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'''Frans Gerbosch''' was a member of the Advisory Committee with the [http://www.pir.org Public Interest Registry]<ref>[http://be.linkedin.com/in/fransgerbosch Linkedin]</ref> for 7 years, a managing partner at [http://www.networx.be NWX Projex] Ltd., the owner of [http://www.eusip.com EUSIP bvba] (or [http://www.rack66.com Rack66]), founding partner of [http://smarttouch.be Smarttouch], a Belgian company specialized in POS (Point of Sales) systems, and also an independent Internet consultant with his firm, [[FraGerCo]].
'''Frans Gerbosch''' is As a member result of the Advisory Committee with the [[Public Interest Registry]]<ref>[http://be.linkedin.com/in/fransgerbosch Linkedin]</ref>his different positions, he has a managing partner at [[NWX Projex]] Ltd., wide network of contacts within the owner of [[EUSIP bvba]]European ISP market, and but also an independant Internet consultant with his firm, [[FraGerCo]]within the Belgian Government.
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.
==Background==
Frans first became involved in the Internet in January, 1995, through one of the first Belgian [[ISP]]'s, [[http://www.hookon.be HookOn]]. He structured the organization and took care of the daily management.
In 1997, he was one of the founders of the Belgian [[http://www.xs4all.be XS4ALL Internet NV], daughter of the Dutch [http://www.xs4all.nl XS4ALL Internet BV], an [[ISP]] with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises. He worked as its CEO for 3.5 years. Meanwhile, in December 1998, [[http://www.xs4all.nl XS4ALL]] became a subsidiary of the Dutch Telecom operator [[http://www.kpn.nl KPN]].
The Federation of Belgian ISP's [[http://www.ispa.be 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 [[http://www.xs4all.be 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 [[http://www.cbel.com 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[http://www.biba.be BIBA], 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 [[http://www.eusip.com EUSIP bvba]], which continued the housing & hosting project Rack66 as an independent company. [[http://www.eusip.com EUSIP bvba]] is an official Registrar of [[http://www.ripe.net RIPE]], the Belgian [[ccTLD]] [[http://www.dns.be .be]], the European [[TLD]] [[http://www.eurid.eu .eu]], and the Dutch [[ccTLD]] [[http://www.sidn.nl .nl]].
Frans then co-founded [[http://www.networx.be NWX Projex LTD]] that offers website engineering and Internet based application development.
In FebruarySeptember, 20052006, he joined the [[ISOC]] -Belgian Chapter and became the vice-chair of the boardMr.<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 Gerbosch was asked as to become a member of the jury non-executive director of the Belgian selection of the World Summit Award ([[WSAWiMax]]) of 2005 and also Europe, which is located in 2007Ireland.
SeptemberDecember, 2006, Mr. Gerbosch was asked to become a nonFrans joined the [[Registrar]]-executive director Forum of the Belgian [[WiMaxccTLD]] Europe, which is located in Ireland[http://www.dns.be .be].
DecemberMarch, 20062007, Frans joined he was elected as a member of the Advisory Board of [[Registrarhttp://www.pir.org PIR]]-Forum , the Public Interest Registry, and reserve member of the Belgian [[ccTLDhttp://www.eurid.eu .eu]] [[Council of Conduct.be]]He served the Advisory Board till 2015.
MarchMay, 2007, he was elected as a member of the Advisory Board of [[PIR]], the [[Public Interest Registry], and reserve member of the [Frans co-founded [http://www.oxopia.eu]com Oxopia NV] Council of Conduct.
April, In July 2007, Frans was appointed Chair of he decided to join the Election committee board of [[ISOC-ECC]http://www.vadro.be Vadro NV], a Belgian videoproduction company. He left this company 2009.
MayNovember, 2007, Frans co-founded [[Oxopia NV]]. And later he was one asked to join the Belgian chapter of the founders of Belgian ICT Arbitration & Mediation ([[BICTAMOpenDocSociety]]) Organization, which aims to offer arbitration and mediation services in ICT.
In July November 2014 he decided to join the board of founded with his friend Yves Stouten, [[Vadro NV]http://smarttouch.be/ Smarttouch], a that brings Point of Sales solutions to the Belgian Videoproduction Companymarket.
November==ISOC==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> [http://www.isoc.be ISOC] Belgium has been an [[ALS]] and an official [[EURALO]] member since 2007, . As a result of this engagement and experience he was asked to join be a member of the jury of the Belgian chapter selection of the World Summit Award ([[WSA]]) in 2005, and also in 2007. April, 2007, Frans was appointed Chair of the Election committee of [[OpenDocSocietyISOC ECC]].
==Education==
He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.<ref>[http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/8590566813?pk=95fd073b626bf9aec5162499aa3339c6a60a186f Plaxo.com]</ref>He studied Engineering at BME Highschool in Gent and the University of Ghent. He followed a Management course at the Vlerick Management School of Ghent. 
==Career History==
* CTO & COO (& ", Owner, and Party Achitect") (Owner) at Architect of SALS Event- & Bookingoffice, January 1991-July 1995.
* Secretary of the Board & General Manager at [[http://www.hokon.be 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 [[htpp://www.xs4all.be XS4all Internet]Belgium], January 1997 - July 2000. <ref>[http://www.xing.com/profile/Frans_Gerbosch Xing.com]</ref>
* Secretary of the board Board at [[http://www.biba.be 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 [[http://www.eusip.com EUSIP bvba]], October 2003-Present. <ref>[http://www.viadeo.com/en/profile/frans.gerbosch Viadeo.com]</ref>
* Managing Partner at [[http://www.networx.be NWX Projex]] Ltd.], January 2004 - Present.
* Member of the Advisory Committee at [[PIRhttp://www.pir.orgPIR] , April 2007- end 2015.* Managing Partner (Owner) at of [[Public Interest Registry]http://smarttouch.be/ Smarttouch], April 2007November 2014-Present.
==References==
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