[bc-gnso] New member, introducing myself

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed May 1 12:28:58 UTC 2013

Joining Chris in welcome to Stephane, It is always helpful for new members to introduce themselves! I think there may be other new members/and would be great to hear from you as well. 
Marilyn Cade
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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Chaplow <chris at andalucia.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 12:12:31 
To: <svg at stephanevangelder.com>; <bc-gnso at icann.org>
Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] New member, introducing myself

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: chris at andalucia.com <mailto:chris at andalucia.com> 
Web: www.andalucia.com <http://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 authorities,
* 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/> 
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