[bc-gnso] New member, introducing myself

Chris Chaplow chris at andalucia.com
Wed May 1 12:12:31 UTC 2013

Welcome on board Stephane!


I am sure you will make a valuable contribution to the work of the BC.






Chris Chaplow
Managing Director
Andalucia.com S.L.
Avenida del Carmen 9
Ed. Puertosol, Puerto Deportivo
1ª Planta, Oficina 30
Estepona, 29680
Malaga, Spain
Tel: + (34) 952 897 865
Fax: + (34) 952 897 874
E-mail:  <mailto:chris at andalucia.com> chris at andalucia.com
Web:  <http://www.andalucia.com/> www.andalucia.com
Information about Andalucia, Spain.


De: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] En nombre de
Stéphane Van Gelder Consulting
Enviado el: miércoles, 01 de mayo de 2013 13:11
Para: bc-gnso at icann.org
Asunto: [bc-gnso] New member, introducing myself


Hello BC members,


As the firm I represent is now officially a BC member, and as I am its
voting representative, I wanted to thank this group for welcoming me and
introduce my firm and myself.


STEPHANE VAN GELDER CONSULTING (SVGC) was set up to leverage my experience
as a professional journalist, a seasoned member of the domain industry and
an entrepreneur.


SVGC is a UK-based company operating in both England and France. It has
clients in the UK, France, the US, Asia and the Arab countries. It provides
consultancy in a number of areas, including:

*	setting up companies in France,
*	managing Internet-based projects,
*	developing clients' online presence and strategy (including domain
name related strategies and social media related strategies),
*	lobbying,
*	working and interacting with governments and governmental
*	interfacing with registries and registrars,
*	drafting targeted media content,
*	understanding Internet governance,
*	conducting business reviews.


I am the company's founder and chairman. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree
in computer science. I studied at university in England. I am fully
bilingual and bicultural in English and French.


My first career was in journalism, where I worked as a print and TV
journalist for more than 10 years.


I then cofounded a corporate registrar in France called INDOM, which I built
up to become France's market leader and then sold to UK-based Group NBT (now
NetNames) in 2010. I stayed with NetNames until December 2012. I left
NetNames to set up SVGC.


I have good experience of the world of Internet governance. I served as an
elected Board member for the French registry AFNIC from 2004 to 2010. I was
nominated by European registry EURid to serve on its Requirements Panel and
its Code of Conduct Council.


INDOM has been a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group since 2007 and I
have been a member of that group's Executive Committee since 2008, when I
was elected treasurer. In 2009 I was elected GNSO Council rep and nominated
to be the CPH's Vice Chair in 2010. I was elected Chair of the GNSO Council
in 2011 and again in 2012.


I currently sit on the NomCom as the RrSG's rep there. I have already
informed the RrSG Excom that I am now a BC member and that once my current
NomCom term ends in Q3 this year, I will no longer seek to represent the
RrSG in any position.


I am delighted to be a member of the BC and look forward to meeting as many
of you as possible in the months to come, either in person or via this list.


I will be attending the INTA meeting in Dallas next week, so if any BC
members are around, it would be a pleasure to meet you.


Thanks for reading and sorry for this long first email to the BC list ;)




Stéphane Van Gelder
Chairman and Managing Director/Fondateur

T (UK): +44 (0)7583 457053

T (FR): +33 (0)6 20 40 55 89

www.StephaneVanGelder.com <http://www.stephanevangelder.com/> 
Follow us on Twitter: @stephvg and "like" us on Facebook:

LinkedIn: fr.linkedin.com/in/domainconsultant/


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