Multi-stakeholder Steering Group

The Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of APrIGF is a self-organised committee with members from around the AP Internet Community formed with the below objectives:

  • To support and ensure the proper conduct of the organizational work of the annual Asia Pacific Regional IGF,
  • To promote and encourage dialogue among all stakeholders involved with Internet governance related issues in the Asia Pacific region, and
  • To act as an interface between the Asia Pacific IGF community and the global IGF community.

The membership emphasizes the inclusion of multi-stakeholders and so is open to any interested individuals within the AP region who are committed to:

  • The Organisational Principles of openness, transparency and multi-stakeholder cooperation,
  • Devote some time and effort in support of the APrIGF, and
  • Maintaining and demonstrating respect for all other members.

Any interested individuals who would like to join the MSG must read through the Operating Principles of the MSG as well as acknowledging and accepting it. If you wish to become part of the MSG, please kindly contact the secretariat at sec@aprigf.asia.

The Operating Principles can be downloaded here.

We welcome any comments and feedback on the Operating Principles from the community whereby amendments could be made under the discussion and decision from the MSG from time to time whenever necessary.


Chairing Members

Mr. Paul Wilson, Chair
bio Brisbane, Australia

Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
(Technical)

Mr. Shahzad Ahmed, Vice Chair
bio Pakistan

Country Director, Bytes for All
(Civil Society)

Ms. Youn Jung Park, Vice Chair
bio Songdo, Korea

Professor, SUNY Korea
(Academia)

Members

Mr. Izumi Aizu
bio Tokyo, Japan

Senior Research Fellow & Professor, Institute for InfoSocinomics, Tama University (Civil Society)

Mr. Peng Hwa Ang
bio Singapore

Professor & Director, Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University (Academia)

Ms. Criden Appi
bio Nauru

Director of Telecommunications (Regulatory), .NR
(Government)

Ms. Gunela Astbrink
bio Australia

Director, Internet Society Australia (ISOC AU)
(Civil Society)

Mr. Satish Babu
bio India

President (2012-2013), Computer Society of India (CSI)
(Civil Society)

Mr. Fouad Bajwa
bio Lahore, Pakistan

Public Policy Analyst, Researcher and Advisor, Internet Research Project (Pakistan) Member Cohort-2012-13 at the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Lahore (Civil Society)

Ms. Sylvia Cadena
bio Brisbane, Australia

Community Grants and Awards Specialist, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
(Technical)

Ms. Susan Elizabeth Chalmers
bio New Zealand

Policy Lead, Internet New Zealand
(Technical)

Mr. Rajesh Chharia
bio India

President, Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) (Private Sector)

Ms. Duangthip Chomprang
bio Bangkok, Thailand

Manger of Regional Affairs (Asia), Internet Society (Civil Society)

Mr. Edmon Chung
bio Hong Kong, China

CEO, DotAsia Organisation
(Technical)

Ms. Anja Kovacs
bio India

Internet Democracy Project
(Civil Society)

Mr. Rafik Dammak
bio Tokyo, Japan

Engineer
(Civil Society)

Mr. Keith Davidson
bio New Zealand

Trustee, Board of Trustees at Internet Society
(Civil Society)

Mr. Pavan Duggal
bio India

Advocate, Supreme Court of India & President, Cyberlaw Asia
(Civil Society)

Ms. Noelle de Guzman
bio Philippines

Regional Program Manager, Asia Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)
(Civil Society)

Mr. Suhaidi Hassan
bio Malaysia

Vice Chair, Internet Society Malaysia
(Civil Society)

Mr. Pablo Hinojosa
bio Australia

Public Affairs Director, APNIC
(Technical)

Mr. Don Hollande
bio New Zealand

General Manager, Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Assocation (APTLD) (Technical)

Mr. Hiro Hotta
bio Tokyo, Japan

Director, JPRS
(Private Sector)

Mr. Kenny Huang, Ph.D.
bio Taipei, Taiwan

Board of Director, TWNIC
(Technical)

Mr. Jahangir Hossain
bio Vice Chair

Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka , Bangladesh
(Civil Society)

Mr. Naveen K Lakshman
bio India, South Asia

Network Consultant/IPv6 Trainer, Pro6 Networks
(Technical)

Mr. Asif Kabani
bio Pakistan

Director, (Head of Research and Project), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GoP
(Government)

Mr. Yu Chaung Kuek
bio Singapore

Vice President Stakeholder Engagement, Asia, ICANN
(Technical)

Ms. Cheryl Langdon-Orr
bio Australia

Chair Elect of the 2013 Nominating Comittee at ICANN
(Civil Society)

Mr. Jia Rong Low
bio Singapore

Head, Strategy & Initiatives - Asia Pacific, ICANN
(Technical)

Mr. Akinori Maemura
bio Tokyo, Japan

General Manager Internet Development Department, Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
(Technical)

Mr. Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
bio India

President, Internet Society India Chennai (Civil Society)

Mr. Dong-Man Lee
bio Daejeon, South Korea

Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)

Mr. Kye-Nam Lee
bio Seoul, South Korea

Division Vice President, Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)

Ms. Byoung Won Min
bio Seoul, South Korea

Professor, Ewha Womans University

Ms. Izumi Okutani
bio Japan

Policy Liaison, JPNIC
(Technical)

Ms. Minjung Park
bio Seoul, South Korea

Senior Research Associate, Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
(Government)

Mr. Jaechon Park
bio Seoul, South Korea

Chair - Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA)

Mr. Adam Peake
bio Tokyo, Japan

Executive Research Fellow/Associate, Professor, GLOCOM, International University of Japan (Civil Society)

Mr. Anand Raj
bio Andhra Pradesh, India

Associate Professor, CSE Department, SR Engineering College
(Academia)

Mr. Shreedeep Rayamajhi
bio Kathmandu, Nepal

Activist/Blogger, RayzNews (Civil Society)

Ms. Waltraut Ritter
bio Hong Kong

Managing Director, Knowledge Dialogues
(Civil Society)

Mr. TH Schee
bio Taipei, Taiwan

Co-founder, Fertta Communications
(Private Sector)

Imran Ahmed Shah
bio Pakistan

Founding President, Urdu Internet Society (UISoc), Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan (IGFPak)
(Civil Society)

Mr. Rajnesh Singh
bio Singapore

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)
(Civil Society)

Mr. Chester Soong
bio Hong Kong

Chairman, Internet Society HK (ISOCHK)
(Civil Society)

Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman - S21BR
bio Bangladesh

Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication; Member Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum

Mr. Kuo-Wei Wu
bio Taipei, Taiwan

CEO of NIIEPA; Board of Directors of ICANN Member
(Technical)

Ms. Hong Xue
bio Beijing, China

Director of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law; Professor, Beijing Normal University
(Academia)

Jian Zhang
bio Beijing, China

Community Relations, DotAsia Organisation
(Technical )