Wolf-Ulrich Knoben is an engineer and has business experience of more than 30 years in the telecommunications sector. He is working as a consultant for DE-CIX, the world's largest Internet Exchange. 
Mr. Knoben is vice chair of ICANN's ISPCP constituency, and he was elected to represent the ISPCP on the GNSO Council from 2009 through the 2013 annual meeting. For two years he was appointed Vice Chair of the GNSO Council. He is also on the Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (SCI), the Policy & Implementation Working Group, the GNSO Review Working Party and the Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group. In June 2014 he was appointed as member of the Coordination Group on transition of NTIA's stewardship of the IANA functions.  Wolf-Ulrich Knoben is also a member of ISOC.