INTERNET SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Leaders from academia, industry, and Internet community to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy
RESTON, VA, USA and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 21 June 2010 – The Internet Society today announced its new Board of Trustees, comprised of leaders from industry, academia, and the global Internet community. The diverse and distinguished board membership reflects the Internet Society’s mission of providing global leadership in promoting the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
Members of the Board with terms beginning this year are:
- Narelle Clark, Independent consultant and Vice-President of the Australian Chapter of the Internet Society
- Eva Frölich, Co-founder of Frobbit!
- Bob Hinden, Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software
- Lawrence Lessig, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law SchoolRal Echeberra, the Executive Director of LACNIC (the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean) was reelected as the chair of the Board.
”The incoming Board of Trustees continues the Internet Society’s tradition of bringing together diverse individuals around a shared passion for ensuring the Internet remains an open, global platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress,” said Ral Echeberra, Chair of the Internet Society’s Board of Trustees.
During its first meeting held 19-20 June, the new Board formally thanked outgoing board members Hiroshi Esaki, Ted Hardie, Desiree Miloshevic, and Patrick Vande Walle for their service.
Other continuing Members of the Board of Trustees are:
- Eric Burger, Independent consultant
- Daniel Karrenberg, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of RIPE NCC
- Khaled Koubaa, Founder of the Arab World Internet Institute
- Alejandro Pisanty, Professor at the National University of Mexico
- Philip Smith of the Internet Architectures Group of Cisco Systems
- Lynn St.Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society
- Bert Wijnen, Research Engineer at RIPE NCC
- Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Professor of Law at Harvard University”The deep experience and expertise of the Internet Society Board of Trustees continues to provide a unique, strategic perspective on and guidance for the global community of members and Chapters working to ensure the Internet is accessible for everyone, everywhere,” said Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society.
The Board of Trustees appointed Eva Frlich as Treasurer, and Scott O. Bradner was re-appointed as Secretary.
Trustees serve in the interest of the Internet Society as a whole, and are appointed or elected by the following groups: Chapters, Organization members, and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). More information, including biographical details of all Board members and details of the Board selection process are available at:
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet’s premier technical standards body. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. For more information see http://InternetSociety.org