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Internet Society Announces Election of New Board of Trustees

Peter Godwin (
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 18:26:26 +0200

Reston, VA and Geneva, Switzerland - 6th July 2006 - The Internet
Society (ISOC) has announced the composition of its new Board of
Trustees. The new Board was seated during ISOC's recent Board meeting
held in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Newly-elected Board members include Dr. Baoping Yan (General Director
of the Computer Network Information Center at the Chinese Academy of
Sciences), Bill St. Arnaud (Senior Director Advanced Networks for
CANARIE Inc., Canada's Advanced Internet Development Organization) and
Franck Martin (vice-chairman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the
Internet Society).

At the same time Patrik Fetstrm was appointed by the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) in conjunction with the Internet
Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group

They join current Board members Fred Baker, Erik Huizer, Daniel
Karrenberg, Veni Markovski, Desiree Miloshevic, Glenn Ricart, Stephen
Squires, Patrick Vande Walle, and Lynn St. Amour, ISOC President and

Daniel Karrenberg (chief-scientist at RIPE NCC) was elected as Chair
of the new Board. "The Internet Society has much to contribute to the
continued success of the Internet," said Karrenberg. "The diligent
work of my predecessors, the Trustees and the staff has put the
society in a very sound position. Building on this foundation we will
intensify our work in the areas of public policy and education. We
will ensure that the IETF has the administrative support it needs to
continue its exemplary standardisation work. We will continue to
build a healthy network of chapters for local activities close to the
Internet users.

All this will help us to realise our motto 'The Internet is for
Everyone'." "I very much look forward to working with Daniel as we
continue to build on ISOC's past achievements. At the same time, I
thank outgoing Chair Fred Baker for his excellent stewardship of the
organisation over the past four years," said Lynn St. Amour, ISOC
President and CEO. "Fred has done much to help the organisation become
stronger and more broadly recognised than ever before. I'd also like
to take the opportunity to thank all outgoing Trustees and to welcome
those that start their term of office this year."

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The Internet Society is a not-for-profit
membership organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in
Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in
Washington, DC, 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. ISOC is the organizational
home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other
Internet-related bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring
that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner. For over 14
years ISOC has run international network training programs for
developing countries and these have played a vital role in setting up
the Internet connections and networks in virtually every country
connecting to the Internet during this time.


Internet Society

1775 Wiehle Ave.,Suite 102
Reston, VA 20190-5108, USA

4 rue des Falaises
CH-1205 Geneva

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