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[rpd] Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] AFRINIC Board Appoints a new CEO
dogwallah at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 14:45:29 UTC 2015
Congratulations to both apb and the AFRINIC Board !
On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Dear Members,
> I am pleased to inform you that the board has completed the process for
> the recruitment of the Chief Executive Officer of AFRINIC.
> Mr Alan Barrett will assume the role of CEO of AFRINIC with effect from
> 20th April 2015 for a term of 3 years in the first instance. He replaces
> Mr Adiel Akplogan, who served as the Pioneer CEO, until January 2015.
> Alan Barrett's involvement with the Internet began in 1989, when he was
> a lecturer in the Electronic Engineering department at the University of
> Natal, Durban, South Africa. During 1990 and 1991, he played a key part
> in the transformation of the South African universities network to the
> TCP/IP protocols and in its connection to the global Internet. He
> operated the primary name server for .ZA at that time.
> He was a co-founder of South Africa's first commercial Internet service
> provider, in 1993.
> In 1997, he was one of the four authors of the proposal to form AFRINIC,
> and he served on the AFRINIC Board from its inception until 2009. He
> has been a member of the ASO Address Council since 2005. He is
> currently a member of the CRISP Team, which drafted the number resource
> community's response to the ICG's request for proposals. He is also a
> member of the ICG, which is preparing a proposal for the transition of
> the IANA functions away from oversight by the US government's NTIA.
> He was also one of the founding members of the South African chapter of
> the Internet Society, and one of the founding members of Namespace ZA,
> an organisation that was intended to oversee the .ZA ccTLD before that
> role was taken over by legislation.
> Join me in congratulating Alan, and wishing him the best in his new
> Yours Sincerely,
> Sunday Folayan
> Chair, AFRINIC Board
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