ICANN has selected the former CEO of AFRINIC (Africa’s Regional Internet Registry) Adiel Akplogan as its vice president for technical engagement, a newly created role expected to deepen the organization’s efforts to improve its international presence and participation.
Akplogan headed AFRINIC, from its creation in 2005.
His role as AFRINIC CEO ended at the end of last month, and he is expected to start work at ICANN on March 1st and will be based in Montreal, Canada.
Akplogan has been active within ICANN’s technical bodies. In his role as AFRINIC CEO, Akplogan was instrumental in the formation of the region’s technical bodies, such as the Africa Network Operators Group (AfNOG), the African ccTLD Organization (AfTLD), AfricaCERT and the Africa Internet Summit (AIS).