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Frans Gerbosch

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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.

He attened Don Bosco College Zwijnaarde of Belgium.[2] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, the European TLD the Dutch TLD

In January he 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.[3] 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.

December 2006 he joined the Registrar-Forum of the Belgian TLD

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.