Justine Chew

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Affiliation: ALAC
Stakeholder Group(s): End User
Region: Asia
Country: Malaysia
Email: Justine.Chew@gmail.com

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Justine Chew Bee Ling is presently practising law in her native city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She also pursues specific interests in the Internet, global domain name management policies, social media and digital activism.

Justine is a member of the Malaysian Bar, the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), Badan Warisan Malaysia, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), as well as an Asia-Pacific individual member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She has served on several ICANN policy working groups since 2012 and continues to do so.

Fascinated with the uses and potential of technology, Justine indulges in lots of reading and tinkering with all sorts of software, applications and gadgets. She is currently making nascent in-roads into the field of data analytics, tinkering with Python, R in her immersion into Data Science & related interests in AI & ML.

Justine loves to travel and considers it a rich source of gaining equally fascinating life experiences.

Career History

Prior to legal practice, she was with the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) - the world's first multi-stakeholder network in the area of ICT for development. She joined GKP in 2006, and went on to head various portfolios for the Network, including Membership & Partnership, Communication & Technology, and Programmes. She became its Deputy Executive Director from Feb 2008 to Oct 2008 and Acting Executive Director from Nov 2008 to Jun 2009, holding management oversight for the Network's Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur.

Justine started her career in 1997 as an analyst in one of Malaysia's government-linked corporations (GLC). She then worked for several IT companies, designing web solutions for a range of enterprise functions. Prior to joining GKP, she was as a business cum technology consultant and an ICT entrepreneur in Malaysia. In 2004-2005, Justine managed Malaysia's 'Smart Taxipreneur'​, a USD1.7mil Bridging the Digital Divide multi-sector partnership pilot project.

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

  • ALAC Member
  • At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG) (since 2018)
  • At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG) (since 2018)
  • GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Work (Tracks 1-4) (since 2016)
  • GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Work Track 5 - Geographic Names at the Top Level (since 2016)
  • GNSO All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPM) PDP Working Group (since 2016)
  • Member - SSAC Names Collision Analysis Project Discussion Group (NCAP DG) (since 2019)
  • Observer - Independent Review Process Implementation Oversight Team (IRP-IOT) (since 2020)


Monash University, Faculty of Business & Economics and Faculty of Law

Degree NameB.Ec./LL.B

Field Of StudyEconomics, Law

Dates attended or expected graduation1989 – 1993

Activities and Societies: Member, Monash University Union Board; Monash University Delegate to the National Students' Union Conferences; Monash University delegate to NLC Conferences

International Students Representative Member, Monash University Union Board

Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology

Degree NameM.Bus.Sys.

Field Of StudyBusiness Systems

Dates attended or expected graduation1994 – 1996

Activities and Societies: Vice President, Monash Postgraduate Association; Member, Monash University Council; Member, Monash University Education Board; Convenor, National Liaison Committee for International Students in Australia (NLC) Victoria Branch; Monash University delegate to NLC Conferences


CANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Badan Warisan Malaysia 

The Malaysian Bar International 

Knowledge Management Institute 

Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)


Bahasa Malaysia 




The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council Award of Excellence 

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council Award of Commendation