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

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

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

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

Carlos Abler

Consultant


United States of America

Adam Montandon

WSA Online Jury 2023

Curator & license holder TEDxOdense


Denmark

Carolina Rossi

Lead

WSA Chile


Chile

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