to the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Internet strikes a personal chord with Khaled as he met his wife online and subsequently saw his daughter for the first time online.