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2024 Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee

Cheryl Langdon-Orr (Australia Chapter)
Position: Steering Committee Chair

Heba Sayed (Egypt Chapter)
Position: Steering Committee Vice Chair

Gregory Shatan (US New York Chapter)
Position: Steering Committee Secretary

Adebunmi Akinbo (Nigeria Chapter)

Jacques Bakaev (Lebanon Chapter)

Elaine Ford (Peru Chapter)

Katarina Gevorgyan (Armenia Chapter)

Hank Nussbacher (Israel Chapter)

Flávio Wagner (Brazil Chapter)

Adebunmi Akinbo

My name is Adebunmi Adeola AKINBO. I’m CEO of DNS Africa, a nonprofit organization in the media sector. I run online radio stations and work from a rural area, empowering and engaging the citizen community for free. I am the Secretary of the the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter. I look forward to serving the Chapters in utmost good faith.

I was a pioneer member of the board of trustees, served as NiRA Acting Chief Operations Officer, and…

Jacques Bakaev

I’m engaged in digital transformation and innovation consultancy, focusing on governance, information security, and privacy, providing transformation services to enable digital ecosystems based on a public-private community partnership (PPCP).

I have been a Board member of the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter since 2012 and Chapter Secretary, assuming the admin function of the .LB Domain Name Registry (LBDR) ccTLD…

Elaine Ford

I promote digital democracy in Peru and Latin America. I’m a Magister in International Studies from the University of Chile and a postgraduate in International Law and Human Rights from the University of Nottingham, England. I am a journalist from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). I have a specialization in Innovation in Government and Collaborative Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, United States. I am the director and founder of Democracia Digital based in Lima, Peru.…

Katarina Gevorgyan

I find the fields of Internet development and governance to be the most significant and interesting. In 2015, the domain name industry brought me into the IT sector. Engaging in many initiatives, I became a member of the Internet Society NGO in 2016, which also serves as the registrant for the .am ccTLD. I currently work for the NGO as a manager of external relations. The the Internet Society Armenia Chapter was established in 2018, and I have been on the board since 2020…

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

I’m a long-serving member of my local chapter, Internet Australia, having joined 26 years ago. I also serve on our governing board, having held executive roles as company secretary, honorary treasurer, and vice-chair (International). I have had the pleasure of being an active and engaged representative in the Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC) since the end of 2018 and have served as Chair of the ChAC Steering Committee in 2023 and 2024.…

Hank Nussbacher

A networking expert involved in both industry and academia for 40 years, I’m one of the founding fathers of the Internet in Israel. I have worked for many companies, including industry leaders like Cisco, IBM, AT&T, Checkpoint, and others, and have actively contributed to various collaborative Internet committees. I’ve written several RFCs and patents in the Internet realm and represented the IAB on the International Ad Hoc Committee…

Heba Sayed

I possess more than 20 years of international executive experience in the arena of business development, consultancy management, and commercial strategy of ICT and digital transformation. I led major restructuring accomplished by adopting a multi-tier thematic approach encompassing innovation, leadership, and responsible cost-effectiveness perception. In 2019, I joined the American University in Cairo as a Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Business Innovation for Learning Technologies….

Gregory Shatan

I’m the Chair of the Internet Society New York Chapter. I’ve been active in ICANN since 2007, where I’m Chair of NARALO, home of North American At-Large structures and individual members. Before that, I was on ALAC. In 2015-17, I was President of IPC, part of ICANN’s GNSO. I’ve attended 30+ ICANN meetings and participated in many Working Groups

I’m a technology, Internet and intellectual property lawyer in New York City….

Flávio Rech Wagner

I hold a BSc in Electrical Engineering from UFRGS, Brazil, 1975, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1983. I’m an Emeritus Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at UFRGS, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. I have been the President of the Brazil Chapter of the Internet Society since 2018, and a Chair of the Programme Committee of the Brazilian IGF since 2017. I was also a Board member of – Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, for three terms, from 2008 to 2017…