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WSA BOARD

The WSA Board of Directors consists of high level international ICT experts under the lead of WSA founder and chairperson Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck. Responsible for the strategic and contextual execution of the WSA, the WSA Board aims to keep the WSA up to date with new developments and meets in regular intervals.

 

The WSA board members serve to promote WSA, provide their repute, network and insights to the mission of WSA, and advise the WSA Chairperson on principle matters and key relationships such as UN organizations, governments, public agencies and private companies.

Chairperson of the Board

Peter A. Bruck

WSA Chairperson

World Summit Awards

Austria

WSA Board of Directors

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4T Global

Australia

Thomas Stelzer

Dean & Executive Secretary, IACA and Former UN Assistant Secretary General

IACA - International Anti-Corruption Academy

Austria

Tanja Wehsely

CEO

Volkshilfe Wien

Austria

Ubaydli Ubaydli

Chairman

Bahrain Technology Companies Society & Arab ICT Union

Bahrain

Rodrigo Assumpção

Social Protection Management Information Systems Expert

International Labour Organization

Brazil

Tore Haugland

CEO

Ouvi

Brazil

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Catherine Warren

President

FanTrust

Canada

Carolina Rossi

Senior Partner

Moon Advisors

Chile

Witman Hung

Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong

Shenzhen Qianhai Authority

China

Irene Polycarpou

Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education, Head of the School of Sciences

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Cyprus

Adam Montandon

WSA Online Jury 2023

Curator & license holder TEDxOdense

Denmark

Jan Schwaab

Head Digital Transformation in Africa

GIZ

Germany

Moses Acquah

Founder

Afrolynk

Ghana

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

ICT4Development

Ghana

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

CEO

Bubu.com

Indonesia

Manar Al Hashash

CEO

DotDesign

Kuwait

IEVA ŽILIONIENĖ

Consulting Lead

NRD Companies

Lithuania

Rudy Laddaga Lopez

Chief Content Officer

Citizens Company

Mexico

Zouheir Lakhdissi

CEO and Co-founder

Dial Technologies

Morocco

Paul Hughes

Director

Paul Hughes Live

Netherlands

Mahsa McCauley

Director

Auckland University of Technology & She Sharp

New Zealand

Harry Tomi Davies (TD)

President

The African Business Angel Network (ABAN)

Nigeria

Yemi Keri

Founder

Heckerbella

Nigeria

Marta A. Tomovska

Advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia

Office of the Prime Minister

North Macedonia

Agha Hamza

Country Head and Ambassador

Hello Tomorrow Pakistan Hub

Pakistan

Sandra Fazenda Almeida

Executive Director

APDC – Digital Business Community

Portugal

Miguel Pinto Luz

Deputy Mayor

Cascais

Portugal

Chitranganie Mubarak

Consultant on Digitization for Social Good and Joint Coordinator for Women’s Research

CENWOR

Sri Lanka

Carlos Abler

Consultant

USA

Madelynn Martiniere

Managing Partner

Armillaria

USA

Ralph Simon

CEO & Founder; Chairman Emeritus & Founder

Mobilium International; Mobile Entertainment Forum-Americas

United Kingdom

Jon Mark Walls

Consultant

United Nations

United States of America

WSA Special Ambassadors

Alexander Felsenberg

Head of Innovation, Development and CSR

Circet Deutschland GmbH

Germany

Madanmohan Rao

SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT | Chief Researcher

Mobile Monday

India

Maja Makanjee

SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR TELCO RELATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES/AFRICA | Chief Officer Corporate Affairs |

Vodacom Group Unlimited

South Africa

Emeritus Board Members

Christian Rupp

Chief Digital Officer

PROSOZ Herten GmbH

Austria

H. E. Ali Mammad oglu Abbasov

Minister of Communication and Information Technologies

Azerbaijan

Paul Hoffert

WSA Director Emeritus for Development of WSA in North America Region Chair, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund Global CEO, Noank Media Inc.

Canada

Elizabeth Quat

Legislative Council Member | Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Founder | Internet Professional Association (iProA)

Legislative Council Member SAR Hong Kong

China

Effat El Shooky

Director of Online Distance Learning Program, Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa -CCCPA- Cairo

Egypt

Ahmed Yahia Darwish

Head of ICT Industry Capacity Building Sector

Information Technology Industry Development Agency- ITIDA

Egypt

Jakob Detering

Managing Director

Social Impact Hub Vienna

Germany

Martin Wimmer

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Head of the Directorate “Transformation of the Economy”

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Germany

Omri Boral

Co-Founder & CEO

Tech for Good

Israel

Matteo Landi

Co-founder

MyChef.at

Italy

Alfredo Ronchi

General Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Latif Ladid

President

IPv6 Forum

Luxembourg

H.E. Adama Samassekou

President of the African Academy of Languages President of WSIS Preparatory Committee for Geneva Phase

African Academy of Languages

Mali

Ramon Garza

President/CEO

Indigo Brainmedia

Mexico

Jak Boumans

Managing Director

Electronic Media Reporting

Netherlands

Mario Franco

Founder & Chairman

Millennium@EDU

Portugal

Anya Sverdlov

Senior Vice President

Wunderman Health

Russian Federation

Paula Ingabire

Minister of ICT and Innovation

Rwanda

Rwanda

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa.

UN AIDS

South Africa

Reshan Dewapura

CEO

Consultant

Sri Lanka

Saeed Mohammed Al Mansoori

Executive Director of Shared Government Services

ADSIC

United Arab Emirates

Marcus East

Founder & President

VentureForge

United Kingdom

Vinton G. Cerf

Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist

Google Inc.

United States of America

Christine Maxwell

WSA Director Emeritus for Relationship with ISOC Senior Partner, Institute of Scientific Simulation & Trustee Emeritus, Internet Society

United States of America

Lynn St. Amour

President/CEO

Internet Society (ISOC)

United States of America

Janine Warner

Co-founder and executive director

SembraMedia

United States of America