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

Mouhamet Diop Next mouhamet at
Fri Mar 27 16:10:25 UTC 2015

Congratulations alan.

It s a strong message of continuity and recognition.

Mouhamet diop

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> Le 27 mars 2015 à 15:13, Nii Narku Quaynor <quaynor at> a écrit :
> Congratulations Alan! 
> We wish you great success. 
> Thanks to the Board for concluding the search process
> Regards
> Nii
>> On Mar 27, 2015, at 14:35, 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
>> position.
>> Yours Sincerely,
>> Sunday Folayan
>> Chair, AFRINIC Board
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