Past IGF Ambassadors

Hanane Boujemi has worked on cyber-space related issues different issues throughout various research projects during her academic enrolment, culminating in work on Internet Governance. Her central field of research is the impact of the Internet on sustainable development and how it is important to implement monitoring, rather than controlling systems, that bring more opportunities to lesser developed countries (LDCs), while… Read more

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Priyanthi Daluwatte is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She works in the higher education sector in university administration and policy capacities, currently as a Senior Assistant Secretary to the University Grants Commission (a government organisation). She hold a degree in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Colombo. Ms. Daluwatte has tutored in the Internet Governance… Read more

Glen Farrelly resides in Toronto, Canada. After ten years working in the Internet industry, he is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Communications via e-learning from Royal Roads University, Canada. He has also studied the Internet at University of Torontos Strategic e-Business program and at Humber Colleges Internet Management program. His career highlights include six years managing a financial… Read more

Reynold Guerrier, a citizen of Haiti, is a network engineer who holds a Masters degree in Mobile networks. He has been working for the past 12 years as network administrator for Internet systems, a network engineer in a telecommunications company, and the technical manager of a data transmission company, designing and maintaining complex networks and information systems. Mr Guerrier is… Read more

Ala'a Al-Din J. Kadhem Al-Radhi has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Baghdad and a Masters in Computer Information Network Security from DePaul University, Chicago. He has worked and trained in several countries and is currently based in Jordan. With more than 27 years of career, his past works included the technical advisor to the Iraqi… Read more

Jean-Philemon Kissangou holds a masters degree in informatique (networking) from Senegal and a diploma in Telecommunications Policy and Regulation from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. From 2005 to 2006, he worked on Internet governance courses and research organised by the Diplo Foundation. This role led to a United Nations fellowship as a trainee at the Internet Governance… Read more

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,… Read more

Michiel Leenaars is a Dutch citizen, currently serving as Director of Strategy at NLnet foundation and Director of the Internet Societys Netherlands Chapter. In addition, he is employed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within its subsidiary Netherlands National Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF) as an advisor on e-Infrastructure and e-Science. Prior to 2007, Mr Leenaars was very active… Read more

Anju Mangal holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and GIS at the University of the South Pacific; a Certificate in Internet Governance from the Diplo Foundation, Switzerland; and a Certificate in ESRI ArcGIS from the University of Hawaii. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Governance at the University of the South Pacific. Anju is the… Read more

Rajendra Prasad Poudel is a Nepalese citizen, with a Masters degree in Mathematics and Information Technology. He taught in the University of Nepal for six years before joining E-Network Research and Development (ENRD) as Project Director in 2004. At ENRD, Mr Poudel designed the organisations ICT project for rural areas of Nepal. He is now involved in promoting tele-medicine and… Read more

Dhanaraj Thakur is a Jamaican citizen, currently studying for a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA), where his research focus is on ICT policy in developing countries. Using a variety of methodologies, he has worked on several ICT4D-related research projects (such as ICTs and political participation, telecentre sustainability, and telecommunications policy reform) in Jamaica, Liberia, and… Read more

Sunyoung Yang is a Korean citizen studying a PhD with the University of Toronto, specialising in Internet user communities and their cultures. She also works as a researcher for the Center for Youth & Cultural Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea, on the anthropology of South Korea. Ms Yang is currently conducting field research in Korea for her dissertation, focusing on… Read more

Ceren Ünal

Former Regional Policy Manager - Europe

Ceren Ünal was the Regional Policy Manager - Europe from 2017 to 2020. Read more