Ariane Nakpokou

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Organization: REPAF- Réseau des entrepreneurs et professionnels africains – African Business Network, HEC Montréal
Affiliation: NextGen@ICANN
Region: North America
Country: Canada
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   Ariane Nakpokou

Ariane Nakpokou is a Beninese living in Canada and has completed in May 2019 a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.A.), specializing in accounting at HEC Montréal. She is keen to build an expertise in the e-security risk management.

Career History

Since October 2018, she served as time lead during the sessions of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL Montreal), a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, where she, first, learned from ICANN. The exchanges sparked her interests in the challenges of Internet governance in the face of the exploits of artificial intelligence.

She is currently Project Lead at REPAF- Réseau des entrepreneurs et professionnels africains – African Business Network.

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

The first participation of Ariane Nakpokou at ICANN and Internet Governance was ICANN66 as member of NextGen Program.


  • HEC Montréal, Canada (May 2019) Bachelor of Business Administration with a Preparatory year Professional Accounting Citations of Excellence
  • Cours Secondaire Saint Augustin de Cotonou, Benin (Aug 2013) Baccalaureate, Biology & Maths Graduated with honors Equivalent to A level to a high school diploma.



  • Parcours des 100 jours - Centre d’Action Bénévole de Montréal (Dec 2018) Chosen for this program to join the Board of directors of a non-profit organization
  • International Campus Singapore/Malaysia - Asia (Jun 2017) Shortlisted for this Study Tour, whose objective is to analyse the economic dynamics between these neighboring countries and the world
  • Excellence scholarship of Republic of Benin (Aug 2014 to Dec 2018) Best ranking in Benin for all series at the Baccalaureate 2013
  • HEC Montréal Admission scholarship (Aug 2014 to Dec 2018)