|Organization:||Gefona Digital Foundation|
Tomslin Samme-Nlar is a Cybersecurity researcher and executive with a keen interest in the political, military, diplomatic and higher-level management aspects of issues where cybersecurity, strategy and diplomacy interact in Africa. He currently works as a Senior Principal Consultant for Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories and also as the Director of Research at Gefona Digital Foundation (a local think tank in Cameroon). He is also a panel of experts member at the Security Institute of Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), a Faculty of Military Science research institute of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has had previous roles as a contractor for the Kenyan National Intelligence Service, other government agencies and telcos.
Tomslin is a current councilor in the GNSO Council, the current NCSG Policy Chair and co-chair of the first IANA Function Review Team at the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Tomslin has a master's in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy from UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. A Bachelor's degree in Technology Management and Computing from Portsmouth University, UK and other certificates including a certificate in International Law of Armed Conflict in Theory and Practice from Leiden University, a certificate in Diplomatic Theory and Practice from DiploFoundation and an associate degree in Business Administration.