The Board is elected by the General Assembly for a two-year term. The latest election took place online in March, 2023. The following officers were elected unanimously:
The Chair is the official representative of the association, and in this capacity is a voting member at the EURALO General Assembly.
Ricardo Holmquist was elected Chair of the Board in February 2023. Based in Spain, with over 35 years experience in the networking field, has been an active participant in the Internet and the ICANN policy making process since 2007. As President of the Venezuelan Chamber of IT Companies, and the Venezuelan Chapter of ISOC and later as a NomCom elected ALAC member. Member of the Board of EURALO (2019-2023). Chaired and co-Chaired the At-Large Operations, Finance and Budget Working Group.
Amali De Silva-Mitchell is a professional acountant (MSc London School of Economics & CPA, CMA Canada) with a background in economics (BSc(Hons)Warwick UK) and information technology IT (Imperial College UK). She was President of a non profit ISP, Director of a non profit privacy and data organization, both in Canada and is Founder and current Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies. She has been involved with internet policy pre-WSIS World Summit on the Information Society (20 plus years) and has been a high-level track facilitator at WSIS. She particilates at EuroDig. Amali has a working back ground in technology, manufacturing, social services, government, pulp and paper and natural resources sectors, with a specialism in market pricing. She has lived in Europe (UK and Switzerland), Asia and Canada.
Roberto Gaetano has been an active participant in the Internet and the ICANN policy making process since 1997. As a representative of ETSI (European Telecommunication Standards Institute), he played important roles in the formation of CORE (Council of Internet Registrars), the policy discussions around the U.S. Government’s White Paper (International Forum on the White Paper), and the formation of ICANN’s original Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO). He served as one of the first chairs of the DNSO General Assembly and has focused his efforts in recent years on bringing to life a constituency for individual users and registrants. Roberto has been the ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee) Liaison to the ICANN Board, then a NomCom-elected ICANN Board Director. In this capacity, he has served in several committees, and as Vice-Chair. He has served for 6 years in the PIR (Public Interest Registry) Board, including 2+ years as Chair.
Mouloud Khelif is based in Geneva, Switzerland, as an independent strategy, policy, and governance advisor/consultant with over twenty-five years international experience, spanning multiple industries across public, private and non-profit sectors.Mouloud has extensive experience as a lecturer and workshop leader facing diverse audiences of managers in public and private organizations across various industries and locations. He leads workshops on digital strategies for innovation hubs and knowledge economy ecosystems, and he mentors startup founders within accelerators. Mouloud is also an instructor for the Internet Society (Internet and Digital Governance courses) and a contributor to the Digital Watch Observatory, part of the Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative of the Swiss authorities, operated by DiploFoundation.His current interests range from the impact of disruptive technologies on management and the future of work, to linking AI policies to digital innovation and growth. Mouloud holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (M.Eng.) from Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC, Toulouse, France), a Master of Science from Institut National Polytechnique (Toulouse, France) as well as an MBA from HEC Montreal (Canada). He completed a Master of Advanced Studies (International Negotiation and Policymaking) at the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID, Switzerland) and obtained recently an online Advanced Diploma in Digital Governance from DiploFoundation. Mouloud is a 3-time ICANN Fellow and a member of the 2023-24 AI policy research group at the Washington DC Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP).
Fotjon Kosta has been active in Internet governance in IGF, EuroDIG, SEEDIG since 2015, contributing in sessions such as BPF cybersecurity & security, internet governance, human rights, as well as in other organizations such as Diplo, RIPE NCC. He was an active participant in ICANN-57, ICANN-58, ICANN-59 through the ICANN Fellowship programme. He is Albania’s IGF coordinator and initiator since 2017. His educational background is in Computer Science. Professional experience since 2007, working for the Albanian government: Ministry of Defense 2007-08, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Energy 2008-13, Ministry of Energy & Industry 2013-17 as Head of ICT, ICT Expert and Cybersecurity Expert. Since 2008, has worked mainly on national and regional strategies, projects and initiatives related to ICT development in Albania and its regions. Also has experience in business, having worked on ICT companies and ISPs. Currently working in Post & Telecommunications Programme Development Department, Ministry of Infrastructure & Energy.
Liubomir Nikiforov is a PhD researcher at VUB and part of the Brussels Privacy Hub, where is serves as an Executive Team Member. Holding a Master’s in European Law and Economics, Liubomir’s academic focus revolves around the intricate dynamics of data protection law, intellectual property, technology, economics and politics.
Outside academia, Liubomir has valuable professional experience in governmental settings and the private sector, contributing to administrative roles and legal consultancy. Actively engaged in legal academia, Liubomir has presented at prestigious conferences and has publications on legal and tech issues.