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2023 Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee

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

Adebunmi Akinbo (Nigeria Chapter)
Position: Steering Committee Vice Chair

Heba Sayed (Egypt Chapter)
Position: Steering Committee Secretary

Pierre-Jean Darres (Canada Québec Chapter)

Elaine Ford (Peru Chapter)

Peter Koch (Germany Chapter)

Francis Amaning (Ghana Chapter)

Anna Amoomo (Namibia Chapter)

John Tarus (Kenya Chapter)

Adebunmi Akinbo

My name is Adebunmi Adeola AKINBO. I am currently the first ChAC Vice-Chair and in acting capacity at the moment. I am CEO of DNS Africa, a non-profit 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 Internet Society Nigeria Chapter. I look forward to serving the Chapters in utmost good faith…

Francis Amaning

I am a systems administrator at the Ghana Domain Name Registry (GDNR) under the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization. I’ve worked for the GDNR since 2014 after working as a system support at the National Information Technology Agency for three years. I’m a digital inclusion advocate and a digital literacy and STEM trainer. I’m the co-chair for the Ghana Internet Governance Forum and have been at the forefront of organizing the Ghana…

Anna Amoomo

I’m an experienced administrator with vast knowledge on ICT at the executive level. Currently, I’m the President of the Internet Society Namibia Chapter, serving a second term. I possess sound experience in networking and relationship building and the ability to successfully lead change management initiatives. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management form the Polytechnic of Namibia, a certificate in Hardware & Network Support echnology from Institute…

Pierre-Jean Darres

I’m a private advisor in international development,
supporting organizations, governments, and companies in their growth within and towards foreign markets. I advise on various industries and sectors, including Internet and related technologies and services. I’m a board member of the Internet Society Canada Québec Chapter since 2017. I’m also part of the Beyond The Net Large Grants selection committee, and the current Chair…

Elaine Ford

I promote digital democracy in Peru and Latin-America. I have a master’s degree 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…

Peter Koch

I’ve been with ISOC.DE, the German Internet Society Chapter, for more than 25 years. I’m currently a member of the Chapter board. As a policy advisor with DENIC, I’ve been an active participant in various national and international fora like RIPE, IETF, ICANN, IGF, and of course the Internet Society. I currently focus on Internet governance, security, and regulation of infrastructure, with special attention to the development and protection of the…

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

I am 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 would be honoured if elected to serve on the ChAC’s Steering Committee Team…

Heba Sayed

I have 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’ve 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…

John Tarus

I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2017. I also hold a M.Phil. degree in Information Technology from Moi University, Kenya, received in 2011. I am currently a lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, School of Information Sciences, Moi University, Kenya. I’m also the President of the Internet Society, Kenya Chapter. I’m a former Ag. Director of ICT…