Past IGF Ambassadors

Ulkar Bayramova (Azerbaijan) is currently a PhD student and working as senior expert at the International Relations office of the Azerbaijan University of Languages. Ulkar is an active member of the Azerbaijan Internet Society Chapter formation group and also director of an Internet Society small community grant.  Read more

Nabil Benamar (Morocco) works as a Professor of Computer Science at the Moulay Ismail University. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Networks and a PhD in Computer Science from the Moulay Ismail University. Nabil has extensive experience in IPv6, DNS, security and privacy, open source culture, and networking.  Read more

Fatima Cambronero (Argentina) graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba and received a diploma in Law and Technology from the Universidad Blas Pascal. She is a lawyer involved in Internet governance issues and personal data protection, privacy, and intellectual property rights. She is also an alumnus of DiploFoundation’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and the ICANN Fellowship Programme.  Read more

Olga Cavalli

Former Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees

Olga Cavalli is an Internet leader whose work has been fundamental for enhancing participation of Latin America and the Caribbean in Internet Governance. She served on the Internet Society Board of Trustees from 2016 - 2021. She is the co-founder and the academic director of the South School on Internet Governance which has granted more than 3,500 fellowships for attending… Read more

Natalia Enciso (Paraguay) is an Attorney-at-Law and a Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (UAA). Her work is concentrated in the areas of online trust and identity, e-Commerce, e-Government, data protection, and mediation. Ms. Enciso is especially interested in human rights and exploring how proposed legislations such as SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA relate to censorship and freedom of expression. Read more

Jorge Gonzalez (Venezuela) works at UCLA University in Venezuela in the Networking Department.  Jorge believes there are various technology-related issues that require attention in the developing countries, including teaching Internet governance, making the Internet a safer place for children, and operationalizing cyber security.  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

Faisal Hasan (Bangladesh) is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Faisal received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and has been active as the president of the Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka chapter. Areas of interest include TCP congestion control, distributed protocols, and systems.  Read more

Samuel Morgan currently works as a technical coordinator for mobile money and financial solutions with Advanced integrated Systems in Jamaica. Samuel has bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, as well as a Law degree, and will be undertaking his bar training this year. Samuel has previously participated as a youth fellow with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a… Read more

Paul Muchene (Kenya) is a software entrepreneur and a network engineer at the iHub in Nairobi. He also runs a web startup in Nairobi building websites and web applications and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. His interests encompass Domain Name System (DNS), DNS Security, and IPv6.  Read more

Dr. Roxana Radu is the Chair of Internet Society - Switzerland since 2016. In this capacity, she leads the engagement of the chapter on Internet-related policy developments at the national level. Roxana has worked on Internet governance and digital policy for over 7 years and has been awarded the Swiss Network for International Studies Award 2017 (SNIS) for her PhD… Read more

Rolando Rodriguez (Venezuela) is a Field Engineer with Advantech Wireless, where he specializes in IPv4, IPv6, satellite communication, switching and routing, and network monitoring. His interest areas include multilingualism (specifically the use of native Latin languages on the Internet), human rights and freedom of expression, e-Inclusion, and Internet Governance for Development (IG4D). Read more

Encel Sanchez (Venezuela) is a student at the University of The Andes - Mérida, Venezuela, studying systems engineering. His areas of competency are web development, social media, security and privacy, and open source. The IGF topics that are of primary interest include access and diversity, security and privacy. Read more

Link to transcript of video   Kris Seeburn (Mauritius) teaches at the University of Technology, Mauritius, and is an evangelist of good Internet practices. Kris is actively involved in the telecom and Internet policies, and a Board member of the RIR – AFRINIC and of the National Telecom Authority.  Read more

Cintra Sooknanan is Chair of the Trinidad & Tobago chapter of the Internet Society, as well as their attorney. She has been working for ICT non-profits in the country for the last ten years, and is involved with ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) which is responsible for considering and providing advice on the activities of the ICANN, as they relate… Read more

Sorina Teleanu (Romania) is a civil servant working on ICT legislation in the Romanian Parliament and doing a fellowship at the IGF Secretariat in Geneva. Her main interests include management of Internet critical resources, e-government, privacy, and data protection and freedom of expression. Read more

Emilar Vushe (South Africa) is based in Pretoria where she is Resource Mobilization Coordinator with the Association for Progressive Communications. She is responsible for developing her organization's strategic priorities in the ICT policy field across the African continent. Emilar has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science (Hons) and is currently working on her Master of Science degree in… Read more