Members of the 2019 High-Level Advisory Group

Published on
December 4, 2018

A high-level Advisory Group has been formed to provide strategic advice to the I&J Secretariat ahead of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.


A group of 28 distinguished key actors of the internet governance ecosystem will advise the Secretariat in the context of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network (June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin). Reflecting the multistakeholder nature of the Policy Network, Members are representatives of states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations.

They advise the Secretariat on the conference agenda, the identification of relevant participants, and the structuring of the preparatory process. The unique track record and expertise of the Advisory Group Members will help ensuring that the proposals for concrete solutions and policy standards can be translated into policy coherence and joint action at the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

Complete biographies the Advisory Group members, as well as more information about the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, can be found on the website of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

2019 High-Level Advisory Group

Fiona Alexander

Associate Administrator, NTIA

Department of Commerce, USA

Pablo Bello

Executive Director

Inter-American Association of Telecommunications Companies (ASIET)

María Paz Canales

Executive Director

Derechos Digitales

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist


Moez Chakchouk

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information


Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC)

Anriette Esterhuysen

Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Advocacy and Strategy

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Katherine Getao

ICT Secretary

Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Kenya

Hartmut Glaser

Executive Secretary

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

Byron Holland

President and CEO

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

Jane Horvath

Senior Director of Global Privacy


Hector Huici

Secretary of Information and Communications Technologies

Ministry of Modernization, Argentina

Brian Huseman

Vice President, Public Policy


Pat Kane

Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services


David Kaye

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

United Nations

Jan Kleijssen

Director, Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate

Council of Europe

Casper Klynge

Tech Ambassador of Denmark

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

David McGovern

Associate Deputy Minister

Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada

Corynne McSherry

Legal Director

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Pearse O'Donohue

Director for Future Networks, Head of Unit for Cloud and Software

European Commission, DG Connect

Nii Quaynor


Ghana Dot Com Ltd

Gulshan Rai

National Cybersecurity Coordinator

Indian Prime Minister’s Office

Uri Rosenthal

Commissioner and Special Representative

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

Stefan Schnorr

Director General, Digital and Innovation Politics

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Eli Sugarman

Cyber Initiative

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Theresa Swinehart

Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives


Moctar Yedaly

Head of Information Society Division

African Union Commission

Mathieu Weill

Head of Digital Economy Department

France - Ministry of Economy and Finance

All Members of the Advisory Group, even if officially appointed by their entities to this role, serve in their individual capacity.