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[rpd] RE: [AfrICANN-discuss] AFRINIC Board Appoints a new CEO

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at
Fri Mar 27 15:45:01 UTC 2015

Congrats Alan!!


From: Kivuva at
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:35:53 +0300
To: aminou20022001 at; africann at
Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] AFRINIC Board Appoints a new CEO
CC: members-discuss at; rpd at

A great choice for the community.
Congratulations Alan.
Great job AFRINIC board, and the Selection Committee.
AFRINIC, to Greater Heights.
Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson

On 27 March 2015 at 17:47, Aminou Ndala TITA <aminou20022001 at> wrote:
A big clap to the BOD and Congrats Alan. 

Please Photos of Him will be welcome.

     On Friday, March 27, 2015 3:38 PM, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at> 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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