Internet Society Announces Election of New Board of Trustees

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 (IESG).

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 CEO.

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

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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.


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