Howard Benn

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Organization: Samsung
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom

Howard Benn is the VP of Communications Research at Samsung's R&D Institute and is active in the technical side of Internet Governance.

Career History

Benn began his career in the telecommunications sector in 1982. He went into radio-based communications in 1989 and started participating on ETSI GSM standards committees in 1993. He helped create 3GPP and chaired 3GPP RAN 4 from 1998 to 2007. Before becoming the VP of Communications Research, he was the Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs for Samsung.[1]

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

He is a member of the Technical Experts Group and a TLG representative to the ICANN Board. He has been a board member of ETSI since 2008 and was a member of the NomCom in 2013.[2]


He has a PhD from Bradford University.