Past IGF Ambassadors

Agustina Callegari

Senior Manager, Community and External Engagement

I work with Internet Society projects to identify ways of mobilizing our community. I also help develop and improve ways to listen to our community. These include community consultations and the policy development processes. Since 2021, I’ve leading two of our awards programs: the Internet Hall of Fame and the Postel Service Award. This gives me the chance to work… Read more

Ashell Forde (Barbados) is a Senior Telecoms Officer at the Telecoms Unit (national regulator). She has been active in the deployment of the Barbados IXP, as well as the setting up of the national CSIRT. Ashell holds a BSc in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of the West Indies, has qualified with City & Guilds in Microcomputer Technology,… Read more

Kasek Galgal (Papua New Guinea) is a Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea. His work is focused on cybersecurity, free and open source software (FOSS), and network development. He is a former APNIC Fellow and is active in local and regional Internet governance efforts. He is an active member of the Pacific Island chapter of the Internet Society… Read more

Lianna Galstyan (Armenia) is the Public Relations Manager for ISOC Armenia and the Head of the ISOC Armenia At-Large Structure in ICANN. Lianna has been a Member of ISOC Armenia since 2000 and a Board Member since 2013. She has also been an ICANN Fellow on a number of occasions. Lianna has been actively involved as  speaker, presenter, and workshop… Read more

Maureen Hernandez (Venezuela) is a System Engineer who specializes in free and open source software (FOSS) and web security. She is also a human rights activist interested in online freedom. She is currently working on TV white spaces as an technical opportunity for bridging the digital divide. She has participated in the ISOC NGL e-Learning programme, and has been previous… Read more

Ana Kakalashvili (Georgia) works for the U.S. Peace Corps in the area of security and safety. She has participated in meetings of ICANN, RIPE NCC, and EuroDIG. She holds a LLB from the Tbilisi State University, and is currently working on organizing the inaugural Georgian National IGF Meeting. She is a former Fellow to RIPE NCC and a former ICANN… Read more

Argyro Karanasiou (Greece) is a Lecturer at Bournemouth University, and specializes in intellectual property in the digital economy, media law, IoT, privacy by design, and big data. She holds a LLB and a LLM in Public Policy & Politics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a PhD in Law from the University of Leeds. Argyro is currently involved… Read more

Mwendwa Kivuva (Kenya) is a Policy Fellow at Google, and also volunteers his time working on policy formulation for ICANN and AFRINIC. He previously worked as the Senior Network Administrator at the University of Nairobi where he oversaw a project to transition the IP addressing schema for an 18-campus WAN network from IPv4 to IPv6. Mwendwa holds a BSc in… Read more

Suprita Lnu (India) is currently employed as a Network Planning and Design Engineer at Reliance JIO Infocomm Limited in India. She is part of team working towards launching 4G mobile services across India. In this role, she is working on deploying MPLS for LTE backhaul and FTTx services, deploying OSS tools and automation, and providing first-hand analysis on IPoDWDM, NFV,… Read more

GRACE L N Mutung'u (Bomu) is a young Kenyan ICT lawyer. She works for a theatre company, Fanartics Limited as a public relations, communications and legal officer. Since 2005 she has served as the secretary of the Kenya ICT Consumers Association which is an organisation advocating for consumer empowerment in the ICT sector. She is a Diplo 2009 Internet Governance… Read more

Evelyn Namara

Former Manager, Community Engagement and Special Interest Groups

Evelyn was the Manager, Community Engagement and Special Interest Groups at the Internet Society. Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Read more

Michael J. Oghia (United States) is a Belgrade-based Internet governance Consultant and Editor. He is currently the Communications Manager of IGMENA, a program operated by Hivos, and works with DiploFoundation as Assistant Curator for the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). He is actively involved in regional IGF initiatives, such as the Southeastern European Dialogue on Internet governance (SEEDIG) and the European… Read more

Paola Pérez (Venezuela) is the Vice-President of the ISOC Venezuelan Chapter and the Chair of the LACNIC Public Policy Forum. She is also a human rights activist for the Network of Citizen Activists (REDAC), Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit foundation 'Lids for Life', and a member of the IT Women Working Group in LACNIC. Her interests are online censorship,… Read more

Krishna Kumar Rajamannar (India) is a Student, and is completing his MA in Public Policy (specializing in Internet Governance) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prior to this, he worked for the Omnicom Media Group as a New Media Planner. He currently serves as the Secretary for the Internet Society Chennai Chapter. Krishna was selected as a Fellow… Read more

Shreedeep Rayamajhi (Nepal) is a Nepalese social activist and blogger. He is also the Managing Director of, an online news portal and blog, and has been featured on BBC Outriders and the World Bank’s Provocative Voices. He is one of the Founding Members of the ISOC Nepal Chapter, and currently serves as a Member of the Steering Group for… Read more

José Eduardo Rojas (Bolivia) is the CEO of REDES Foundation, where he leads country-specific efforts in Internet policy and development. He is a Vice President at the ISOC Bolivia Chapter, and a member of the organizing committee for the Bolivia IGF. Eduardo was responsible for the design of the national strategy of ICTs for Development (ICT4D) in Bolivia, and was… Read more

Elsa Saade (Lebanon) is a social and political activist working in the fields of humanitarian assistance and capacity building. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Political Science from the Lebanese American University in Byblos. Elsa has a solid belief in the enormous potential of youth in her country. She has been active in Lebanese civil society movements,… 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

Mohit Saraswat (United Arab Emirates) is the Senior Manager - IT Infrastructure at Pepsico (UAE). He specializes in telecoms engineering, cybersecurity, child online safety, and Internet governance. He currently serves on the Research and Academics Development Committee of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) UAE Chapter, and is a Founding Member of the ISOC UAE Chapter. Mohit has… Read more

Amanda Soares Kemmer (Brazil) is an Attorney-at-Law specializing in cyberlaw, copyright law, international trade law, and tax law. She is also currently a Researcher attached to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at Bournemouth University. Amanda holds a LLB from the Catholic University of Paraná and a LLM in International Tax Law from Bournemouth University. She is very… Read more

Arsene Tungali (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a Mandela Washington Fellow, and has been engaged with UNICEF, AfriNIC, ICANN, Central Africa IGF Organizing Committee, and DiploFoundation. Arsene holds a BSc in Agricultural Studies from Université de Goma as well as a number of certificates in Internet governance and civic leadership. He has been working with the ITU on their Girls… Read more