Past IGF Ambassadors

Anupam Agrawal has a long involvement with the Indian Internet community. He is the founding chair of the ISOC India Kolkata Chapter and is leading a Special Interest Group on Data Insurance in Data Security Council of India Kolkata Chapter. The SIG is working on various aspects of Data Insurance like creation of models, discussing and coordinating with various regulatory… Read more

Godfred K. Ahuma is a Data Services Engineer with MTN-Ghana. He holds a CCNA and a Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), from the Presbyterian University College. Godfred has worked as a Program Assistant at the ITES Secretariat, Ministry of Communications in an office tasked with promoting the ITES/BPO industry in Ghana. His active participation in Internet… Read more

Ms. Baasansuren Burmaa has 13 years experience in the Internet industry. She works as MN Domain Registry Director of Datacom (Mongolia). Her experience includes regularly addressing domain name management, policy development, IPRs, and branding issues. In 2006, she played key role in transitioning .MN to SRS (EPP). Burmaa has worked extensively on matters relating to the mnTLD policies and ccTLD… Read more

Fouad is an international ICT for Development specialist, Practitioner, Researcher and Writer, he advises and consults civil society, public and private sectors, national governments, multilateral and bilateral institutions in the framework of strategic access and use of Information and Communications Technologies for Human Development (ICT4D), Internet Governance, ICT Policy, Open ICT Ecosystems, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Intellectual Property… Read more

Julian Casasbuenas is a chemical engineer with more than 20 years experience in environmental, information, and communication technologies. He has been involved with ISOC since 1993, when he helped establish the NGO Colnodo, which provides Internet services to Colombian development organisations. Colnodo is motivated by issues such as human rights, environment, housing, and the betterment of women's lives. With Colnodo… Read more

Yvonne NI, born in Shanghai, began studying in Hong Kong after graduating from high school in Shanghai. She is currently a first year undergraduate student majoring in science of creative media, focusing on Internet Game development. She commenced art education as a child and is especially interested and experienced in painting. Also with a strong motivation for learning computer techniques… Read more

Gerard Dantec is a public works engineer at the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Development. He is vice-president of ISOC France (February 2009). Beginning in 1986, he was involved in the launch of Videotext servers (Minitel) for the Bureau of the Seine-Saint-Denis Department and in the deployment of applications on these servers. He first worked with the Internet… Read more

Fatani first gained academic insight into the different layers of the Internet architecture, its constraints and the development of its various standards and applications, experiencing Internet governance through the prism of the development of its technical infrastructure during his Engineering and computer science programme at the undergraduate level. Upon continuing his studies at the postgraduate level, Fatani had the opportunity… Read more

Charity Gamboa is an educator, writer, and consultant by profession, both in classroom and in distance education for ten years. Her teaching experience included Computer Literacy programs for modular/vocational courses in grassroots communities for out-of-school young women in the Phillippines that incorporated Basic English language learning into the Computer Literacy program. She also taught Information Technology courses, Science, and ESL… Read more

Tracy Hackshaw is Vice Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter. He is a graduate of the DiploFoundation's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme in 2008 and is now a member of their Research & Teaching Faculty. Tracy participated in the ICANN Fellowship Program at the Sydney and Seoul Meetings in 2009, at Catagena in 2010 and at Prague… Read more

Naveed Haq

Regional Infrastructure and Connectivity Director

Naveed Ul Haq is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Infrastructure and Connectivity, leading technical, policy and advocacy work in Internet access, infrastructure and community development domains. He is an experienced ICT practitioner, with more than 17 years’ experience working with governments, telecommunication operators, development partners, service providers, and civil society organizations. Prior to joining Internet Society, Naveed was working with… Read more

Maureen Hilyard

Chair of the Board, Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society

Maureen Hilyard is the Chair of the Board of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC). As the PICISOC Board Chair since 2011, she has been able to introduce ICT for Development (ICT4D) issues and needs of small Pacific Island nations into discussions with ISOC and ICANN constituency groups, as well as at Pacific, regional and international IGF… Read more

Charles Mok has a long involvement with the Hong Kong Internet community. He is the founding chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter, former president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), and former chairman and co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA). Educated as an electrical engineer, he also has a strong business grounding,… Read more

John Kabogo Njoroge, from Nairobi, is a Global Member of ISOC, working for the Government of Kenya at the Directorate of e-Government in the Office of the President, currently as ICT Strategist (e-Applications and Web Development  Design, Policy and Strategy). He is involved on a day-to-day basis with e-Government issues, the use of ICTs and the Internet, strategy, and policy… Read more

Hempal works as a Programme Officer with Bellanet Alliance c/o SAP International in Nepal. He is an lawyer working in the Open Development issues. His work focuses on the appropriate use of ICTs and Knowledge Sharing Technologies to facilitate collaboration among development communities and individuals in civil society. He is also an advocate and practitioner of Free and Open Source… Read more

Since 1983, Dr. Veaceslav Sidorenco has been an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Radioelectronics and Telecommunications with the Technical University of Moldova. Since 1999 he has also been a Leading Specialist of RENAM: Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova (NREN of Moldova). Veaceslav holds a PhD in Technical Sciences, specializing in computer sciences, networking, software engineering, information society,… Read more

Cristos Velasco is a Mexican attorney with practical experience in the fields of international trade, telecommunications and technology law. He was the co-founder of a Graduate Diploma Course on Legal Aspects of Information Technologies at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in 2002 where he has lectured in the areas of Internet regulation, e-commerce, privacy, data protection and cybercrime law… Read more

Ceren Ünal

Former Regional Policy Manager - Europe

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