Akinori Maemura is currently serving his second term as a member of the ICANN Board of Directors. He works as General Manager of the Internet Development Department at JPNIC, the not-for-profit Internet promotion body and National Internet Registry for Japan.
Maemura was elected to the Executive Council of APNIC in 2000, then elected as the Council's Chair in 2003. He was seated in the Chair position until February 2016, and served as APNIC's observer to the Executive Council of the NRO. For more than a decade, he was directly involved in the governance and strategy of the Internet Registry, representing the APNIC membership and broader community.
Maemura has been a regular participant in ICANN meetings since 2009 as a member of the ISPCP constituency of the GNSO. He was selected by the ASO to serve on the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in 2016, and again in 2019. His term will expire at the Annual General Meeting in 2022.