United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reappointed Lynn St. Amour of the United States Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group.
The Multistakeholder Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General on the programme of Internet Governance Forum annual meetings. It comprises 55 members drawn from Governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives of the academic and technical communities.
Ms. St. Amour was also Chair of the 2016 Multistakeholder Advisory Group, which prepared the programme for the Internet Governance Forum meeting held in Jalisco, Mexico, 6-9 December 2016.
Ms. St. Amour is President and CEO of Internet Matters, an Internet consulting company, and is active in matters of Internet development and governance. From 2001 to 2014 she was President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. She joined ISOC in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, after previously holding senior positions in Europe and the United States with AT&T and Digital Equipment Corporation.
* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1643-BIO/4822-PI/2156 of 11 March 2016.