The Working Group


Members of the Working Group on Internet Governance have been nominated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.   


-     Nitin Desai, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for the World Summit on the Information Society, Delhi/Mumbai


-       Abdullah Al-Darrab 

        Deputy Governor of Technical Affairs, Communications and Information technology Commission of  Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

-       Carlos A. Afonso


        Director of Planning, Information Network for the Third Sector; Member, Brazil's Internet Steering Committe; Member, Non-Commercial Users Constituency (Rio de Janeiro) 


-       Peng Hwa Ang


        Dean, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


-       Karen Banks


        Networking and Advocacy Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications; Director, GreenNet, London

-       Faryel Beji 

       President and CEO, Tunisian Internet Agency, Tunis

-       Vittorio Bertola


        Chairman, ICANN At-large Advisory Committee; President and CTO, Dynamic Fun, Turin


-       José Alexandre Bicalho


        Member, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee; Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Brasilia)


-        Kangsik Cheon


         Chief Operating Officer, International Business Development, Netpia, Seoul 


-        Trevor Clarke


         Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations Office in Geneva 

-        Avri Doria

         Research Consultant, Providence, Rhode Island

-        William Drake

         President, Computer Professional for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva;

-        Raúl Echeberría


         Executive Director/CEO, Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, Montevideo 


-        Dev Erriah


         Chairman, ICT Authority of Mauritius, Port Louis

-        Baher Esmat

           Telecom Planning Manager, Ministry of Communications and  Information Technology of Egypt, Cairo

-        Mark Esseboom1


         Director of Strategy and International Affairs, Directorate General for Telecom and Post,  Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, The Hague

-        Juan Fernandez

        Coordinator of the Commission of Electronic Commerce of Cuba, Havana

-        Ayesha Hassan

         Senior Policy Manager for E-Business, IT and Telecommunicationss, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris  

-        David Hendon2

         Director of Business Relations, UK Department of Trade and Industry, London

-        Qiheng Hu

        Adviser to the Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Information Industry of China; Former Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

-        Willy Jensen

         Director General, Norwegian Post and Telecom Authority, Oslo

-        Wolfgang Kleinwächter

          Professor, International Communication Policy and Regulation, University of Aarhus

-        Jovan Kurbalija

         Director, DiploFoundation, Geneva/La Valetta

-        Iosif Charles Legrand

         Senior Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California  

-        Donald MacLean

         Director, MacLean Consulting, Ottawa

-        Allen Miller

         Executive Director, World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Arlington, Virginia

-        Jacqueline A. Morris

         Consultant, Port of Spain

-        Olivier Nana Nzépa

         Coordinator, Africa Civil Society, Yaoundé

-        Alejandro Pisanty

         Director of Computing Academic Services, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico; Vice-Chairman of the Board of ICANN,          Mexico-City

-        Khalilullah Qazi

          Counselor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva

-        Rajashekar Ramaraj

          Managing Director, Sify Limited, Chennai (formerly Madras)

-        Masaaki Sakamaki

          Director, Computer Communications Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Tokyo

-        Joseph Sarr

          President, NTIC Commission, Dakar Regional Council, Dakar

-        Peiman Seadat

         Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Isalmic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Office in Geneva

-        Charles Sha’ban

          Executive Director, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property, Amman

-        Lyndall Shope-Mafole

          Chairperson, Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development of South Africa, Pretoria

-        Waudo Siganga

         Chairman, Computer Society of Kenya, Nairobi 

-        Juan Carlos Solines Moreno

         Executive Director, Gobierno Digital, Quito

-        Mikhail Vladimirovich Yakushev

          Director of legal support department, Ministry of Information Technology & Communications, Russian Federation,Moscow 

-        Peter Zangl

          Deputy Director-General, Directorate General Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels

-        Jean-Paul Zens

           First Counsellor, Director of the Media and Telecom Department,  Ministry of State of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City


until 31 January 2005 

2 from 1 January 2005