Bertrand de La Chapelle

_ Executive Director @bdelachapelle

Bertrand de La Chapelle is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Internet & Jurisdiction. He has been a determined promoter and implementer of multi-stakeholder governance processes for more than 15 years, building upon his diversified experience as a diplomat, civil society actor and tech entrepreneur. He was previously a Director on the ICANN Board (2010-2013), France's Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society (2006-2010) and an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (2002-2005), where he promoted dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments. Bertrand is a frequent speaker in major Internet governance processes such as the Internet Governance Forum. 

As an engineer, Bertrand was in the 1990s the Co-founder and President of the virtual reality company Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Bertrand de La Chapelle is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Sciences Po Paris (1983), and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1986).

Paul Fehlinger

_ Deputy Director @paulfehlinger

Paul Fehlinger is the Deputy Director and Co-founder of Internet & Jurisdiction. He is actively engaged in global Internet fora, including as a speaker at venues such as the UN Internet Governance Forum, OECD, the Council of Europe or the WTO. Paul was appointed as a member of the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as the Working Group on Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition. He was also a participant in the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Cross-border Flow of Internet Traffic and Internet Freedom and the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Internet Initiative.

Paul holds a Masters of International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, where he specialized in Internet politics and new modes of global governance. He was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung), a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University. His comments on the future of Internet Governance have been featured in The Economist, Fortune Magazine, Slate, NZZ, Die Zeit, and the Council on Foreign Relations, among others. 

Léa Richard

_ Project Officer @LeaRichardIJP

Léa Richard is an Internet & Jurisdiction Project Officer. She joined the global multistakeholder policy network from Yahoo! in 2015. There, she participated in the establishment of Yahoo!’s first European legal hub in Ireland, and contributed to the development and improvement of the Yahoo! Law Enforcement Response team’s policies and procedures on a global and local level. She started as an intern in the Legal Department of Yahoo! France, where she was involved in pre-litigation, contract management, and public policy issues surrounding online privacy and intermediary liability.

Léa holds a Master of Information and Communications Technology Law (Cum Laude) from the University Nanterre-Paris X. She also has a Master of Intellectual Property Law from the Jean Monnet-Paris XI University and a Master of International Business Law from the Sorbonne University. She speaks French and English.

Collin Kurre

_ Communications and Policy Officer @kurrecollin

Collin Kurre is the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy and Communications Officer. She joined the I&J Secretariat after starting as a Junior Officer. Previously, she served as the Public Policy Intern at CELE, the Center for Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she co-authored a report on surveillance and legal frameworks for privacy protection in Latin America.

Collin holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, where she specialized in multistakeholder Internet governance. She also holds a Master of International Development from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina as well as a BA in English Literature (Cum Laude). She was a US National Merit scholar and speaks English, Spanish, and French.