Alan Barrett – 2021 ICANN Board Seat 9

Alan Barrett holds a B.Sc.Eng. and M.Sc.Eng. from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (then called the University of Natal), Durban, South Africa.  He was involved in setting up the first Internet connection for South African universities in 1990/1991.  In 1993, he was a co-founder of the first commercial ISP in South Africa, then called TICSA, later Internet Africa and UUNET South Africa, where he remained until 1999.  He then joined a small Internet firewall company, CEQURUX Technologies, where he remained until the company went out of business in 2007.  After that, he worked as a software consultant.  In 2015, he was appointed as CEO of AFRINIC, where he remained until 2019.

He was a co-author of the 1997 proposal to create AFRINIC, served on a steering committee tasked with creating AFRINIC, and was elected to the first AFRINIC Board in 2004, where he served until 2009.  He was appointed by the AFRINIC Board to the NRO NC/ASO AC, from 2004 to 2014. During part of the IANA stewardship transition, from 2015 to 2016, he served in the ICG, as an appointee of the NRO.

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