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APTLD Board for 2003
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21 February 2003

Chair: Ramesh Kumar Nadarajah / .my

Organisation:

affiliation: MIMOS Berhad

Business title:

Advisor

Country of residence:

Malaysia

Address:

MIMOS Berhad, Technology Park Malaysia 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel:

+60 3 8996 5000

Fax:

+60 3 8996 0255

Brief Biography:

Trained and practised as a lawyer. Joined MIMOS Berhad in 1997 to research and develop policy in relation to Information and Communications Technology. Currently manages Strategic Operations for the National IT Council Malaysia and advises MYNIC on policy matters.

Has been actively involved in developing national policies in relation to e-commerce, security and Internet governance. First became involved with the ICANN process as the Malaysian representative to the ICANN Government Advisory Council in 1999. Subsequently acted as advisor to the Malaysian government representative. Currently on the Board of APTLD as Chair.

Senior Vice Chair: Peter Dengate Thrush / .nz

Organisation affiliation:

InternetNZ

Business title:

Chair, International Affairs Committee

Country of residence:

New Zealand

Brief Biography:

Peter is a former chair of InternetNZ, and is chairman of its International Affairs Committee. He is a current board member of APTLD (since June 2000) and its Senior Vice Chair. He has been active in developing a role for the cctlds in relation to ICANN, serving as the APTLD member of the cctlds international Administrative Committee.

Vice Chair for Membership: Yumi Ohashi / .jp

Affiliation:

Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd.

Business title:

Deputy General Manager, Business Development Department

Country of residence:

Japan

Address:

Fuundo Bldg. 3F, 1-2 Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0052 Japan

Tel:

+81-3-5297-2571

Fax:

+81-3-5297-2572

Brief biography:

Deputy General Manager, Business Development Department, JPRS (Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd). Received MA for Foreign Studies from Sophia University Graduate School, Tokyo, in 1997. Currently Board member of APTLD.

Yumi Ohashi had been liaison in the international affairs field in JPNIC since 1997. Since after she moved to JPRS in 2001, she has taken advantage of the experience in JPNIC and served in developing the management framework of the .jp top-level domain among JPRS, JPNIC, ICANN, and the Government of Japan, which resulted in execution of the Sponsorship Agreement between JPRS and ICANN. In addition to the international liaison, she has been actively involved in policy making of registration services of .JP domain names.

Vice Chair for Treasure: Chan-ki Park / .kr

Organisation affiliation:

KRNIC

Business title:

Director of Internet Resource Department

Country of residence:

Korea

Address:

11F KTF B/D, 1321-11 Seocho2-dong Seocho-gu, Seoul ,Korea 137-857
Tel: +82-2-2186-4504

Brief Biography:

  • George Mason University, Computer Science BA
  • KRNIC (1999 – present)
  • .KR Technical Contact

Board Members:

Chris Disspain / .au

Organizational/ccTLD:

.au

Job Title:

Chief Executive Officer

Country of residence:

Australia

Address:

107 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia

Tel:

+61-3-9349-4711

Fax:

+61-3-9349-5711

Brief Biography:

Chris, was for 18 years a corporate lawyer in the U.K. and Australia, and has experience in all aspects of corporate law including public and private companies, international trading and negotiation, take over mergers and acquisitions compliance and capital raising.

For over ten years he has held executive management positions and directorships in private and public companies in the U.K. and Australia. These companies have included those involved in mining, e-commerce and the Internet.

He was appointed CEO of auDA in October 2000. auDA is the self regulatory body governing the .au domain space. On 1st July 2002 auDA introduced new domain name policy and competition in the supply of domain names in Australia.

He is currently a Board member of the apTLD and a member of the ICANN ccNSO Assistance Group.

Hualin Qian / .cn

Organization:

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)

Title:

Chief Engineer, Professor, and Researcher

Country of Residence:

China

Address:

4, South 4th Street, Zhongguancun, Beijing 100081, China

Tel:

+86-10-62533515

Brief biography:

Mr. Qian has over 30 years experience in the computing industry and has been responsible for many important Internet-related technical projects in China. He has made important contribution in bringing the Internet to China since1989 and finished the first Internet full function connection for China in 1994. In the same year, he completed the construction and operation of Top Level Domain of China.

He was the first person who applied class B IP address for the first large Internet project NCFC in China. In 1986, he was responsible for designing and manufacturing the earliest PC-FAX system (Data/Fax/Voice hardware and software system) for China. In 1984, he developed the first X.25 network in China.

Mr. Qian has been involved in Internet coordination activities for many years, especially in Asia-Pacific region. He used to be the chair of APTLD and has been served as one of the APNIC EC members since 2000.

In Chinese Internet community, he is deputy director of CNNIC Steering Committee, chair of CDNC, and deputy director to the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Previously he served as the head of the networking division at the Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, which was deemed as the cradle of computing technology of China. He was a visiting scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States and now is a distinguished professor and serving as a guest professor at People’s University of China. He is a doctorial supervisor and published over 60 papers and books.

Richard St. Clair / .nu

Organisation affiliation:

Internet Users Society – Niue (IUS-N)

Business title:

Co-Founder and Technical Manager

Country of residence:

Niue, the South Pacific

Address:

PO Box 91, Alofi, Niue, The South Pacific

Voice:

+68 3 4018

Brief biography:

Mr. Richard St. Clair of Niue is a co-founder of and the current Chairman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC). Richard is also a co-founder of the Internet Users Society – Niue, the organization responsible for the .NU ccTLD.

Richard represented the 150 Pacific Island members of PICISOC at the recent WSIS PrepCon meeting in Tokyo, and at the request of the meeting organizers he presented a paper on the state of IT in Pacific Island communities.

He brought the Internet to Niue in 1997 and now serves as operations chief and technical manager for IUS-N’s free Internet services in Niue, and is working to help other Pacific Islands launch or improve their Internet services as part of his role in PICISOC. Richard has represented IUS-N at several ICANN, APTLD, INET and MINC meetings over the past several years.

Vincent WS Chen / .tw

Organization:

Taiwan Network Information Center

Business title:

Executive Director

Country of residence:

Taiwan

Address:

4F-2, No. 9, Roosevelt Road, Section 2, Taipei 100, Taiwan

Tel:

+886-2-23411313

Fax:

+886-2-23968832

Brief biography:

Current position:

  • Executive Director and Board Member of TWNIC.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (NKFUST)
  • Board member of APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Forum)
  • Member of the TWNIC International Affairs Committee

Education:

  • Bachelor of Industrial Management, National Cheng Kung University
  • MBA, National Chiao-Tung University
  • Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Information Management Division, National Taiwan University

Experience:

  • Information Manager, Computer Center, and Ministry of Education
  • Chief Division leader, Computer Center, Ministry of Education
  • Senior Manager, Computer Center, Ministry of Education
  • Deputy Director, Computer Center, Ministry of Education
  • Secretary General, NKFUST
  • Director of Library, NKFUST
  • Director, Computer Center, NKFUST
  • Associate Professor, Department of Information Management, NKFUST
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Information Communications, Shih Hsin University
  • The main advocate of Taiwan BITnet and TANet

Awards:

  • Outstanding Information Person Award of the R.O.C.
  • National Distinguished Teacher Award
  • TANet Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Main advocate of the Outstanding Application System of the Information Month Award (The integrative system of academic information service in our country)

Previous positions:

  • Member of the Technology Task Forces and TANet Management Committee
  • Member of the advisory committees of various universities including the preparatory office of National Kaohsiung University
  • Convener of the Inter-College Library Automation Task Forces, Ministry of Education
  • Member of the Automation and Network Formation in University Library System Committee, Ministry of Education
  • Member of University Committee of the Library Science Association of China