[bc-gnso] The Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Sat Nov 16 14:21:48 UTC 2013

Dear BC Members,

Please find below an ICANN Announcement regarding the Nominating Committee’s
selection of a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.



Kind Regards,


Benedetta Rossi

BC Secretariat

bc-secretariat at icann.org





The Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board
of Directors

15 November 2013

The 2013 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection
of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.

The position became vacant following the recent resignation of Board member
Ms. Judith Duavit Vazquez, selected by the 2011 NomCom. Wolfgang
Kleinwächter will take up his position on the ICANN Board of Directors
immediately and will serve for the remainder of the term vacated by Ms.
Vazquez, ending at the conclusion of the 2014 ICANN Annual General Meeting.

Yrjo Lansipuro
Chair, 2013 Nominating Committee


Wolfgang Kleinwächter

3.png> Wolfgang Kleinwächter

Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor for International Communication Policy
and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Sciences of the
University of Aarhus in Denmark where he teaches "Internet Policy and
Regulation" since 1998.

He has studied Communication, International Law and International Relations
at the University of Leipzig (B.A. 1971, M.A. 1974, Ph.D. 1981). His
Academic Teaching Experiences includes courses and lectures on Internet
Governance at numerous universities around the globe, including, inter alia
die School of International Services at American University in Washington
D.C. and the Faculty of Journalism at Lomonossow University in Moscow.

He is involved in Internet Governance issues since 1997 and has participated
- in various capacities - in 45 ICANN meetings. He served five years in the
NomCom (2009/2010 as its chair) and was since 2011 a member of the GNSO
Council, elected by the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) where he is
a member of the NCUC.

In the WSIS process he was a member of the Civil Society Bureau, co-chaired
the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) and was appointed by UN Secretary
General Kofi Annan as for the UN Working Group on Internet Governance
(WGIG). In the Tunis Summit he was part of the governmental delegation of
Denmark. Between 2006 and 2010 he served as Special Adviser to the Chair of
the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Nitin Desai. In 2011/2012 he was a
member of the UNCSTD Working Group on IGF Improvement. In 2012 he joined the
German governmental delegation to the World Conference on International
Telecommunication (WCIT) and served in the Informal Expert Group of the
World Telecommunication Policy Forum in 2013.

He is a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance
(EURODIG), the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), the
Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG) and chair of the ICANN
Studienkreis. He served in the Advisory Board of the dotmobi Registry and
became in 2010 an International Adviser to CNNIC. In the EU, he was involved
in the Safer Internet Action Plan (SIAP), the Task Force on the Internet of
Things and the Inter-Regional Information Society Initiative (IRISI). In the
Council of Europe he chaired the Expert Group on Cross Border Internet (2009
– 2011).

For more than 20 years he was a member of the Council of the International
Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and served as the
president of the IAMCR Law Section between 1988 and 1998. He was a member of
the Program Committee for INET 2002 in Washington D.C. and a Key-Note
Speaker, Panelist, Moderator and Rapporteur of numerous international

His research work includes more than 100 international publications,
including 7 books. Since 2011 he is the editor of the publication series
MIND (Multistakeholder Internet Dialogue). He also served as member of
several advisory boards of scientific journals, including Transnational Data
and Communication Report, Computer Law and Security Report, The Journal of
Media Law and Practice, Gazette and the Journal for Virtual Reality.

He testified in Hearings in the Deutsche Bundestag and the European
Parliament. He is Chair of the Board of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a
recognized At Large Structure under the ICANN Bylaws and got the "Internet
Award" the highest Internet prize in Germany, by the German Internet Economy
Association (eco) in 2012


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
http://gnso.icann.org <http://gnso.icann.org/> 


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