Ms. Thomas Raynaud, Elizabeth

Ms. Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud is the Senior Policy Executive for ICC’s Digital Economy Commission, a role that involves leading ICC policy development and advocacy from the global business perspective on issues covering Internet and telecoms, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity and digital trade. The ICC Digital Economy Commission brings together over 300 experts from business nominated from across the global ICC network.

 For ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society(BASIS), Ms Thomas-Raynaud directs the work of the advocacy initiative, which brings together business to advance multistakeholder participation in Internet governance and ICT for development. ICC BASIS convenes and facilitates business input into work streams and activities, in particular those following up from the World Summit on the Information Society(WSIS), whether at the UN, its agencies or the Internet governance forum. It also facilitates broad business awareness of these issues and gathers perspectives to insert them in discussions on the management and accountability of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

A national of both France and Canada, Ms Thomas-Raynaud’s policy and advocacy experience spans two decades and two continents from Vancouver to Paris. For the past decade, she has served in evolving roles in international trade policy (ICT and Communications) at the International Chamber of Commerce. She has been a speaker at many international events including the B20, APEC, United Nations General Assembly WSIS+10 review and related meetings.

Ms Thomas-Raynaud is founder and past-Chair of ICC’s World Business Women initiative launched in 2012 and championed by the ICC Secretary General to advance diversity of representation and leadership in business and promote economic empowerment of women. She is also part of a 4- member Policy Steering Committee of ICC’s Policy and Business Practices department, contributing to strategy development and coaching staff to advance ICC goals.