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

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Wed Feb 4 18:00:29 UTC 2015

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!


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kindly excuse brevity and typos.
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From: "ICANN News Alert" <communications at>
Date: 4 Feb 2015 18:30
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Adiel Akplogan to Join ICANN as VP of
Technical Engagement
To: <seun.ojedeji at>

  [image: ICANN] <> News Alert
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.

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