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'''Frans Gerbosch''' is a member of the Advisory Committee with the [[Public Interest Registry]]<ref>[http://be.linkedin.com/in/fransgerbosch Linkedin]</ref>, a managing partner at [[NWX Projex]] Ltd., the owner of [[EUSIP bvba]], and also an independant Internet consultant with his firm, [[FraGerCo]].
As a result of his different positions, he has a wide network of contacts within the European ISP market, but also within the Belgian Government.
Frans first became involved in the Internet in January, 1995, through one of the first Belgian [[ISP]]'s, [
[HookOn ]]. He structured the organization and took care of the daily management.
In 1997, he was one of the founders of the Belgian [
[XS4ALL Internet NV]], an [[ISP]] with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises. He worked as its CEO for 3.5 years. Meanwhile, in December 1998, [ [XS4ALL ]] became a subsidiary of the Dutch Telecom operator [ [KPN ]].
The Federation of Belgian ISP's [
[ISPA ]] asked him to join the board in 1999. In 2000, he was elected as Vice-President, a position he held until the moment he left [ [XS4ALL ]] in July.
By the end of 2000, he started offering his services as independent strategic consultant at different major Belgian and international Internet and telecom investment companies. Beginning in 2001, he supported [
[CBel ]] with the launch of the housing and co-location project Rack66. In 2002, he was co-founder of the Belgian Internet Broadband Applications Platform, which began as an initiative of the Belgian Ministry of Telecommunications, with the main goal to foster broadband development in Belgium. In September, 2003, he was elected secretary.
In 2003 he co-founded [
[EUSIP bvba ]], which continued the housing & hosting project Rack66 as an independent company. [ [EUSIP bvba ]] is an official Registrar of [ [RIPE ]], the Belgian [[ccTLD]] [ [.be ]], the European [[TLD]] [ [.eu ]], and the Dutch [[ccTLD]] [ [.nl ]].
Frans then co-founded [
[NWX Projex LTD ]] that offers website engineering and Internet based application development.
In February, 2005, he joined the [[ISOC]] -Belgian Chapter and became the vice-chair of the board. <ref>[http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profile/FransGerbosch Diplo Internet Governance Community]</ref> ISOC Belgium is since march 2007 an [[ALS]] and an official [[EURALO]] member. As a result of this engagement and experience he was asked as a member of the jury of the Belgian selection of the World Summit Award ([[ WSA]] ) of 2005 and also in 2007.
September, 2006, Mr. Gerbosch was asked to become a non- executive director of [[ WiMax]] Europe, which is located in Ireland.
December, 2006, Frans joined the [ [Registrar] ]-Forum of the Belgian [ [ccTLD] ] [[. be]].
March, 2007, he was elected as a member of the Advisory Board of [[PIR]], the [[Public Interest Registry], and reserve member of the [[. eu]] Council of Conduct.
April, 2007, Frans was appointed Chair of the Election committee of [ [ISOC-ECC]].
May, 2007, Frans co-founded [[Oxopia NV]]. And later he was one of the founders of Belgian ICT Arbitration & Mediation ([[ BICTAM]] ) Organization, which aims to offer arbitration and mediation services in ICT.
In July he decided to join the board of [ [Vadro NV]], a Belgian Videoproduction Company.
November, 2007 , he was asked to join the Belgian chapter of the [[ OpenDocSociety]].
He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.<ref>[http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/8590566813?pk=95fd073b626bf9aec5162499aa3339c6a60a186f Plaxo.com]</ref>
* CTO & COO
(& "Party Achitect") (Owner) at SALS Event- & Bookingoffice, January 1991-July 1995.
* Secretary of the Board & General Manager at [
[Hookon vzw ]], August 1995-February 1996. <ref>[http://www.domain.gr.com/about/comments-testimonials/frans-gerbosch-mac-public-interest-registry Domain.gr]</ref>
* Co-Founder and CEO at [
[XS4all Internet ]], January 1997 - July 2000. <ref>[http://www.xing.com/profile/Frans_Gerbosch Xing.com]</ref>
* Secretary of the
board at [ [BIBA Platform ]], December 2002- December 2006.
* Non-Executive Director at [[Wimax EU]] Ltd., September 2006- September2009.
* Independent Internet Consultant at [[FraGerCo]] (Self-employed), January 1997-Present.
* Managing Partner (Owner) at [
[EUSIP bvba ]], October 2003-Present. <ref>[http://www.viadeo.com/en/profile/frans.gerbosch Viadeo.com]</ref>
* Managing Partner at [
[NWX Projex ]] Ltd., January 2004 - Present.
* Member Advisory Committee at [
[PIR.org] at [ [Public Interest Registry]], April 2007-Present .