Adiel A. Akplogan is Vice President for Technical engagement at ICANN. With more than 25 years experience in the ICT industry (20 specifically in the Internet Technology Industry), Adiel has previously worked as CEO for AFRINIC (The African Network Information Centre), IT Director for Symbol Technology in France (2001-2003) and Director of New Technology at CAFÉ Informatique in Togo (1994-2000). Recognized as one of the Internet Technology pioneers in Africa, he has contributed to technical capacity building and actual deployment of some of the first private ISPs in Africa from 1996-1999.
During his career, Adiel has served as volunteer in Boards or Advisory Committees of many global & international organizations such as the UN Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF-MAG from 2006-2009), the Technical Advisory Committee of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (ATAC/UNECA from 2005-2006), the Executive Council of the Number Resource Organization (NRO – 2005-2015 as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer), the ICANN's Strategic Panel on its role in the Internet Governance ecosystem, the Africa Union's AXIS program Steering Committee (2012-2015), the Africa Network Operators Group and the Africa Internet Summit's Administration and Program committee (AFNOG/AIS – 2000-2015) and the OIF (Organisation International de la Francophonie) Expert Group on Internet Governance (since 1999).
Passionate for Internet technology and its impact on human development, he has actively contributed to the setup of several technical coordination bodies in Africa such as the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), the African ccTLD Managers Association (AfTLD), AfricaCERT, Afria Internet Summit (AIS), etc …
Adiel Akplogan is an Electrical Engineer and holds a Master in E-Business and New Technology Management from Paris Graduate School of Management. He leaves and works from Montreal Canada