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, Former Secretary of State & Republic of Poland Plenipotentiary for UN IGF 2021, Vice President of the Management Board of PKO TFI (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)