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Geneva, Switzerland – Executive Coordinator, Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum

Markus Kummer is the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Previously he headed the Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Before joining the United Nations in 2004, he held the position as eEnvoy of the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne. Mr. Kummer was a member of the Swiss delegation during the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) where he chaired several negotiating groups, including the group on Internet governance. He served as a career diplomat in several functions in the Swiss Foreign Ministry and was posted in Lisbon, Vienna, Oslo, Geneva and Ankara.