Nurani Nimpuno

Nurani is the Head of Global Engagement at LINX, one of the largest Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in the world.

She was previously the Chief Commercial Officer at Asteroid the global interconnection platform innovator Asteroid, who operates neutral IXPs worldwide, and works with trusted parties in local markets to deliver efficient, local interconnection.

Before that, she was the Head of Outreach and Communications at Netnod, where she managed all external communications, business development, and Internet policy.

She is deeply involved with Internet policy and Internet governance issues nationally as well as globally, and works on a broader level with Internet operational matters, with a focus on Internet interconnection.

Nurani has been active in the Internet community in more than a decade and a half, participating in and speaking at international Internet conferences globally. She is a frequent speaker at various Internet conferences, where she talks about Internet infrastructure, interconnectivity, peering and traffic exchange, DNS, (including DNS anycast services, DNS root servers), Internet resource policy and Internet governance.

ICANN ASO Advisory Council elected representative
Nurani is currently serving on ICANN’s ASO Advisory Council (AC), elected as a representative for the RIPE region.
The purpose of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) is to review and develop recommendations on Internet Protocol (IP) address policy and to advise the ICANN Board. Fifteen volunteers, three from each of the five RIR communities, serve on the ASO Address Council.

Chair, IANA Numbering Services Review Committee
Nurani is the chair of the IANA Numbering Services Review Committee, tasked with assisting the RIRs in their review of the  IANA Numbering Services.

RIPE Accountability Task Force
Nurani is a member of the RIPE Accountability Task Force, which examines the structures, documentation and processes of the RIPE community to ensure they provide high levels of accountability.

Vice chair CRISP Team
Nurani served as vice chair for the CRISP Team (Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team) 2015-2016. The international CRISP team was tasked to develop a proposal for the IANA Numbering functions for the global Internet Numbers community, in the historical IANA Stewardship transition process. The process was initiated by the US Government to transition the oversight of the fundamental IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.

ICANN Leadership award recipient
For her work as CRISP vice chair, Nurani received the prestigious ICANN Leadership award in October 2015.

Member of the ISOC-SE board, the Swedish Chapter of the Internet Society.
Nurani served on the board of the Swedish Internet Society Chapter, ISOC-SE 2013-2015.

ITU Plenipotentiary, Swedish government delegation
In October 2014, she participated the ITU plenipotentiary conference as an invited member of the Swedish government delegation.

IGF MAG NomCom 2013 & 2014
She served on the Nominating Committe (NomCom) for the selection of representatives of the technical community on the IGF MAG in 2013, as well as 2014.

1Net and NetMundial NomCom
Nurani also served on the NomCom for 1Net and the Netmundial committees in 2014.

In 2011, she was selected as a representative of the Internet technical communitiy, to the United Nations CSTD working group on the improvement of the IGF. In this work, she liaised and worked closely together with representatives from all stakeholder groups, including civil society, the private sector and governments in shaping the IGF and its future direction.

Nurani served on the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2009-2013, as a selected representative of the Internet technical community. The Secretary-General of the United Nations established the Advisory Group (now referred to as the Multistakeholder Advisory Group – MAG). Its purpose is to advise the Secretary-General on the programme and schedule of the IGF meetings. The MAG is comprised of 55 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives from the academic and technical communities.

Euro-IX Programme Committee
Nurani served on the Euro-IX programme committee 2009-2011, shaping the bi-annual Euro-IX Forums, where Internet Exchange Points, their customers and partners meet to discuss interconnectivity and peering.

Previous roles
Nurani Nimpuno previously worked as the External Relations manager at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region; there she worked closely with various Internet-related organisations across the region. Prior to that she worked as the Internet Address Policy manager at the RIPE NCC, the RIR for Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. In her work for these organisations, she worked with the regional technical communities to develop policies related to the management of Internet resources, such as IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and AS numbers, she worked on educational and Internet development programs as well as outreach and capacity programs across the regions. At the RIPE NCC she managed the Registration Services, overseeing the distribution of Internet resources throughout the service region.

She has been heavily involved with education, outreach, Internet policy and consensus-based decision making processes in the Internet community worldwide.


Last modified on 13/01/2021