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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Karrenberg presides over new BoT @ ISOC

Remmy Nweke

CHIEF scientist at the Réseaux Internet Protocol (IP) Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), Mr. Daniel Karrenberg has been elected the new chairman of the reconstituted Board of Trustees (BoT) at the Internet Society (ISOC).

He took over from Mr. Fred Baker, even as ISOC also elected four new members into the BoT, including the Director-General, Computer Network Information Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Baoping Yan, Senior Director Advanced Networks for CANARIE Inc., Canada’s Advanced Internet Development Organization, Mr. Bill St. Arnaud and vice-chairman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society, Mr. Franck Martin.

Equally in the new board ratified at the recent ISOC meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) representative in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), Mr. Patrik Fältström.

They joined 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.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Karrenberg, said “The Internet Society has much to contribute to the continued success of the Internet and the diligent work of my predecessors, the trustees and 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.”

He also assured on the willingness of his team to continuously build a healthy network of chapters for local activities close to the Internet users. This, he noted, will help ISOC to realise its motto, ‘The Internet is for Everyone’.”

Speaking also, President of ISOC, said, “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.”

ISOC is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy.

It has offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, touts itself as dedicated to emancipation of the people through 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).


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