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 [email protected].

The Operating Principles can be downloaded here.

An Election Procedure has been adopted by the MSG on 2 July 2015 during the APrIGF Macao 2015. Please download here for more details.

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 (2015-2017) bio Brisbane, Australia

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

Mr Arun Sukumar, Vice Chair (2015-2017) bio India

Head of Cyber Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (Civil Society)

Mr. Chester Soong, Vice Chair (2014-2016) bio Hong Kong

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


View Past Chairing Members


Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
bio India

CEO, Innovation Society, Government of Andhra Pradeshl (Government)

Mr. Shahzad Ahmed
bio Pakistan

Country Director, Bytes for All (Civil Society)

Mr. Izumi Aizu
bio Tokyo, Japan

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

Mr. JungBae An
bio Korea

Chair, Korean School of Internet Governance Working Group, KIGA (Technical)

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. Md. Abdul Awal
bio Bangladesh

Treasurer, Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter (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. Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi
bio Brisbane, Australia

Senior Advisor, APNIC (Technical)

Mr. Rajesh Chharia
bio India

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

Ms. Jee Eun Choi
bio South Korea

ISOC-ROK (Civil Society)

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)

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. Shibendu Debbarma
bio India

India - Assistant Professor, Tripura University, Agartala & Vice-President, Youth for Integration-NGO,
Tripura University (Academia)

Mr. Pavan Duggal
bio India

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

Ms. Shuyi Guo
bio China

Policy Executive, CNNIC (Technical)

Ms. Noelle de Guzman
bio Philippines

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

Mr. Faisal Hasan
bio Bangladesh

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka Bangladesh (Civil Society)

Mr. Suhaidi Hassan
bio Malaysia

Vice Chair, Internet Society Malaysia (Civil Society)

Ms. Maureen Hilyard
bio Cook Island, Pacific

Member, At-Large, ICANN (Civil Society)

Mr. Pablo Hinojosa
bio Australia

Public Affairs Director, APNIC (Technical)

Mr. Don Hollande
bio New Zealand

Principal, I2 Consultants (Private Sector)

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 Bangladesh

Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka , Bangladesh (Civil Society)

Mr. Ali Hussain
bio Pakistan

Lead Regional Chapter, Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) (Private Sector)

Mr. Aris Ignacio
bio Phillippines

Dean of College of Information Technology, Southville International School and Colleges (Academia)

Mr. John Graham Jack
bio Vanuatu, South West Pacific

Business Relations Officer, Office of the Government CIO, Prime Minister's Office, Vanuatu Government (Government)

Ms. InHee Kim
bio South Korea

Researcher, Korea Information Society Development Institute (Civil Society)

Ms. Kelly Kha Yeun Kim
bio South Korea

General Counsel, Open Net Korea, (Civil Society)

Ms. Anja Kovacs
bio India

Internet Democracy Project (Civil Society)

Mr. Naveen K Lakshman
bio India, South Asia

Network Consultant/IPv6 Trainer, Pro6 Networks (Technical)

Mr. Byoung-il Oh
bio South Korea

Academia, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet (Civil Society)

Ms. Cheryl Langdon-Orr
bio Australia

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

Mr. Dong-Man Lee
bio Daejeon, South Korea

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

Mr. Kye-Nam Lee
bio Seoul, South Korea

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

Ms. Limei Liu
bio China

Director, Department of International Affairs and Policy Analysis, China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC) (Government)

Mr. Jia Rong Low
bio Singapore

Vice President GSE And Managing Director - APAC Hub (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)

Ms. Byoung Won Min
bio Seoul, South Korea

Professor, Ewha Womans University

Ms. Louise Nasak
bio Vanuatu

Technical & Internet Governance Manager, Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) (Government)

Ms. Izumi Okutani
bio Japan

Policy Liaison, JPNIC (Technical)

Mr. Kyung Sin Park
bio Seoul, South Korea

Executive Director, Open Net Korea (Academia)

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)

Ms. Youn Jung Park
bio Songdo, Korea

Professor, SUNY Korea (Academia)

Mr. Adam Peake
bio Tokyo, Japan

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

Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman - S21BR
bio Bangladesh

CEO, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication; Member Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (Civil Society)

Mr. Anand Raj
bio Andhra Pradesh, India

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

Ms. Chat Garcia Ramilio
bio Phillippines

Deputy Executive Director , Association for Progressive Communications (Civil Society)

Mr. Babu Ram Aryal
bio Nepal

President, Internet Society Nepal (Civil Society)

Mr. Shreedeep Rayamajhi
bio Kathmandu, Nepal

Activist/Blogger, RayzNews (Civil Society)

Mr. Zoya Rehman
bio Islamabad, Pakistan

Coordinator GenderTech, Bytes for All (Civil Society)

Ms. Waltraut Ritter
bio Hong Kong

Managing Director, Knowledge Dialogues (Civil Society)

Mr. Mubashir Sargana
bio Pakistan

General Secretary, ISOC Pakistan Islamabad Chapter (Civil Society)

Mr. Mohit Saraswat
bio Dubai (UAE)

Sr. IT Infrastructure Project Manager, Pepsi- Dubai Refreshments (PepsiCo Bottler) (Private Sector)

Mr. John Sihar Simanjuntak
bio Indonesia

PANDI .id Registry (Technical)

Mr. TH Schee
bio Taipei, Taiwan

Open Knowledge Taiwan (Civil Society)

Imran Ahmed Shah
bio Pakistan

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

Ms. Sana Shams
bio Pakistan

Research Fellow & Manager, Center for Language Engineering (Technical)

Mr. Santosh Sigdel
bio Nepal

General Secretary, Internet Society Nepal (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. Arun Sukumar
bio New Delhi, India

Head of Cyber Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (Civil Society)

Mr. Zakir Syed
bio Pakistan

Manager (Telecoms & ICT), SAMENA Telecommunications Council (Civil Society)

Mr. Leonid Todorov
bio Moscow, Russia

General Manager, APTLD (Technical)

Mr. Mohammad Kawsar Uddin
bio Bangladesh

General Secretary, Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter (Civil Society)

Mr. Kelvin Wong
bio Singapore

Head of Outreach and Public Responsibility, Asia Pacific, ICANN (Technical)

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)

Ms. Wen Zhai
bio China

Policy Analyst and International Affairs Specialist, China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC) (Government)

Ms. Jian Zhang
bio Beijing, China

Community Relations, DotAsia Organisation (Technical)


Past Chairing Members

Mr. Paul Wilson, Chair (2013-2015) bio Brisbane, Australia

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

Mr. Shahzad Ahmed, Vice Chair (2013-2014)
bio Pakistan

Country Director, Bytes for All (Civil Society)

Ms. Youn Jung Park, Vice Chair(2013-2015)
bio Songdo, Korea

Professor, SUNY Korea (Academia)