[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Adiel Akplogan to Join ICANN as VP of Technical Engagement

ishaku anaobi anaobii at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 19:09:28 UTC 2015

On 4 Feb, 2015 7:01 PM, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:

> Join me in congratulating the former CEO of AFRINIC on his new role within
> Good to know that he will still be as close to the community. I wish him
> all the best!
> Regards
> sent from Google nexus 4
> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
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> From: "ICANN News Alert" <communications at icann.org>
> Date: 4 Feb 2015 18:30
> Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Adiel Akplogan to Join ICANN as VP of
> Technical Engagement
> To: <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
> Cc:
>   [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert
> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-04-en
> ------------------------------
> Adiel Akplogan to Join ICANN as VP of Technical Engagement
> Role aimed at strengthening ties to the technical community
> 4 February 2015
> Veteran Internet technology expert Adiel Akplogan is joining ICANN in the
> newly created role of Vice President for Technical Engagement.
> Akplogan served most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC,
> the Internet Numbers' Resource Registry for Africa, a position he has held
> since 2004.
> "I'm delighted to welcome Adiel to ICANN," said Sally Costerton, Special
> Advisor to the President for Global Stakeholder Engagement. "He is a highly
> respected contributor to the Internet community and his experienced
> leadership will reinforce and deepen ICANN's long term participation in the
> technical community of which it is a critical part."
> Akplogan is among the original Internet pioneers in West Africa, where he
> has played a critical role in setting up and managing CAFENet, one of the
> first private Internet Service Providers in the region.
> "It's my sincere hope that I can help ICANN achieve the high level of
> operational excellence that it is aiming for," said Adiel. "We are all
> striving to maintain and improve a global communication and information
> system that will define our future on multiple levels."
> In his new position, Akplogan will help ICANN conduct technical engagement
> and outreach. He will also provide some valuable links to the ICT community
> on the African continent, since he was instrumental in establishing several
> technical coordination bodies such as the African Network Operators Group
> (AfNOG), the African ccTLD Managers Association (AfTLD), AfricaCERT and the
> Africa Internet Summit (AIS).
> Akplogan will be based in Montreal, Canada and will assume his new
> position on March 1.
> To download a high-resolution photo of Adiel Akoplogan, go here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/icann/16440900351/
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