Nii Quaynor is the At-Large Director of ICANN chosen from the African region in the October 2000 At-Large voting process. He served until 26 June 2003. He has played an important role in the telecommunications industry in West Africa by introducing Value Added Networks in the region through the introduction of the SWIFT, Internet and Commerce networks whilst building human resources across the continent. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Computer Systems
He established the computer Science Department at the University of Cape-Coast in Ghana. He also is a member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Group on ICT, Chair and of the OAU Internet Task Force, Chairman of the AfriNIC, member of the Worldbank Infodev TAP, member of the ITU Telecom Board, President of the Internet Society of Ghana, and member of the Council of the University of Ghana.
He received a B.A. in engineering science from Dartmouth College in 1972 and received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Thayer School of Engineering in 1973. He obtained M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science in 1974 and 1977 respectively from State University of New York at StonyBrook.