Candidate: Khaled Koubaa
Khaled works as Public Policy & Government Relations at Google covering the Middle East and North Africa region.
Previously, Khaled worked as an independent consultant for the non-profit and government sectors in the Arab and African regions, providing strategic advice to various organizations and corporate executives regarding how to choose and use Internet and New Media technologies for social change.
Khaled founded the Internet Society chapter in Tunisia in 2006 and served as its President. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society and regularly attends Internet-related events (WSIS, ICANN, IETF, IGF, ITU, etc.). He served in the Public Interest Registry ( .ORG ) Advisory Council representing Africa for 6 years. He was elected to represent the African region in the ICANN Nomination Committee, and also served on the Board of Directors of AfriNIC, representing the North African region. Khaled participated in Internet Governance Forums in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He seats in the World Bank Advisory Council for Citizen Engagement since 2014.
Khaled earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management from the High School of Commerce in Tunisia and a Masters Degree in Electronic Commerce from the High School of Electronic Commerce. He has also completed an Internet Governance Capacity Building Program with the Diplo Foundation.
The Internet strikes a personal chord with Khaled: he met his wife online, and subsequently saw his daughter for the first time online.