Note: This web page concerns the At-Large Candidate Nominating Committee, which operated during 2000. The current ICANN Nominating Committee, which was established in January 2003, is described on its web page.

At-Large Candidates Nominated
by the Nominating Committee

(31 July 2000)



Alan Levin

Alan Levin directs IT strategy and infrastructure for Sunesi - a new digital diagnostics organisation. Alan is Cape Town-based and has been building the Internet industry on the African continent for over five years.

Nii Quaynor

Dr. Nii Quaynor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Computer Systems (NCS), Ghana. Dr Nii holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He is president of the Internet Society chapter for Ghana, and has been deeply involved in the formation of AFNOG, the African network operators group, and in the organization of AfriNIC, the emerging regional Internet registry for Africa.


Johannes Chiang

Prof. Johannes Kuo-huie Chiang is Associate Professor of Department of Management Information Systems, with joint assignment at the Research and Learning Center of SMEs Northern Taiwan, and at the College of Commerce of National Chengchi University, located in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a degree of Doctor in Engineering Science (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He is member of Pacific Neighborhood Networking Consortium (PNC), a member of International Council for Small Business (ICSB), consultant to the Computing Center of Academica Sinica, as well as on network planning and electronic business projects of ROC government departments.

Lulin Gao

Dr. Lulin Gao is Senior Consultant, East Venture Inc., Beijing. He has recently served as Senior Adviser to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, which was instrumental in forming the WIPO Worldwide Academy, and led efforts in global training and education with a view to establishing a system of Intellectual Property protection in developing countries. He served multiple terms as Chair of WIPO General Assembly and the Paris Union Assembly dedicated to forming global policies on Intellectual Property. He has an extensive background in Intellectual Property and high technology policy, as the founding Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO); Commissioner of Chinese Patent Office (CPO); and Director-General of the State Economic Commission (SEC) of the People's Republic of China. Dr. Gao received a doctorate degree in Engineering in Moscow, and has worked in the field of science and technology administration for more than 20 years.

Masanobu Katoh

Masanobu Katoh is a Japanese business executive currently assigned as General Manager of Fujitsu Limited in the Washington, D.C. office. A recognized expert in the field of law and public policy issues affecting the Internet and information technology industry, he serves as the Asia-Pacific representative of the business constituency on the Names Council of ICANN's Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO), as well as Chairman of the Internet Law and Policy Forum (ILPF), and Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Committee of the Forum for the Global Information Infrastructure (GIIC).

Sureswaran Ramadass

Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass is Program Chairman for Systems, Head of Labs, and Head of the Network Research Group at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is also Head of APAN Malaysia (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks), Chairman of the Multimedia Working Group for APAN, Head of the AI3 Malaysia (Asian Internet Interconnections Initiative), Head of the TEMAN Project for USM (Testbed Environment For Malaysian Multimedia Applications And Networking), and Head of the Network Research Group (NRG).


Maria Livanos Cattaui

Maria Livanos Cattaui is the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris. She is a member of numerous boards and advisory boards. A Swiss citizen of Greek origin, she is a graduate of Harvard University.

Alf Hansen

Alf Hansen is Director of UNINETT FAS A/S in Trondheim, Norway. UNINETT FAS is member of CENTR (Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries), and is the host for NORID, the Norwegian Registration Service for Internet Domain Names. He has previously been Research Scientist, Group Leader, Section Leader, Operational manager, and elected Board member of UNINETT A/S. He holds a degree of "Sivilingeniør" (Graduate Electrical Engineer) from The Norwegian Institute of Technology, NTH, Trondheim..

Olivier Muron

Olivier Muron joined France Telecom's Research & Technology division in 1998, where he is head of a department in charge of IP technology and electronic commerce; prior to that, he was involved in Internet-related projects at INRIA and the French Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications. Olivier holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a Ph. D. degree in Statistics from the University of California - Berkeley.

Oliver Popov

Dr. Oliver B. Popov is a professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Informatics, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of St Cyril and Methodius, and the President of the Executive Board of the Macedonian Academic and Research Network (MARNet). Dr. Popov is credited with being, along with a group of enthusiasts, the key person to bring the Internet to Macedonia and to the Macedonian academic and research community. He is currently the Vice-chairman of CEENet (Central and Eastern European Networking Association), as well as a member of the NATO Advisory Panel on Networking.

Winfried Schüller

Winfried Schüller is Director of International IP-Services at Deutsche Telekom, where he is also reponsible for Next Generation Internet activities. Winfried holds a Master's Degree (Diplom -Ingenieur) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University Chicago (Kellogg Graduate School of Management) and University for Corporate Management (WHU), Koblenz.

Latin America

Ivan Moura Campos

Ivan Moura Campos is Chairman of the Internet Steering Committee of Brazil, and Chief Executive Officer of Akwan Information Technologies, Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Raul Echeberria

Raul Echeberria is Computer and Telecommunication Advisor at Uruguay's National Institute of Agricultural Research and E-commerce consultant to Portal@gro.com, which is implementing the first electronic cattle market in Latin America. In addition, Raul is Chairman of Interim Board of LACNIC, the emerging regional internet registry for Latin America/Caribbean, Interim Chairman of ENRED, the Latin American Network Forum, and a participant in the Internet Society and the IETF. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, and a Master's Degree in Information Technologies from the Universitario Autonomo del Sur, Uruguay.

Patricio Poblete

Patricio Poblete is Administrative Contact for NIC Chile, the domain name registry for the .CL domain, and is also Director of the School of Engineering of the University of Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and has been involved in the development of computer networks in Chile for the last fifteen years.

North America

Lyman Chapin

Lyman Chapin is Chief Scientist of BBN Technologies and a Director of CommerceNet. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and past chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication. He served as chairman of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1991 to 1993, and was a founding trustee of the Internet Society.

Donald Langenberg

Dr. Donald Langenberg is Chancellor of the University System of Maryland. Previously, he served as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, acting director and deputy director of the National Science Foundation, and professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he directed the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter. Dr. Langenberg serves on many boards, and has been president and chairman of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lawrence Lessig

Prof. Lawrence Lessig is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.

Harris Miller

Harris N. Miller is President of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA; www.itaa.org), the largest and oldest association representing the Internet, software, services, systems integration, and telecommunications industries in the United States. He also serves as President of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA; www.witsa.org), which consists of 41 Information Technology associations from around the globe.

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