Growth of the I&J Secretariat

Published on
September 30, 2019

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the arrival of four new distinguished team members to ramp up capacities of the Secretariat in order to serve the community and implement the Berlin Roadmap.

  • Frane Maroevic, Director, Content & Jurisdiction Program (Previously with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE)
  • Han Soal Park, Director, Data & Jurisdiction Program (Previously with the United Nations Security Council’s CTED)
  • Elizabeth Behsudi, Director, Domains & Jurisdiction Program (Previously with the Public Interest Registry .org)
  • Sophie Tomlinson, Manager, Communications and Outreach (Previously with the International Chamber of Commerce)

As of September 2019, the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network consists thus of nine members from nine countries. Reflecting the multistakeholder nature of the organization, they recombine experiences from international careers in different sectors spanning governments,  private companies, international organizations, and NGOs.

Meet all nine members of the Secretariat here.

Bertrand de La Chapelle is the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. He has been a determined promoter and pioneering implementer of multi-stakeholder governance processes for more than 15 years, building upon his diversified experience as a career 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 is the Deputy Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. His comments on the future of the internet and the digital economy have been featured, among others, in The Economist, New York Times, Fortune, Politico, Euronews, Slate, Die Zeit, or by the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a regular speaker at international fora, including in the past at the United Nations, OECD, European Commission, Council of Europe, the G7 process, or the WTO. 

Paul was appointed as a member of the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as of the Working Group on Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition. He was also a participant in the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Cross-border Flow of Internet Traffic and Internet Freedom, and the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Internet Initiative.

He holds a Masters of International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung). He was also a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University. He speaks English, German and French.

Martin Hullin is the Head of Operations and Partnership Manager of the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. He is a multistakeholder governance expert with an entrepreneurial background, specialized in building public-private partnerships and facilitating knowledge transfer between governments, the private sector, international organizations, and academia. Before joining the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Martin was in charge of the formalization of a leading global renewable energy policy network and worked as a Consultant for the United Nations Environment Program and GIZ. He has also served as an international focal point for cross-sectorial collaboration between numerous governments and international organizations. Next to being a public speaker (OECD, COP20, COP21, UNECE), he also led the production of several major policy publications.

Martin holds a Masters of International Relations from Freie Universität Berlin and a double degree in International Business Administration. He has worked in Washington D.C., Shanghai, and Berlin, where he was the CEO of an award-winning knowledge management startup. He speaks English, German, Polish, and French.

Frane Maroevic is the Director of the Content & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in international relations, media and governance. Most recently, he worked on freedom of expression and media freedom as the Director for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Representative on Freedom of the Media (2015-2019), where he participated in key internet governance processes. Frane joined the OSCE in 2010 as its Deputy Spokesperson, and in 2013 took on the role of a Senior Advisor to the Media Freedom Representative.

From 1999 to 2007 he worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Spokesperson for the European Commission and then as the Director of Communications for the High Representative/EU Special Representative (2007-2010). Frane started his career in journalism at the BBC World Service in London (1992-1999). 

Han Soal Park is the Director of the Data & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. She previously worked as a jurist at the United Nations from 2011 to 2019.

From 2017 to 2019, she was a legal officer for ICT-related topics at the United Nations Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), focusing on the preservation and use of digital data and evidence for cross-border investigations, in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2322 (2016). She also promoted the public-private sector partnership in a whole-of-society approach within the project “Tech Against Terrorism”, which was recognized by the Council’s resolutions in 2017, and participated in her role in relevant international internet governance processes.

Before joining UN CTED, she worked as a protection/legal officer for the implementation of international legal standards in domestic legislation, public policy and administration at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Program (UNHCR). Her thematic focus included trans-border legal issues such as asylum, human/drug trafficking, nationality and statelessness. 

She holds a Master of Laws from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea, and a Master of Arts on the international law and the settlement of disputes from the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration specialized in international law and economics. She speaks Korean and English.

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Behsudi is the Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. She has over 20 years of combined experience as a lawyer, at firms and in-house, representing clients in a wide array of commercial disputes in both the United States and in international cross-border cases. Prior to joining the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Liz was the Vice President and General Counsel of Public Interest Registry (2012-2019), the manager of .org. In that role, she actively participated in major international internet governance processes, including ICANN. She managed the company’s anti-abuse program, aimed at detecting and remediating technical abuse (e.g. phishing, pharming, malware, botnets) in the Domain Name System, as well as compliance with court-ordered “take downs” of domain names and requests to disable domain names based on objectionable content. In her previous capacity, she also served as a Member of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program, and an active contributor to the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Rollins College and earned her Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served as a Russian Linguist (1979-1983).

Ajith Francis is the Policy Programs Manager of the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. In his role, he manages the policy development work of stakeholders in the three thematic Programs of the organization.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ajith was a Consultant at the Government of India Planning Commission’s ‘India Backbone Implementation Network’. Working for this intra-governmental startup, he coordinated stakeholder groups to help reform the process of developing and implementing India’s policy plans. Ajith was also a Digital Marketing Account Planner at Google Inc. and gained experiences at UN Environment.

He graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master’s in Public Policy specialising in Economics and Technology Policy, was a visiting student at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and holds a Bachelor in Commerce from Bangalore University. He speaks English, Hindi and intermediate French.


Sophie Tomlinson is the Communications and Outreach Manager of the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network. She is an experienced policy professional with a background in technology policy, international trade and development.

Sophie previously worked as Deputy Director, Global Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where she led work on sustainable development, digital transformation and stakeholder engagement. Since joining ICC in 2014, Sophie delivered roles across ICT, digital media, taxation and trade facilitation portfolios. Managing ICC’s digital economy policy work between 2015-2018, Sophie developed policy and communication strategies to advance global business perspective on issues from Internet and telecoms, to privacy and data protection as well as cybersecurity, emerging technology and digital trade. 

Prior to joining ICC Sophie worked in Westminster at the Airport Operators Association to deliver a report on how airports manage their impact on the environment. Sophie holds a Master of Social Science in International Public Policy, University College London, United Kingdom and studied English Literature to earn her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex.


Hedvig Lundström is the Events and Communications Officer of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. She is specialized in media governance and has previously worked at the UNESCO Headquarters Section for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, as well as at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), where she was a Project Assistant in the Media Freedom Division. She has also worked in the field of corporate philanthropy and partnerships in the private sector.

As Events and Communications Officer within the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Hedvig’s role is to assist with the organization of meetings and events, and to provide administrative and communications support.

Hedvig holds a Master's Degree in Political Theory from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Uppsala University in Sweden. She speaks English, French and Swedish.