Nurani Nimpuno – biography

Nurani Nimpuno is an experienced Communications and External Relations strategist, a community builder, and an Internet governance expert, with 15+ years’ experience in the Internet industry. She is passionate about Internet development and technology, and her strength lies in bridging the gap between technology and people.

She has a thorough understanding of the Internet’s technical aspects as well as Internet governance and public policy issues, outreach and capacity building. She has represented the technical community in a range of Internet governance contexts, and has represented Sweden as part of the Swedish delegation in UN conferences.

Nurani has managed and developed technical Internet interconnectivity and DNS services and has significant experience in organisational development and strategy.

Nurani Nimpuno is currently the Head of Outreach and Communications at Netnod.

Netnod is a non-profit infrastructure organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden, which manages Internet exchange points (IXPs) in Sweden and Denmark. IXPs are an important part of a region’s Internet infrastructure, as they allow Internet operators to connect and exchange traffic (peer) in a robust and resilient fashion. Netnod also provides DNS anycast globally and is the operator of i.root-servers.net, one of 13 logical DNS root name servers.

Nurani Nimpuno manages all outreach, external relations and communications, as well as the business development at Netnod. She also represents Netnod externally in Internet policy and Internet governance matters.

She is deeply involved with Internet policy and Internet governance issues nationally and globally, and works on a broader level on many Internet operational matters, including Internet exchange points, DNS and DNS root servers.

Nurani has been active in the Internet community for 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 presents on Internet infrastructure, interconnectivity, peering and traffic exchange, DNS, (including DNS anycast services, DNS root servers), Internet resource policy, and Internet governance.

Vice chair CRISP Team

Nurani is vice chair of the CRISP Team (Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team). She was selected as a RIPE Community representative in 2014, as one of 15 members globally. 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 ASO Advisory Council elected representative

Nurani is currently serving on ICANN’s ASO Advisory Council (AC), elected as a representative for the RIPE region.

ITU Plenipotentiary, Swedish government delegation

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

IGF MAG

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 IGF meetings. The MAG is comprised of 55 Members from governments, the private sector, civil society, and the academic and technical communities.

IGF MAG NomCom 2013 & 2014

She served on the Nominating Committee (NomCom) to select technical community representatives for the IGF MAG in 2013 and 2014.

1Net and NetMundial NomCom

Nurani served on the Nominating Committee for 1Net and Netmundial in 2014, reviewing and selecting candidates to represent the technical community.

UN CSTD Working Group

In 2011, Nurani was selected as one of five representatives globally of the Internet technical community, to the United Nations CSTD working group on the improvement of the IGF. In this work, she 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.

Euro-IX Programme Committee

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

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.

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 also worked on educational and Internet development programs as well as outreach and capacity programs across the regions. Furthermore, at the RIPE NCC she managed Registration Services, overseeing the distribution of Internet resources throughout the service region.

Throughout her career, Nurani Nimpuno has been deeply involved with education, outreach, Internet policy and consensus-based decision making processes in the Internet community worldwide.