[AfriNIC-announce] Ms Anne-Rachel Inné appointed AFRINIC Chief Operations Officer

Babusha Radhakissoon babusha at afrinic.net
Tue Jul 31 14:25:50 SAST 2012

*Ms Anne-Rachel Inné appointed AFRINIC Chief Operations Officer*

*Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius, 31 July 2012*- After a rigorous
recruitment process, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms
Anne-Rachel Inné as Chief Operations Officer of AFRINIC.

Ms Inné brings to AFRINIC a wealth of experience having worked for many
years at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
where she was latterly the Manager Regional Relations, Africa. Ms Inné
is well known in the African Internet community from her past 14 years
service first as representative of African private sector at DNSO,
consultant and staff at ICANN, and her continuous active
involvement with AFRINIC, AfTLD and AfNOG communities at different levels.

As Manager Regional Relations, Ms Inné served as ICANN's primary link to
the African regional community (Governments, Private Sector, Civil
Society, Academia, Media, Individual users, and Regional Internet
Registries, among other groups).

Prior to joining ICANN, Ms Inné was an entrepreneur and consultant in
the Information Communication Technology for development (ICT4D) sector.
She has also previously worked as a model, a translator/Interpreter, a
sales manager and a highly appreciated ICT4D consultant. She is a
founding member of the African Enterprise network.

She produced and publicised Learning by Doing at the Institute for
Communications and Development: Lessons emerging from the ICT Stories
Projects for the benefit of projects and the wider community. She was a
member of the Bureau of the African Group at World Summit on the
Information Society (WSIS) as a representative of the African Private
Sector and a Member of the Gender Coalition during WSIS and helped write
Creating Your Own National Gender Programme -- A Practical Guide.

Ms Inné is featured as ICT Expert in the International Labour
Organisation/International Organisation for Migration (ILO/IOM) book for
the AUC: African Women at the Service of the Union.

In 2010 Ms Inné was awarded both the Network Information &
Infrastructure (NI&I) Service Award for 2010 in recognition of her
contribution to improving and sustaining Africa's Internet environment
and the AFRINIC Leadership Award for her demonstrated immense commitment
and continued engagement with AFRINIC & African Network Operators' Group
(AfNOG) communities in the interest of Africa as a whole.

She holds a Master of Literature and an MBA in International

 "/As a member of the community who worked towards the establishment of
AFRINIC, I am very proud to join a team which has demonstrated that
little stands in the way of will and a job well done! It is a privilege
to continue serving our region and community as COO of AFRINIC/," says
Ms Inné on her appointment. 

We are very proud at AFRINIC to soon welcome her among us and I am
personally excited to be able work with her in achieving our mission and
objectives in Africa. Ms Inné will take up the appointment on 15 August

*Adiel Akplogan*

*AFRINIC Chief Executive Officer*

For more information, please visit: http://www.afrinic.net

Contact: press at afrinic.net <mailto:press at afrinic.net>


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