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Rajeewa Lakmal Abeygunarathna
Sri Lanka

Rajeewa Abeygunarathna is presently working as a Operations Manager at, Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) located at Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya. (www.learn.ac.lk). Rajeewa is really keen on Computer Networks & holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Management.  He is also participate APAN 33 conference held in ChiangMai, Thailand as a fellow in year 2012 & that exposer he used on organise the APAN 34 conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rajeewa is one of the key person who organised the SANOG 25 & ION Sri Lanka in year 2015, hosted by Lanka Education and Research Network. He is also participate on APRICOT 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan as a conference fellow, and Program committee member on APNIC 42, 2016 held in Colombo, Sri 

He is actively engaged with the Internet Governance (IG) activity's within the country and Internationally. He was also an ICANN Fellow, ICANN 55 in Marrakech, Morocco was Abeygunarathna's first ICANN Meeting. Rajeewa is also involved 
                                                          with ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter as Exco member,  IGF Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan SIG, APAN & SaNOG as a fellowship committee member.

Muhammad Adan Abid  

BS (Electrical Engineering), NUCES

MS (Engineering Management), CASE

Muhammad Adan is an ICT Professional, Trainer and IG advocate based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He is currently working as Lab Engineer at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences. He is also Huawei Certified Systems Instructor and teaches at Huawei Authorized Learning Partner in NUCES, Islamabad. He has expertise in Data Communication and Computer Networks and has done various Huawei Certifications and Cisco Trainings.

He is also associated with ISOC Islamabad Chapter and Pakistan SIG. He was Youth@IGF Fellow for IGF 2016 held in Mexico and YIGF Fellow for APrIGF 2017 and APSIG 2017 held in Bangkok, Thailand. He will be attending ICANN60 as Nextgen@ICANN. He has also conducted and organized various Technical workshops and seminars in universities and he aims to organize and conduct first youth IGF of his country.

Ahlam Mahmood M. Abu-Jadallah

Jungbae An

He has served as facilitator group chair in 2016 and secretariat staff of Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG) in 2017. He has also served as secretariat staff of Asia Internet History Projects (InternetHistory.asia) and editorial secretariat of Korea Internet History Projects (InternetHistory.kr) since 2011. Based on the research of Korea Internet History Projects, he wrote A History of Korean Internet: Retrospective 20th Century published in 2014. He is currently the chair of Korean School on Internet Governance Working Group (KrSIG WG) under KIGA, and has been participated in IGF, APrIGF, krIGF, GCCS along with other related Internet governance events. Jungbae An received the BS degree in Sociology from Yonsei University in 2009, and is currently enrolled in Yonsei University Graduate School seeking Ph. D degree on the global Internet governance in the Department of Political Science.

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is Executive Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Law.  She is a member of the Indian Government's multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum and has been a consultant to the Law Commission of India. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Centre at Harvard University.

Chinmayi has published academic papers on surveillance and the right to privacy in India, and on information gatekeeper liability in the context of internet intermediaries. She is lead author of the India country report in Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report for 2014 and 2015, and of the India report in the Global Network of Centres' study of online intermediaries. 

Chinmayi has studied at the NALSAR University of Law, and London School of Economics and Political Science. At the LSE, she read regulatory theory and new media regulation, and was awarded the Bernard Levin Award for Student Journalism. She has worked with Ernst & Young and AZB & Partners, Mumbai in the past, and has taught at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences where she introduced courses on regulatory theory and communication regulation. She teaches courses on information policy and Internet Governance at National Law University Delhi.

Babu Ram Aryal 

Mr. Aryal is a practicing lawyer with focus on Telecommunication, Cyber Crime and Media Laws in Nepal. He is legal advisor to Internet Service Provider’s Association of Nepal, an umbrella organization of ISPs in Nepal, leading ISPs of Nepal and major software and hardware companies having business in Nepal. He is part of majority cyber crime cases as a lawyer filed in Nepal and suceesfully defended them.

As a law and policy consultant Mr Aryal has led various ICT and Media Law related law and policy-making initiatives like “Drafting Unified Information Technology Bill-2013” (2013), “Reviewing Information Technology Laws in Nepal” (2013), “Analysis of Nepali Legal System from E-Governance perspective and Drafting E Governance Bill, 2011” and “Information, Education and Communication strategy for Local Government and Community Development Project, 2009”. He was Lead Researcher in the research “Use of Criminal Laws to Curb Freedom of Expression Online in Nepal” (2012)”, and advisor to the research “Mapping Position of Internet and Freedom of Expression in Nepal with reference to UN Special Rapporteur’s Report to UN General Assembly” (2012).

Mr Aryal has participated various Internet Governance related international forums like Open Government Partnership, Indonesia [2014], Conference on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties, Thailand [2013], Workshop on Criminalization of Speech and the Defense of Journalists, National Law University, India [2013], “Cyber security, surveillance and hate speech online – key issues that need to be addressed in governance in order to protect Internet freedom of expression” Dhaka, Bangladesh [2012], Internet Governance Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan [2012], Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development [2012] Stockholm, Sweden.

Satish Babu

Satish Babu is the Director of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), Trivandrum, India, and a past President of the Computer Society of India (CSI), an ICANN ALS. Founded in 1965, CSI has over 120,000 members organized through 72 Chapters and over 500 student branches. CSI has members from multiple stakeholders, including professionals, academics, researchers, students, business and the Government. Satish has been an early user of the Internet, starting from 1993. In 1994, he launched a free email service as a part of the UN project IndiaLink. He has been a part of different Internet communities ever since. Satish is also a member of the Member and Geographical Activities Board of IEEE Computer Society. He has been a programmer, architect, trainer and consultant for over 25 years, and has worked in different domains such as Development, Disaster Management, and ICT for the differently-abled. He provided technological support to communities impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and continues to be involved in their long-term resilience building. He is a member of the 2014 Nominating Committee of ICANN, and was elected in June 2014 as a Vice Chair of ICANN’s APRALO. More information on him is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satish_Babu

Kilnam Chon
Kilnam Chon is currently Professor Emeritus at KAIST.  He had a Ph.D from UCLA in 1974, and worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory before he joined Korea Institute of Electronics Technology in South Korea in 1979 where he started Internet development project. From 1980s, he founded over ten regional and global Internet organizations including APAN. APSIG is the latest Internet organization he founded in 2016. He published the three-volume books on Asia Internet History in 2010s. He received many awards including Internet Hall of Fame, Jon Postel Internet Service Award and World Technology Award as well as the Presidential Award in South Korea based on Mountain Climbing.

Amrita Choudhury

Amrita Choudhury is the Director of CCAOI. She is also one of its founding members; the organization is a non-profit and was founded in 2008.[2]

The organization, and thus her work, focuses on the promotion of the Internet throughout India, and working with the wide spectrum of stakeholders involved in this task; such as ISPs, access facilities, end users, and policy creators. A prominent current project involves spreading digital literacy in regional languages, and thus bringing more stakeholders into the discussion.

Ms. Choudhury was an ICANN Fellow at ICANN 41Singapore; ICANN 42 Dakar, ICANN 55 Marakech and ICANN 57 Hyderabad. She has interest in becoming involved with the GNSO, and At-Large groups. She is the treasurer of Internet Society. India Delhi Chapter.


   Shibendu Debberama

   He is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Tripura University (A Central University) and Vice-President, Youth for Integration (NGO) based in Agartala, Tripura, India. He is spreading utility of Internet       
   among locality in his area through various activities. He was Deputy      Director in Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

   His teaching and research interests combine data network, IPv6, IoT and Internet Technologies. He has research publications in conference proceedings and in academic journals as well as. He is involved with ISOC, IGF, APAN etc.

Jim Foster

Jim Foster is the executive director of APIDE, a regional think tank based in Tokyo that focuses on policy issues affecting growth and innovation in the Digital Economy in Asia.  APIDE is associated with Keio University, where Jim is a senior researcher fellow at the Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC).  He is a former Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and a founder of the Chamber’s Internet Economy Task Force.   Jim served as a US diplomat for 25 years with postings in Tokyo and the EU in Brussels and was Director of Corporate and Regulatory affairs at Microsoft Japan before joining Keio University and launching APIDE.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Washington in Seattle.   


Guanguan Yuan

Anita Gurumurthy

Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change (ITfC).  Through her work, Anita has attempted to promote conversations between theory and practice. At IT for Change Anita leads research on information society studies with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. She also directs ITfC's field resource centre that works with grassroots communities on 'technology for social change' models.

Anita currently provides leadership to a multi-country research project examining the conditions under which ICT-enabled citizen engagement can produce transformatory outcomes for democracy, with support from the Making All Voices Count programme. She has recently completed a 5-country research project on e-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific, in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) with whom she is now building training modules on egovernment and gender, for government officials.

Anita has coordinated and led inter-country research studies in the past that have explored the connection between women's rights and ICTs from a policy perspective. She set up the CITIGEN research network in Asia in 2010, which made pioneering contributions to building concepts on gender and citizenship in the information society. More recently, Anita mobilised practitioners, activists and scholars to debate the idea of Inclusion in the Network Society

Anita is actively involved in the SDGs related discussions globally and regionally in the Asia Pacific. She is an active member of the Science and Technology Constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Mechanism. At the national level, Anita has forged lateral connections with key social movement –  the Right to Information movement, the national platform of women farmers – to build a strong social justice oriented agenda on digital rights that straddles traditional debates on democracy, development and rights with emerging issues related to data governance, net neutrality, community led access models and women’s rights.

Anita has worked in the past as Research Consultant for ten years with the Centre for Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), where she was project leader on a national level research study on Public Private Partnerships in Health. She also coordinated a course at IIMB for NGOs, on Globalisation and Development.

In the mid-90s, Anita was part of a team that set-up the 'Women's Policy Research and Advocacy' unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).

Shahul Hameed



Muhammad Abdul Haque

Muhammad Abdul Haque is the Chairman of Arpan Communication and the Assistant Editor of Computer Jagat, the first and highest circulated ICT magazine in Bangladesh . He has been a leader in ICT journalism since the beginning of his career. His expertise is encompassing publication, devising art works, business promotion, business analysis, planning and monitoring. His contribution in ICT journalism has placed him among the front line contributors who have been working heart and soul for the ICT development of the country.

He is the Director of e-Commerce Fair in Bangladesh since the beginning of its journey. Realizing the potentiality of this sector in the country, he has been playing a pioneering role in organizing e-Commerce Fair as a convener at different districts in Bangladesh and overseas in the UK associating with the Ministries, District Administration and e-Commerce based companies. Due to their diligent efforts, e-Commerce Business is becoming popular day by day in Bangladesh .

Muhammad Abdul Haque has strong organizing and leadership skills demonstrated through out his career. He is the Secretary General of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF), Executive Member (Ex-President) of Bangladesh ICT Journalist Forum (BIJF) and Treasurer of Bangladesh Science Writers & Journalist Forum (BSWJF).  He presents Bangladesh in the world arena with his expertise and experience. He is a regular representative of United Nation Internet Governance Forum Seminar and has traveled to Egypt , Lithuania , Kenya & Japan on the same purpose. He has presented his country in the World Congress on ICT4D in China . Apart from all these, he has visited HP Products Seminar in Thailand and Singapore , Canon Products Seminar in Vietnam and Samsung Products Seminar in India . He is devoted in his mission to uphold the ICT sector of his country internationally and he has always been a strong supporter of any initiative that welcomes improvement of the sector.

Waqas Hassan

Waqas is Assistant Director (International Liaison & Training) at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. He has regulatory experience of over 14 years that includes international coordination, partnership development, ICT development analysis, ICT indicators review, internet trends analysis, mobile money and civil society engagement. He is also the General Secretary of Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter.

Waqas is a DIPLO, APrIGF2017 and APSIG2017 fellow, ISOC's SANOG fellow, ISOC chapter fellow to ICANN60 and LIRNEasia's Young Scholar on ICT Policy and Research. He has collaborated with various international organizations to hold ICT events and foreign training opportunities for the organization. He has also documented the national and regional ICT Policy developments for various publications and analytical reports for PTA. Waqas also contributes as a member of various Internet and telecom expert groups such as ITU's Expert Group on ICT Household Indictors and ITU's Expert Group on Telecommunication and ICT Indicator, and ISOC Islamabad Chapter. He has been a key member of IG capacity building events in Pakistan such as National Broadband Forum, INET Islamabad, Pakistan Digital forum, Disaster Management using ICTs, Mobile App Awards, ICT Indicators Symposium. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration as well as Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Technology of Curtin University, Australia.


Pablo Hinojosa

Pablo Hinojosa is Director, Strategic Engagement at APNIC. He is responsible of representing the organisation in a senior diplomatic capacity, cultivating and managing relationships with governments, key intergovernmental organisations and member communities. Previous to joining APNIC, he was responsible for managing the Latin American portfolio at ICANN. Previous to joining ICANN, he was Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission. As a government official, he was the Representative from Mexico at ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), where he held the position of Vice- Chair. Pablo was part of the Mexican delegation attending WSIS and also Advisor to the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group (APEC-TEL).

Kenny Huang

Kenny Huang is the leading figure of the Internet communities in Asia. Since the early years of Taiwan’s Internet development, he contributed a great deal to build up a better Internet environment in Taiwan. Because of his tremendous knowledge and experience, he has been invited to take up leading roles in many Internet technology and policy organizations, including APNIC Executive Council member, APNIC Policy SIG Chair, Address Council member of ICANN ASO, Board Director of PIR (.org gTLD), Board Director of TWNIC (NIR & .tw ccTLD), Chair of TWNIC International Affair Committee, Board Director of MINC (Multilingual Internet Consortium), Advisory Council of dot Asia (.asia gTLD), New gTLD Review Group of ICANN, Founder of APAN TW, Board Director of ISOC Taipei and Executive Advisor of TWIA.

Kenny Huang’s contributions have been acknowledged especially in the development of Internet technology. He is the co-author of RFC3743 of the IETF, the Co-Chair of JET (Joint Engineering Team, formed by JPNIC, KRNIC, CNNIC, TWNIC), Advisor of CDNC (Chinese Domain Name Consortium). Dr. Huang is working closely with government departments in developing technology policies. He is Taiwan e-Government Committee member, Taiwan Government Organization & IT Reform Committee member, principal investigator of Government IPv6 Policy, project leader of Taiwan Future Internet Policy, and Chief Advisor of dot Taipei gTLD Program.

Anum Farooq Janjua

I am an Engineer by qualification with majors in Computer & Communication Networks. I am currently working in the private sector. I am quite new to the whole concept of Internet Governance. The field of Internet Security caught my interest back in 2015 and I did some research work in my undergrad years on IPv6 Security which I recently presented at IEEE Trustcom. I’m particularly interested in understanding the social and economic impact of internet policies, data protection and information security as well as understanding the digital rights of internet users specifically business organizations. I attended APSIG 2017 and that is when I was introduced to the vastness of Internet domain and thereon I decided to learn more about Internet policies and governance! It was a splendid learning experience and I’m anticipating to learn more with passing time regarding what is going on around the globe on these lines.

Tianjiao Jiang

Tianjiao Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University, as well as a predoctoral fellow (2017-2018) at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. He received his bachelor's degree in law at Fudan and started his Ph.D. program on arms control and regional security in 2013. Since 2016, he has been working as an analyst at Center for Global Cyberspace Governance Studies, Fudan University, cooperating with the Tencent Holdings Ltd. His research focuses on cybersecurity and strategic stability between China and the United States. He is also the member of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) and the CTBT Youth Group. He has published several papers in the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Chinese Political Science Review and other top academic journals in China.

Harkrisyati Kamil  

Ihtisham Khalid

Ihtisham is an Indigenous research fellow at National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan where he currently works on CPM estimators for 5G future networks as Master’s thesis. He is from the faculty of Electrical Engineering at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan. Ihtisham holds Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with majors in telecommunication and computer networks from NUCES with Dean List of Honor. He is an alumnus of various internet governance schools including PKSIG, INSIG, APSIG and APIGA. He currently manages secretariat of Pakistan School on Internet Governance (PKSIG) and Pakistan Internet Governance Forum (PKIGF). His interest includes technical aspects of internet governance and organizations like ICANN, IEEE, IETF and ITU. As an ARTICLE 19 Internet of Rights fellow, Ihtisham’s work focuses on the architectural vulnerabilities in IEEE 802.11 WiFi standard.

Hanan Y. Khatib

Kelly Kha Yeun Kim

Kelly Kha Yeun Kim is General Counsel of Open Net (http://opennetkorea.org), a non-profit & civil society organization established in 2013 to make the Internet a platform for freedom, openness and sharing.

She previously worked for the Ministry of Justice of Korea (MOJ) for almost three years (2012-2014). As a Deputy Director at the International Legal Affairs Division, she was involved in recent free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Korea and other countries including Canada and China in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Investment (particularly Investor-State Dispute, ISD). She is also an expert in international business transactions and assisted Korean small and medium businesses (SMBs) in drafting and negotiating international contracts.

She graduated from Korea University School of Law (LL.B. 2010). She passed the Korean National Bar Exam in 2009 and completed two years training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute (Class of 41). She is a member of the Korean Bar Association and the Seoul Bar Association.

Yeseul Kim
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Yonsei University
M.S. in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST

Yeseul Kim has been active in Internet Governance Area since 2015. She has been working with Creative Commons Korea, Korea Internet and Security Agency and have participated in ICANN meetings and Internet Governance Fora. She’s also been interested in NLP and its application for biomedical research at international level. 

Maheeshwara Kirindigoda 
Sri Lanka

Doors of the IGF were open to me by ISOC through a fellowship program to attend a chapter workshop in 2013 in BALI – Indonesia. Experience gained at UN IGF Bali made me capable of organizing the Local IGF in March 2016.

I Maheeshwara Kirindigoda of the Island of Sri Lanka claim to be a "Millennial" despite that I was born in year 1980 and had the fortune of having my primary and secondary education at the Dharmaraja Collage Kandy. Further education at National Institute of Business Management in the stream of System Designing and presently following a degree course in Mass Communication at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Being an Activist in the filed of ICT I am being privilege to hold the responsibilities as the Secretary to the Internet Society Sri Lanka chapter, President of the Chamber of ICT, Chairmen IGF Sri Lanka organizing committee and Secretary to the Central Province Export Chamber.

I have gained the knowledge and the required experience to discharge the above responsibilities; mainly through engagements in varies activities as the

  • Assistant Secretary Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association (2009 - 2012)
  • Assistant Secretary- Central Province Exporters Chamber (2010 - 2012)
  • Vise President- ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter (2010 - 2014) ;
  • Secretary - Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association (2012 - 2014) ;
  • Exco & Chairman Membership Committee - Isoc Sri Lanka Chapter (2014 ­ 2016)
  • and also the Managing Director of Asian Destinations (Pvt) Ltd (2007 - todate)

paved the way, and bestowed the knowledge and experience to discharge the responsibilities mentioned above.

While promoting the Internet to all generations I felt that the insecurity and risk involved in therein is to be addressed at large. For which purpose I could introduced two projects namely to increase the awareness "Safer Internet" and "Be-Aware Beware" for School children with the cooperation of ISOC – LK and Chamber of ICT.

MultiStakeholder concept planted in me at the Bali Conference, manured by IGF Sri Lanka gave growth to a Jungle size, thanks to the participation and devotion of many a communities including IGF community and ISOC lk Community.

In addition to the above I presently being the Media Secretary to the Honorable Governor of Uva Province of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka could not only utilize but promote the concept of Multistakeholdership in my Professional Engagements including media and governance.

I am confident that my experience in the field of Government Sector, Media Sector , Civil Society Sector and Private sector will give an opportunity to Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of APrIGF .

Jiro Kokuryo

Jiro Kokuryo, Vice-President of Keio University, is concurrently a professor at the Faculty of Policy Management. He joined Keio in 1993 as an associate professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was appointed professor in 2000. He served as Executive Director of the Keio Research Institute at SFC (2005-2009) and Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management (2009-2013), before being appointed Vice-President for International Collaboration and Education in 2013.

Jiro Kokuryo graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and acquired a Doctor of Business Administration (1992) from Harvard Business School while an employee of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (1982-1993). His major publications in Japanese include "Open Architecture Strategy," Diamond Inc. (1999), and "Business Strategy in an Onymous Economy," Nikkei Publishing Inc. (2013).

Pitinan Kooarmornpatana

Pitinan Kooarmornpatana has been the Infrastructure and Innovation R&D Manager at Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) since October 2011. She is the lead auditor for electronic transition law and regulations compliance, where she researches best practices for e-services providers and has led software implementation for flood crisis inventory management.[1]

She is also an Information Technology Consultant for The Senate Committee, where she provide suggestions/solutions for social issues involving the elderand underprivileged. 

She is a member of GAC

Susan Landau
United States of America

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor of Computer Science, University College London. Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy.

Her new book, "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age," will be published by Yale University Press in fall 2017; Landau is also the author of "Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies," (MIT Press, 2011s) and "Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption,"co-authored with Whitfield Diffie (MIT Press, 1998). Landau was an early voice in the argument that law-enforcement requirements for embedding surveillance within communications infrastructures created long-term national-security risks, and has testified to Congress and frequently briefed US and Europeanpolicymakers on encryption, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues.  Landau has been a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University. She has served on the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (2010-2016), the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Advisory Board (2010-2013), the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (2002-2008), as an Associate Editor-in-Chief on IEEE Security and Privacy, section board member on the Communications of the ACM, and associate editor at the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. A 2015 inductee in the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame and a 2012 Guggenheim fellow, Landau was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the recipient of the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award.

She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery.  She received her BA from Princeton, her MS from Cornell, and her PhD from MIT.

Yi Tzu (Amanda) Lu
Taiwan/ United States of America

Amanda Lu pursues a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the intersection of law, society and disruptive technologies, focusing specifically on the cross-border data management and privacy issue. She is now the fellow of ICANN 60 meeting and Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. Amanda earned dual degree in Global Media and Communication at London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Southern California (USC). She examines the potential for, and obstacles to, the social and political aspect of networked technologies. Amanda got her training in business and entrepreneurship in National Chengchi University and multiple start-up experiences. 

Prior to pursuing her master degree, Amanda worked for three startups in Austria and Taiwan. And she actively participates in global entrepreneurship programs including World Business Dialogue and Global Entrepreneurship Summer School. 

Amanda is a co-founder of Woosh. She kicked off the project which aims to increase youth global mobility by sharing information and sponsorships for Mandarin-speaking audience. Woosh has cooperated with organizations from Germany, Canada, and France.

Rajesh Maharjan

Rajesh maharjan
M.E. from Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia.
Working as IT Officer at Cyber Crime Cell, Nepal Police, only unit for cyber crime investigation within the Kathmandu valley and solo engineer at unit. Nepal is facing different kind of cyber issues. No policy for cyber crime and security at all. Government issues are almost zero as well as the civil societies at Nepal. Sorry civil society to say that just going seminar and organizing seminar wont help the cyber or internet policies but to work out with it.

Sweet Mae Monteclaro

Sweet Mae Monteclaro is an Assistant Program officer at the Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab), Asian Institute of Technology since 2011. Her work includes program coordination and management for conferences, trainings and workshops in the ASEAN Region. She is also involve the AP*, a Community of Asia Pacific Internet Organizations as their secretariat. In addition, she is also an interim administration staff for APSIG (Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance). Before moving to Thailand, she worked in RCBC Savings Bank in the Philippines as a Marketing Specialist. She has received her B.S. in Management in the University of the Philippines in 2009.

KS Park 

KS Park is a Professor at the Korea University Law School and a Co-founder of www.opennetkorea.org.  He served as Commissioner (1 of 9) at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014).  He served as Member (1 of 20) of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting co-ownership bans and other media and Internet regulations (2010). He served as International Relations Counsel to the Korea Film Council and arranged the Korea-France Film Co-production Treaty, and advised on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention (2002-2007). He has  served both as Executive Director, PSPD Law Center (2008-), and Open Net Korea (2013-) which have pursued and won several high profile impact litigation and legislative advocacies in freedom of speech, privacy, net neutrality, web accessibility, digital innovation, and intellectual property, including the striking down (or defending against) of the Internet real name law, the Minerva false news dissemination law, the law on warrantless seizure of subscriber identity data, the search and seizure of electronic mails without notification to the mail authors, the bad faith copyright takedown notice, the law requiring government-backed electronic signatures for all online payments, imposition of excessive criminal penalties on small copyright violations, imposition of excessive stigmatizing criminal and monitoring penalties for viewing obscene material involving virtual non-existent child characters, the government websites inaccessible to visually impaired, etc.  He founded the Korea University Law Review and the Law Schools' Clinical Legal Education Center and spearheaded www.internetlawclinic.org and www.transparency.or.kr under that Center.  KS Park Graduated from Harvard University (Physics) and UCLA Law School (JD). 

Anand Raje

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Shreedeep Rayamajhi is an ICT4D consultant, 
Social Activist and bloggerAs an Internet society Ambassador for internet Governance Forum 2014 & 2015, he has been working towards bridging the gaps of understanding the regional internet governance issues. Member of MSG of the APrIGF, MSG of Nepal IGF and member of the NRI committee, he has been very proactive about lobbying internet for all concept in the region. Writing blogs and articles of Internet Governance Issues, he has been directly involved with various aspect of standardization issues and other national and regional initiative. 

Working with Rayznews, he has developed various research papers and documents for facilitating internet governance process.  Apart from this his community collaborative learning platform Learn Internet Governance has been catering and helping people around the globe to understand the role and concept of Internet Governance.  

Adeel Sadiq

Adeel Sadiq is currently working as a Network Engineer in Huawei Pakistan and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a NextGen@ICANN55 in Morocco and NextGen@ICANN56 Ambassador in Finland. He is also part of Middle East and Adjoining Countries Starategy Working group of ICANN where he contribute my part to help devise an inclusive starategy that ICANN should adopt for my region. He have been involved with different working groups of ICANN At-Large like Technology Task Force and Capacity Building, including Non Commercial User Constituency, Asia Pacific Regional At Large Organization Mentorship Program and Youth Coalition on Internet Governance. He has also attended IGF 2015 in Brasil and was an ISOC Ambassador to IGF 2016 in Mexico. He was a fellow to pioneer edition of Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy, an initiative by ICANN and Korean government in South Korea. He has presented his research in IPv6 Security at IEEE Trutcom in Australia and planning to take his work to IETF for a proposed Internet Draft. He has attended an APNIC meeting on student fellowship and an APrIGF. He was a RIPE NCC Academic Co-ordination Initiative fellow to MENOG 16. He is also working with IGFSA to help organize a national IGF for Pakistan.

Mubashir Sargana 

Cyber Security Professional and Internet Public Policy researcher. National Coordinator at PISA (Pakistan Information Security Association) and Forensic Analyst at PISA – CERT. Actively involved in general Cyber Security / Information Security awareness of community, Incident response and coordination with International CERTs.
Chief Technical Officer of Pakistan Institute of ICTs for Development (PIID).

Swati Shinde

Swati Shinde has been working as a social science researcher from the past 10 years. Her area of interest includes ICT and development, ICTs and health service delivery, Access to ICTs/ gender divide, digital inclusion/rights, e-governance services, capacity building and advocacy for digital equality. She would like to engage with youth and marginal groups to bring forth the user perspective on the issue of digital inequality and digital rights.


Swati is a member of the Trivandrum Chapter of Internet Society of India and a fellow at the first Indian School on Internet Governance (InSig 2016). She was associated with the Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS), Pune as a Senior Researcher and was responsible for undertaking research on the broader issues of access to the internet and digital inclusion among the urban poor communities in Pune City.She was a Young scholar at the Communication Policy Research South (CPR South) 2015 held in Taiwan.


Swati is an Anthropologist by training and has conducted qualitative and quantitative research projects in India, in urban and rural settings, in areas of digital inclusion, mental health and other public health issues.

Rajnesh Singh

Rajnesh Singh is Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau at the Internet Society, the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development.

In this role, he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Asia and Pacific region, including in the areas of Public Policy, Capacity Building, Development and Internet Standards & Technology.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, Rajnesh played founding and leading roles in several technology and private equity investment firms, and still maintains varied business interests. He has broad project management experience, and his career background includes communications & power infrastructure, agriculture and real estate. He has provided consulting and mentoring support on business strategy to start-ups and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region, and has held advisory roles across multiple sectors ranging from governmental organisations to sporting organisations and the private sector.

His extensive work with the Asia-Pacific Internet community includes leadership roles such as Founding Chair of ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and Chair of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society. He has worked extensively on ICT policy, training and capacity building in the region, including delivering programmes for UN agencies and the private sector.

Sze Ming Tan

Sze Ming is the programme officer for Sinar Project, working on digital rights for privacy, freedom of expression & information and culture of openness. Previously, she was a student activist and a part time environmentalist. Also, she worked with several Malaysian State Assemblymen/women. Throughout the years, she have gained vast experiences and knowledge relates to legislation and government policies. Currently, Sze Ming has an on-going side project with a group of young greenies with a purpose to empower and raise awareness among youth to take action against climate change. Sze Ming studied at one of the local university in Northern region of Malaysia for Development studies, and now doing her master degree in Public Policy.

Leonid Todorov

He earned his M.A. in Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical and did postgraduate studies in international relations, management and business leadership, and economics in Denmark, Taiwan and US.

Since the onset of the Russian reforms, he has served for more than a decade as Chief of Staff to the late PM Yegor Gaidar. His background also includes private sector and academic activities.

In 2008, he joined the Сoordination Сenter for .RU top level domain as Head of Government and International Relations and contributed to the success of the Cyrillic-script IDN ccTLD .РФ and the launch of new gTLDs . ДЕТИ (kids) and .TATAR.

As a member of the Organizing Committee, Leonid has also been engaged in creation and promotion of the Russian Internet Governance Forum, the biggest event of its kind across Eastern and Central Europe and the post-Soviet Space. He also sits on the Steering Group for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). In 2013-2014, he sat on the ISOC Advisory Business Council and currently is a member of the CCNSO ICANN's Strategic and Operations Plan Working Group.

Leonid is a faculty member of the European Summer School on Internet Governance.

Norman Warput

Hailey Yang
Hong Kong/Japan

Muhammad Salman Zafar

Muhammad Salman Zafar is working as ICT analyst in Pakistan telecom Authority (PTA), which is Telecom Regulatory Authority of Pakistan . He has been working on different ICT policy issues for implementation such as proliferation of broadband, accessibility, Internet governance, local content development.

Salman has been involved in several capacity building initiatives in Pakistan including BigData , Cloud computing and mobile app development for youth and women in collaboration with various national and international organization.

Salman holds a Master degree in computer science from Bahauddin Zakaria University and MS degree in Software Engineering from National University of Science and Technology (NUST).


Dr. Govind

Dr. Govind is CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

As CEO of NIXI, he is responsible for setting up Internet exchange points in India and establishment of the .IN Registry in the country. Recently he spearheaded the setting up and launch of the NationalInternet Registry for the allocation of IP (IPv4 and IPv6) address space in the country.

Fahd Batayneh 

Fahd has been part of the ICANN world since the summer of 2008 where he was active in a number of working groups. In October 2013, he joined ICANN the organizations as part of the Global Stakeholder Engagement Team (GSE) supporting the Middle East. Today, he is deeply involved in a number of regional projects that promote ICANN's work in the region. He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering with honors, and an MBA. He is happily married and has 3 kids, and calls Amman, Jordan his home.

Hong Xue (remote)

Dr. Hong Xue is a Professor and the Director of the Institute for Internet Policy and Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). She specializes in intellectual property law, information technology and Internet governance. She is a Guest Professor at the Torino Law School-WIPO Master of Laws in Intellectual Property. She serves as the Microsoft Fellow of the Yale Information Society. Dr. Xue is the Chinese Leader for the Global Academy on Access to Knowledge.

Hong Xue is the only Asian scholar in the Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and she is the on the Editorial board of World Intellectual Property Journal and on the Expert Advisory Board of the DiploFoundation. She is in the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). Prof. Xue is an arbitrator at CIETAC, UDRP neutral at WIPO and ADNDRC and founder of CNDRP.[1]

Prof. Xue initiated the Asia-Pacific Internet Leadership Project (APILP) and is the Faculty Chair.

Said Zazai (remote)

Said Zazai (سعید ځاځی) is an IT Technologist who has been active in the field both professionally and academically for over 15 years. Said holds a Master’s in Business (MBA) Degree, specializing in Management of Information Systems, from Canada’s leading Business school, the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Said’s specializations also include Computer Server Infrastructure, software localization, e-government and Internet Governance.

Said has worked in different international contexts, including Canada, the Middle East and Afghanistan. He has been engaged in working with various industries, including the government, oil & gas, financial sector and retail. He has worked in multi-national corporate environments including Hewlett Packard Canada and the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations in the United Arab Emirates.

Said is an avid supporter of strong community mobilization for ICT sector development at national and global level. While working as the ICT Advisor to the Minister of Finance in Afghanistan, Said co-founded the National Information Technology Professionals Association (NITPAA), a technology civil society in Afghanistan. He was the first president of NITPAA in the year 2015 and is serving the board ever since. Said has also been actively contributing to the field of Internet Governance in Afghanistan since 2014.

Horejsova (remote)
Czech Republic

Dr Tereza Horejsova is from the Czech Republic and holds an MA in International Area Studies and a PhD in European Studies, both from the Charles University in Prague. Tereza has had an international career in academia and the non-governmental sector in the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland. During her stay in Geneva (2012-2016), she coordinated the activities of the Geneva Internet Platform. Currently based in Washington DC, she joined DiploFoundation in 2012 and serves as the Project Development Director.

Gunela Astbrink (remote)

Gunela Astbrink is an Australian IGF ambassador and a Director of ISOC Australia and the Principal of GSA InfoComm. Gunela has participated in national, regional and global IGFs. Gunela is a member of ICANN’s APRALO and is currently co-penholder for the Rules of Procedures Review WG. She is a member of the APrIGF MSG.
Gunela has been active in disability policy and research for 25 years and comes from a library and information management background. She has led projects at the Telematics and Disability Centre of Telia (Swedish Telecom) and the European Union-funded project, COST 219 (Telecommunications: Access for Disabled and Elderly People). She participated in the European Commission project, CARDIAC developing a roadmap for accessible ICT and assistive technology research directions. For over 10 years, Gunela was National Coordinator of TEDICORE (Telecommunications and Disability Consumer Representation) to improve accessibility to communications technology for people with disability. 
Gunela Astbrink is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet as well as a Fellow of the RSA, 21st enlightenment. She holds an adjunct senior research position in the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University. In 2013, Gunela was awarded the Christopher Newell Prize for the best journal article in the Telecommunications Journal of Australia.

Jahangir Hossain (remote)

He is the founding member and Vice Chair of Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter which certified structure for At-Large in ICANN as an At-Large Structure (ALS) in APRALO region and Executive Committee member of and Bangladesh Network Operator Group (bdNOG).

He has participated Internet Society (ISOC) Next Generation Leadership (NGL) program and formal fellow of SANOG, ICANN, ISOC fellow to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and United Nations fellow in field of Internet Governance.

He is active member of ICANN's NPOC and NCUC also IEEE and Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF). He has been active in various working groups of ICANN and trying to put contribution from developing countries perspective to building awareness and skill on Internet governance principle in local and regional community.

He is now based in Dhaka, Bangladesh where professionally as a Chief Technical Officer of Open Communication Limited a leading Internet Resource Analysis, Solution and Consultancy organization specially on IP Transit provider, Content Development, "Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN), International Gateway (IGW), Interconnection Exchange (ICX), Technical Policy development process, Corporate Sector and respectively.

He has completed graduation and master degree Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering from Daffodil International University in Bangladesh.

Beside this he has been working on policy making process, awareness and development in various stakeholders also working as an ICT presenter, Trainer as well as organizer for local and international community. Now he has been trying to build up awareness and skill for analysis Internet Resource, Internet governance principle , Cyber security, date protection to ensure "Internet for Everyone " .