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Voting Period

Start Date: 30 Aug 2021
End Date: 3 Sep 2021 (23:59 UTC)

Re-election for MSG Chair
Start Date: 13 Sep 2021
End Date: 17 Sep 2021 (23:59 UTC)

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Candidates Listing

CHAIR POSITION (2021-2023)

Name: Ms. Gayatri KHANDHADAIbio India

Title: Asia Policy Regional Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Name: Ms. Anju MANGALbio Fiji

Title: Asia Pacific Regional Director/Coordinator, The World Wide Web Foundation (WWW)
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society


Name: Mr. Waqas HASSANbio Pakistan

Title: Assistant Director (International Liaison & Training), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Stakeholder Group: Government

Name: Mr. Shreedeep RAYAMAJHIbio Nepal

Title: ICT4D consultant, Rayznews
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Elections Committee for 2021

  1. Mr. Ananda Gautam, Nepal (Civil Society)
  2. Ms. Maureen Hilyard, Pacific (Civil Society)
  3. Ms. YingChu Chen, Taiwan (Academia)

Eligible Voting Members for 2021

(Please refer to the Election Procedure for the criteria)

Name Organisation Stakeholder Group
Klée Aiken International Journal of Digital Peace and Security Academia
Babu Ram Aryal Internet Governance Institute Civil Society
Gunela Astbrink ISOC Accessibility Special Interest Group Civil Society
Satish Babu APRALO Civil Society
N.Sudha Bhuvaneswari Dr.G.R Damodaran College of Science Academia
Lennon Chang Monash University Academia
Joyce Chen APNIC Technical Community
YingChu Chen Taiwan Institute of Economic Research Academia
Sunny Chendi APNIC Technical Community
Yik Chan Chin Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Academia
Amrita Choudhury CCAOI Civil Society
Edmon Chung DotAsia Organization Technical Community
Ananda Gautam Internet Governance Institute Civil Society
Waqas Hassan # Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Government
Maureen Hilyard ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee), ICANN Civil Society
Hiro Hotta JPRS Technical Community
Aris Ignacio Southville International School and Colleges Academia
Priyatosh Jana ISOC India Kolkata Chapter, Mallabhum Institute of Technology Academia
Sumit Jha NFCSF Private Sector
Gayatri Khandhadai # APC Civil Society
Cheryl Langdon-Orr Internet Australia and NetThing MSC Civil Society
Sabrina Lim ICANN Technical Community
Anju Mangal # The World Wide Web Foundation (WWW) Inter-governmental Organisation
Shah Zahidur Rahman cWork Microjob Ltd Technical Community
Pavitra Ramanujam Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Civil Society
Vivek Rana InfoAssure LLP Technical Community
Shreedeep Rayamajhi # Rayznews Civil Society
Winston Roberts IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Civil Society
Bikram Shrestha Nepal Internet Foundation Civil Society
Santosh Babu Sigdel Center for Law and Technology Civil Society
Rajnesh Singh Internet Society (ISOC) Technical Community
Leonid Todorov * APTLD Technical Community
Mohammad Kawsar Uddin Internet Society Bangladesh Chapter Civil Society
Hong Xue Beijing Normal University Academia

# Any active members who are also candidates of either election, are not allowed to vote for the respective position which they are running for.
* Only in first round of elections

Voting Rules and Procedure:

  • Each eligible voting member will have ONE vote for EACH position and there will not be any proxy votes.
  • Candidates are not allowed to vote for the respective position which they are running for.
  • Eligible voting members will receive individual voting credentials for the online voting platform via email at the start of the voting period.
  • Any eligible voting members listed above who do not receive any login credentials by 1 Sep (15 Sep for re-election), should contact the secretariat as soon as possible.
  • The election result will be announced by the Election Committee within 48 working hours after the voting period closing.

For any enquiries, please contact the Election Committee at [email protected].

– last updated 13 Sep 2021