MAG 2021 Members

Below is the list of MAG members appointed by the UN Secretary-General for 2021, with affiliations, stakeholder groups and terms served, including the current one. The list is followed by links to the previous MAGs, from 2011 to 2020. The list also includes a reference to the profile of the MAG Chair re-appointed by the UN Secretary-General.

This list includes former IGF Host Country representatives as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations that contribute to the MAG's work. 


MAG Chair
  • Ms. Esterhuysen, Anriette ​(Civil Society, 2 terms)​
    South Africa -  Senior Advisor on Internet governance, policy advocacy and strategic planning, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) ​
Host Country Co-Chair
  • Mr. Afonso, Carlos Alberto (Civil Society, 3 terms)
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Executive Director, Nupef Institute
  • Ms. AlHashimi, Hana (Government, 3 terms)
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  - Acting Head of the International Organizations Section,United Arab Emirates Prime Minister’s ‎Office‎ 
  • Ms. Alzaki, Hazar (Private Sector, 1 term)
    United Arab Emirates - Head of Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Ms. Andriamampionona, Hariniombonana (Technical Community, 1 term)
    AntananarivoMadagascar - Airtel Madagascar, Transmission Planning Engineer
  • Ms. Astbrink, Gunela (Technical Community, 3 terms)
    Australia - Board Member, International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
  • Ms. Canales Loebel, Maria Paz (Civil Society, 3 terms)
    Santiago, Chile Representative, Civil Society Coordination Group
  • Mr. Castex, Lucien (Technical Community, 3 terms)
    Paris, France –  Research Associate, Teaching Fellow/ Secretary General, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3/ ISOC France
  • Ms. Chair, Chenai (Civil Society, 3 terms)
    Cape Town, South Africa/Zimbabwe3 - Communications Manager and Evaluations Advisor, Research ICT Africa
  • Ms. Chalmers, Susan (Government, 3 terms)
    Washington D.C., USA - Internet Policy Specialist, National Telecommunications and Information and Administration (NTIA), US Department of Commerce
  • Mr. Charlton, Paul (Government, 3 terms)
    Ottawa, Canada - Senior Policy Advisor, International Telecommunications and Internet Policy Directorate, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
  • Ms. Chen, Joyce (Technical Community, 2 terms)
    Singapore, Republic of Singapore - APNIC, Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement
  • Mr. Chharia, Rajesh (Technical Community, 3 terms)
    New Delhi, India – CEO, CJ Online Private Limited; APNIC Secretary Executive Committee;  President, Internet Service Providers Association (ISPAI)
  • Ms. Choudhury, Amrita ​(Civil Society, 2 terms)​
    New Delhi, India – Director of CCAOI, Internet Society India Delhi Chapter
  • Mr. Chukov, Roman (Government, 3 terms)
    Moscow, Russia - Research fellow, Federal State Budgetary Science Institute of Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Ms. Dofel, Sook-Jung (Private Sector, 2 terms)
    Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 
  • Ms. Edoh, Afi (Technical Community, 3 terms)
    Lome, Togo – Network and System Engineer/ Cofounder and CTO, E-hub and Afrotribune
  • Mr. Espinosa, Amado (Private Sector, 3 terms)
    Mexico - CEO, Medisist Inc.
  • Mr. Fantinati, Mattia ‎(Government, 2 terms)
    Rome, Italy - Member of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Italy
  • Ms. Harsianti, Juliana (Civil Society, 3 terms)
    Jakarta, Indonesia – Journalist and researcher, ISOC and Global Voices  
  • Mr. Hordyński, Ryszard (Private Sector, 1 term)
    Warsaw, Poland - Huawei Strategy & Public Affairs Director
  • Ms. Horejsova, Tereza (Civil Society, 1 term)​
    Prague, Czech Republic - Project Development Director, DiploFoundation
  • Mr. Ji, Zhaoyu (Government, 3 terms)
    China - Counsellor, Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and ‎other International Organizations
  • Mr. Karim, Attoumani Mohamed (Private Sector, 3 terms)
    Comoros - Manager, Telecom Comores SA
  • Mr. Khanal, Raj Ananda (Government, 3 terms)
    Kathmandu, Nepal – Senior Director, National Telecommunication Authority
  • Mr. Koubaa, Khaled (Private Sector, 2 terms)‎
    Tunis, Tunisia - Public Policy Manager, Facebook
  • Ms. Mukanova, Ayazhan (Government, 1 term)‎
    Kazakhstan - Director, International Cooperation Department
  • Mr. Ndoumba, Eric Armel (Government, 3 terms)
    Congo - Advisor, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy
  • Mr. Peake, Adam (Technical Community, 4 terms) 
    Amsterdam, Netherlands – ICANN, Civil Society Engagement‎
  • Ms. Peresson, Sophie (Private Sector, 1 term) 
    France – Director, International Chamber of Commerce 
  • Mr. Perez, Ricardo Andres (Government, 3 terms)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina – Director of Convergence and New Technologies, ICT Secretariat
  • Ms. Radsch, Courtney C., ‎​(Civil Society, 2 terms)​
    United States - UCLA Institute for Technology Law & Policy; Global Forum for Media Development
  • Ms. Roach, Carol (Government, 2 terms)
    Nassau, Bahamas - Acting Director, Department of Transformation and Digitization,  ‎Ministry of Finance Bahamas
  • Ms. Rontal, Mary Rose Ofianga (Private Sector, 3 terms)
    Davao City, Philippines – Founder and Director, Womenpowered Institute
  • Mr. Seturi, Ucha (Private Sector, 3 terms)
    Georgia - Executive Director, Small and Medium Telecom Operator's Association
  • Mr. Sheikh, Liban Abdulkadir (Government, 3 terms)
    Somalia - Head, National Communication Authority of Somalia, Licensing and Regulatory Department
  • Ms. Sikingo, Alaa (Government, 3 terms)
    Khartoum, Sudan - Network Security Engineer, Telecommunication and Post Regulatory Authority
  • Mr. Tao, Xiaofeng (Technical Community, 4 terms)
    Beijing, China - Member of the Consultative Committee on ICT for United Nations, China Association for Science and Technology; Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Ms. Tauchnitz, Evelyne ‎ ​(Civil Society, 2 terms)​
    Switzerland - Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, University of Oxford; ‎Institute for Social Ethics, University of Lucerne, Research Associate & Senior ‎Researcher
  • Mr. Tungali, Arsene (Civil Society, 3 terms)
    Lumbashi, DR Congo – Executive Director, Rudi International
  • Mr. Zambrana, Roberto (Technical Community, 3 terms)
    Bolivia – President, ISOC Chapter Bolivia

The following former IGF host countries are also invited to attend and contribute to MAG meetings:
  • Greece
  • Brazil - Designated Mr. Igor Resende (Deputy Head of the Information Society Division, on behalf of the  Communication Ministry of Brazil) as representative.
  • India - Designated Mr. Rahul Gosain (Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India) as representative.
  • Egypt - Designated Ms. Christine Arida (Director of Telecom Services and Planning Division, National Telecom Regulatory Authority) as representative.
  • Lithuania
  • Kenya - Designated Mr. Dennis  Chebitwey (Director of Public Communications, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya) as representative.
  • Azerbaijan - Designated Mr. Rashad Azizov (Head of the Department of Innovative Development of the Information Society and e-Governance at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan) as representative.
  • Indonesia - Designated: Mr. Semuel A. Pangerapan (Director General of Information and Communication Technology Application, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology); and Mr. Donny B. Utoyo (Coordinator of ICT Watch - Indonesia, assigned/designated by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology), as representatives.
  • Turkey - Designated Mr. Ihsan Durdu (Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications) as representative. 
  • Brazil - Designated Mr. Hartmut Glaser  (Executive Secretary at the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee) as representative.
  • Mexico  
  • Switzerland - Designated Mr. Thomas Schneider (Ambassador and Director of International Affairs, Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)) as representative.
  • France
  • Germany
Representatives of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and European Commission:

MAG Membership (2011-2020)


Annual Press Releases on MAG Renewal (2010-2020)