About Internet Society 28 February 2018

Final Slates of Nominees for the 2018 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections

Olga Cavalli
By Olga CavalliFormer Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees

In the name of the Internet Society Nominations Committee, I am pleased to announce the final slates of nominees for the 2018 Internet Society Board of Trustees elections.

The ISOC  Nominations Committee received many responses to the call for applications, with the following regional and gender distribution of candidates:

Total applications received: 26

Regional distribution:

  • Africa: 7
  • Asia Pacific: 1
  • Europe: 4
  • Latin America and Caribbean: 6
  • North America: 8

Gender distribution:

  • Female: 3
  • Male: 23

The Nominations Committee chose a slate of 3 candidates for each election slate. One nominee, Stefano Trumpy, was added to the Chapters slate after he launched a successful petition. Therefore, the final slates consist of 3 candidates for the Organization Members election, and 4 candidates for the Chapters election.

The final slates are as follows. The candidates for each election slate are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Organizations (one seat available)

  • Tejpal Bedi
  • Róbert Kisteleki
  • Robert Pepper

Chapters (one seat available)

  • Walid Al-Saqaf
  • Matthew Rantanen
  • Stefano Trumpy
  • Roberto Zambrana

Biographical information on all the candidates is available here:

https://www.internetsociety.org/board-of-trustees/elections/2018/nominees/

Voting representatives can expect to receive e-ballots from the ISOC Elections Committee by email on Thursday, 8 March and will have until 15:00 UTC on Monday, 9 April to cast votes.

This announcement concludes the work of the ISOC Nominations Committee. The Committee thanks all of the nominees that expressed interest and willingness to serve on the Internet Society Board of Trustees.

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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