Board Members:

  • Eileen Knowles, Canada

    An Ecuadorian national, Eileen has committed the last 8 years of her life to education, international cooperation, and social entrepreneurship on three continents. Her career has revolved around helping future leaders develop their own understanding and capacity to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.One of Eileen’s early overseas experience in Zambia drove her to develop a scholarship program that has evolved into what is now SEED Canada, an organization supporting scholarships for high school and university students in Kenya and Zambia. Professional overseas experiences that...
  • Carina Schmid, Germany

    Carina is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Experience, a non profit organization and international youth media network dedicated to increase the intercultural dialogue.Since being in high school Carina enjoyed exploring different fields of work, including media production, marketing and journalism.A trip to Namibia eventually changed her life and made her become passionate about creating opportunities for young people to gain intercultural experiences – offline, as well as online.During her university studies she dedicated most of her time on building up The Global Experience that...
  • Sebastián Bustamante González, Colombia

    Sebastián Bustamante González is an award-winning social and digital entrepreneur who garnered international recognition for Verdeate.com, an online platform which enables people and organisations to reduce their water and CO²-footprints via so-called Green Challenges. Verdeate.com was a winner of the 2010 World Summit Youth Award and of the 2011 World Summit Award. With a degree as a Management Engineer Sebastián's main focuses are on sustainability, social media, internet, education, HR and organisational strategy. He has been an active proponent in the South-American branch of AIESEC, the...
  • Franz Josef Allmayer, Austria & Guatemala

    Franz is a biomedical engineer dedicated to the holistic and multi-disciplinary field of global development. Having gathered experience in Africa, Europe, and Latin-America he has attained an in-depth knowledge of how to reach sustainable development worldwide.  Franz has collected considerable know-how working with Advanced Development for Africa (ADA), where he engaged on different approaches to address the Millennium Development Goals, especially those involving health in combination with Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Working in close collaboration with the World Health...
  • Mathias Haas, Austria

    Mathias Haas is Founder and CEO of SuperSocial Marketing New Media Agency. As a social entrepreneur he initiated the Charity Art and Journalism Project Findia and the Digital Participation Camp and Summit. For his projects, among them Facebook Application Intercultural, Findia, Read My Voice, and the YA!Friends Platform, he has already won many international awards. Mathias Haas lives for his passion: travelling, social media, learning about new cultures, and adventures.  
  • Anshul Tewari, India

    Anshul Tewari
    Anshul Tewari is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YouthKiAwaaz.com (YKA), which is India’s leading online platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance. His work experience cuts across new media, online journalism and crowd-sourced campaigning for issues. Born in October 1990 and educated in journalism at the University of Delhi, he started YKA while in high school, as a platform to voice his opinions. The reason for launching this platform was his discovery that the youth, at large, did not have a platform to address critical issues and get heard. Soon he took the...
  • Zawan Al-Sabti, Oman

    Zawan Hamed Al-Sabti works for the Information Technology Authority. She started her career as a marketing & training specialist. Working for ITA, Zawan was a member in the first editorial team which started Digital Oman magazine and worked on its content for 5 issues. In 2006, she managed e-Oman Marketing & Awareness campaign, where she started one of the most important road shows on e-government awareness in Oman. In the period from 2004 to 2005, Zawan was a key member in Oman WSIS preparatory Task force & represented Oman in the regional international WSIS conferences and...
  • Nawaf Mohammed Abdulrahman, Bahrain

    Nawaf Abdulrahman
    Nawaf is the President of Bahrain Internet Society and IT Director at Bahrain Olympic Committee. He also holds other several important roles such as Chairman of Arab eContent Award and Bahrain eContent Award, Member of the Consumer Advisory Group of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, President, Program Industry Advisory Panel of AMA University, Member of the Eminent Expert Grand Jury, Regional Spokesperson for the World Summit Award and Member of the Advisory Board in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Applied Science University. Nawaf is a skilled Information and...
  • Titi Akinsanmi, Nigeria

    Titi Akinsanmi holds a Masters in Management (Research Dissertation) from the University of Witwatersrand, specializing in Knowledge Management for the not-for-profit development sector. Her experience spans both the public and private sectors consulting for a range of international institutions. She served two terms on nomination of the UN Secretary General, on the Internet Governance Forum Advisory Group, and as High-Level adviser of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT for Development amongst other roles. She is an advisory member to ICANN via its At-Large advisory committee, which...
  • Ehssan Riazi Esfehani, Iran

    Ehssan Riazi Esfehani
    Ehssan Riazi Esfehani, born in 1982, is an IT consultant and eSolutions project manager working with governmental and private organizations in Iran and abroad in order to help develop better e-contents and e-solutions. He has helped in development of e-contents and narrowing the digital gap by writing in different IT and economical papers, many media interviews, working closely with ICT reporters, speaking at conferences and writing on the web. Ehssan is the co-founder of "e-solutions festival" (IranWSA.com) since 2004, the first contest on e-content and digital media in Iran which has also...
  • Nkemdilim Begho, Nigeria

    Mrs Nkemdilim Begho is the Managing Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd, a position she has occupied since 2008. As Managing Director of the Nigerian based web-solution development firm, she successfully re-branded the company, thus changing its focus from stand-alone solutions to web-based educational, enterprise and business solutions. Mrs. Begho is a recognized leader in her field and thus, she is frequently invited to speak at various conferences including: The Innovation Week 2008, Accra Ghana ADIPENG 2009, Abuja Nigeria NITDA Stakeholders Workshops 2009, Lagos and Abuja...
  • Alex Hung, China

    Alex Hung has over 18 years of experience in Business Consulting and Information and Communications Technology industry. He accumulated extensive IT expertise and broad industry knowledge, with both technical and business perspectives. After having delivered a number of speeches and talks oversea, such as New York, Abu Dhabi, India, New Zealand, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Alex now is the Managing Director of Crossover International. Crossover mainly engaged in Information Technology consulting services and software development, including website, shopping cart, e-Books, mobile...
  • Andrew Gakiria, Kenya

    Andrew Gakiria is the National Coordinator of Kenya e-Learning Centre (KeLC) and a course manager for e-Learning programmes in Africa. He also provides support to online tutors as well as facilitation in regional workshops.Gakiria is the World Summit Award (WSA) Digital Content expert for Kenya.He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Security Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. He is also an expert of new learning technologies having taken a technical course from the University of Frutwargen Germany.Prior to...
  • Abdullah Mosaad, Egypt

    Abdullah is a Young Egyptian who has started his voluntary and development work with Future Youth Club and National Council for Youth in Egypt, then he started to work locally, nationally, regionally and internationally individually and with different organization.  In 2007 he participated with “The League of Arab States” in some events with Youth & Sports Department, then he participated in League of Arab States Youth Forum 2007. He started to work regionally through networking with his friends. He started with some friends founding "Tawasol"Group where he built his IT skills and passion...
  • Jennifer Corriero, Canada

    Jennifer Corriero is a driver of social innovation and co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. She has worked for over a decade on advising non-profit organizations, corporations, government agencies and UN agencies on youth engagement strategies.  Jennifer has a Masters in Environmental Studies and has been appointed as Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health at York University.  In 2011, Jennifer served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on...