IGF Leadership Panel Members

Below is the list of members of the IGF Leadership Panel, each appointed by the UN Secretary-General to a two-year term, as well as the Panel's ex-officio members. More information on the configuration of the panel is available in the Terms of Reference

Chair

Mr. Vint Cerf, Co-Designer of TCP/IP protocols and architecture of the Internet, Co-Founder, Internet Society (United States of America)

Vice-Chair

Ms.  Maria Ressa, CEO and President of Rappler Inc., 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner (Philippines and United States of America)

Members

Government 

Private Sector

Technical Community

Civil Society 

At-large

  • Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia (Estonia)
  • Mr. Lan Xue, Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and Member, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council (China)
Ex-officio Members

Chair of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology

2021 Host Country Representative

  • Mr. Krzysztof Szubert, High Representative of The Prime Minister for European Digital Policy, Republic of Poland Plenipotentiary for UN IGF 2021, President of The Management Board, NCBR Investment Fund (Poland)

2022 Host Country Representative

2023 Host Country Representative

  • H. E. Mr. Hiroshi Yoshida, Vice Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) (Japan)