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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]].
 
'''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]].
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
In January 1995,he made his first steps on the Internet and get involved in one of the first Belgian ISP's, [[HookOn]]. He structured the organization and took care of the daily management.  
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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.  
  
n January 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 has been the CEO for 3,5 years. Meanwhile, in December 1998, [[XS4ALL]] became a subsidiary of the Dutch Telecom operator [[KPN]].
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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 function he accomplished until the moment he left [[XS4ALL]] in July 2000.
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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.
  
End 2000, he started offering his services as independent strategic consultant at different mayor Belgian and international Internet, Telecom investment companies. Beginning 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, that started as an initiative of the Belgian Minister of Telecommunications, with the main goal to foster Broadband applications development in Belgium. In September 2003 he was elected secretary.
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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]] that continued the housing & hosting project Rack66 as an independent company. [[EUSIP bvba]] is an official Registrar of RIPE, the Belgian TLD dns.be, the European TLD EURid.eu the Dutch TLD SIDN.nl.
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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]].
  
In January he co-founded [[NWX Projex LTD]] that offers website engineering and Internet based application development.
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Frans then co-founded [[NWX Projex LTD]] that offers website engineering and Internet based application development.
  
In February 2005 he joined the Belgian [[ISOC]] 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.
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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 he was asked to become a non-executive director of [[WiMax]] Europe located in Ireland.
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September, 2006, Mr. Gerbosch was asked to become a non-executive director of [[WiMax]] Europe, which is located in Ireland.
  
December 2006 he joined the Registrar-Forum of the Belgian [[TLD]] [[dns.be]].
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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.
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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 he was appointed Chair of the Election committee of [[ISOC-ECC]].
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April, 2007, Frans was appointed Chair of the Election committee of [[ISOC-ECC]].
  
May 2007 he co-founded [[Oxopia NV]]. And later he was one of the initiative takers of Belgian ICT Arbitration & Mediation ([[BICTAM]]) Organization that wants to offer arbitration and mediation services in ICT.
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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.
  
July he decided to join the board of [[Vadro NV]], a Belgian Videoproduction Company.
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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 [[OpenDocSociety.
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November, 2007, he was asked to join the Belgian chapter of the [[OpenDocSociety]].
  
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. He combines a solid technical IP knowledge with very good interpersonal skills.
 
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
 
He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.<ref>[http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/8590566813?pk=95fd073b626bf9aec5162499aa3339c6a60a186f Plaxo.com]</ref>
 
He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.<ref>[http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/8590566813?pk=95fd073b626bf9aec5162499aa3339c6a60a186f Plaxo.com]</ref>

Revision as of 17:45, 7 February 2011

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Frans Gerbosch is a member of the Advisory Committee with the Public Interest Registry[1], a managing partner at NWX Projex Ltd., the owner of EUSIP bvba, and also an independant Internet consultant with his firm, FraGerCo.

Background

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.[2] 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.

Education

He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.[3]

Career History

  • 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. [4]
  • 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. [6]
  • Managing Partner at NWX Projex Ltd., January 2004 - Present.

References