|[June 30, 2014]
Internet Society Seats New Board Members at Annual General Meeting in London
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees
seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 27-28 June
2014. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction for the
Internet Society, as it seeks to achieve its mission of preserving and
extending the open, resilient, global Internet accessible to everyone.
The Internet Society Board of Trustees are elected by the Internet
Society's Chapters and Organization Members, and appointed by the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The following new Board members
were elected to three-year terms:
Hans Peter Dittler, elected by the Chapters, is CEO of BRAINTEC
Netzwerk-Consulting, a company focused on Internet, network and
security centered consultancy. He is also president of ISOC.DE, the
German Chapter of the Internet Society.
Gihan Dias, elected by the Chapters, is a professor at the
University of Moratuwa and also heads the LK Domain Registry. In 2013,
he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for his pioneering work
in building the Internet in Sri Lanka.
Hiroshi Esaki was elected by the Organization Members. He has been a
Vice Chair of Japan Network Information Center since 2006, has served
as an IPv6 Forum Fellow and chair of IPv6 Ready Logo Program Committee
since 2004, and has served as a director of WIDE Project since 2010.
Sean Turner is the IETF appointee. He has been involved in the IETF
since IETF 34 and has authored or co-authored over 30 RFCs. Sean
served on the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) as the IETF
Security Area Director. He is co-founder of IECA, Inc., which focuses
on policy, design, and implementation of security solutions.
After seating the new Trustees, the Board re-elected Bob Hinden as its
Chair. Mr. Hinden is a Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software (News - Alert), a
co-inventor of IPv6, a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight
Committee (IAOC), and a co-chair of the IPv6 working group (6MAN) at the
The Board of Trustees re-elected Scott Bradner as Secretary. Mr.
Bradner, Senior Technical Consultant at Harvard University, has
dedicated many years of outstanding service to the Internet Society,
serving on the Board of Trustees from 1993-1999 and as Secretary since
2003. The Board also re-elected Kathy Brown (News - Alert) s President and CEO of the
Internet Society, and Jason Livingood, Vice President of Internet &
Communications Engineering at Comcast, as Treasurer.
The Board of Trustees expressed appreciation to its four outgoing Board
Alain Aina, Managing Director at Technologies Reséaux & Solutions and
Special Projects Manager at AFRINIC (the Internet Address Registry for
Raúl Echeberría, Executive Director & CEO of LACNIC (the Internet
Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Chair of the
Internet Society Board 2009-2012;
Theresa Swinehart, Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy,
Bert Wijnen, Research engineer at RIPE-NCC.
"Our sincere thanks to the outgoing Trustees for their time and
commitment to this organization during these important times," said Bob
Hinden, Chair of the Board of Trustees. "The Board had many important
accomplishments that included hiring ISOC's new CEO Kathy Brown,
providing additional support for the Internet Governance Forum, and
refining the strategy of the Internet Society. We welcome our new
Trustees and look forward to working together to ensure that the
Internet Society is well-positioned to continue to provide leadership on
issues that are critical to the Internet's future development."
The current members of the Internet Society Board of Trustees are:
Eric Burger (News - Alert), Research Professor of Computer Science, and Director,
Security and Software Engineering Research Center at Georgetown
Narelle Clark, Deputy CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action (News - Alert)
Network; President of the Internet Society Australian Chapter
Keith Davidson, International Director, InternetNZ
Gihan Dias, Professor at the University of Moratuwa
Hans Peter Dittler, CEO of BRAINTEC Netzwerk-Consulting
Hiroshi Esaki, Vice Chair of Japan Network Information Center
David Farber, Adjunct Professor of Internet Studies, Carnegie Mellon
University and Moore Professor of Telecommunications (Emeritus)
University of Pennsylvania
Bob Hinden, Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software
Jason Livingood, Vice President of Internet & Communications
Engineering, Comcast (News - Alert)
Desiree Miloshevic, Senior Advisor, Public Policy and International
Sean Turner, co-founder of IECA, Inc.
Rudi Vansnick, President of Internet Society Belgium
Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the Internet Society; serves as a
"As a global organization, one of our great strengths is the thoughtful
and diverse experience across our Board and the important insights our
Trustees bring to our work," said Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the
Internet Society. "We deeply appreciate the Board's strong commitment to
our vision of an Internet that is open and accessible for everyone, and
their keen interest in making a positive impact on the future of the
More information, including biographical details of all Board members
and details of the Board selection process, is available at: http://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/board-trustees.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org)
is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought
leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision,
substantial technological foundation and its global presence the
Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology,
and future development among users, companies, governments, and other
organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world,
the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the
Internet for everyone.
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