Khaled Koubaa

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Khaled Koubaa Khaled is the Founder and President of the Arab World Internet Institute.[1] He is currently an ICANN Board of Directors member elected by the ICANN NomCom for a three years term 2016-2019[2].

Previously, Khaled worked as Head of Government Relations and Public Policy MENA at Google.[3]

Khaled has a technical, management and policy experience in Internet with more than 10 years international experience. Public-speaking experience and familiarity with Internet technologies and the policy and political environments that surround them. Advise on strategic issues involving the intersection of business, technology, and public policy in the Internet, domain names, IP Address, e-commerce, and Telecommunication.

As an independent consultant he worked for the non-profit and government sectors in the Middle East Africa region, promoting best practice in the use of information technology and providing strategic advice regarding how to choose and use Internet and Social Media.

Khaled founded the Internet Society Tunisia chapter in 2006 and served as its President. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society[4] and regularly attends Internet-related events (ICANN, IETF, IGF, etc.). He was elected to represent the African region in the ICANN Nomination Committee[5], and also serves on the Board of Directors of AfriNIC[6], representing the North African region. Khaled participated in Internet Governance Forums in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Khaled earned his Bachelor's degree in Management from the High School of Commerce in Tunisia and a Masters Degree in Electronic Commerce from the High School of Electronic Commerce. He has also completed short courses at the MIT on Radical Innovation and at USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism on Internet and Public Diplomacy.[7]

Current involvements

A full list of Khaled past and current involvements available at his web site[8]