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- Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA)
- Author Profile
Markus Kummer is an independent consultant specializing in Internet governance and policy. He is Chairman of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) Executive Committee and a former a member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN). Markus is also Vice-Chair of the Internet Society’s Swiss Chapter and Senior Digital Policy Fellow of the Geneva Internet Platform.
Until September 2014 he was the Internet Society’s Senior Vice President. He joined the Internet Society in 2011, to assume the position of Vice-President in charge of public policy. Before, he worked for the United Nations, first as Executive Coordinator of the Working Group on Internet Governance and subsequently of the Secretariat supporting the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In this capacity he was responsible for preparing and organizing the first five annual IGF meetings between 2006 and 2010. In 2013, he was asked by the United Nations to chair the preparatory process for the annual IGF meeting held in Bali, Indonesia.
Markus joined the United Nations in 2004. Between 1979 and 2004 he served as a career diplomat in several functions in the Swiss Foreign Ministry . Between 1998 and 2002, he was seconded to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Markus is based in Geneva, Switzerland.