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National Experts

One of the major pillars of the WSA network are the WSA National Experts. Offering their vast experience in the ICT and entrepreneurial sector, their diverse backgrounds and their own social engagement, the WSA National Experts are responsible for the national pre-selection of entries to the WSA. WSA leverages this network in over 180 UN member countries.
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National Experts

Sanzar Kakar

Chairman

AFGHANISTAN HOLDING GROUP

Afghanistan

Sher Shah Rahim

Chief Technology Officer

AFGHANISTAN HOLDING GROUP

Afghanistan

Dritan Mezini

Senior consultant and Managing Director

DM Consulting Services

Albania

Abdellah Aouf

Founder & CEO

Global Opportunities

Algeria

Mohamed Saad-Laib

Project Manager

DIDACTICA, Higher School of Management and Information Technologies

Algeria

Joan Font

Head of the Audiovisuals & Comunications Department

Government of Andorra

Andorra

Nelson Simon

CEO

Networking Systems Solution

Antigua and Barbuda

Adrian Carballo

Founder and Institutional Relations Director

outh School on Internet Governance and the founder and Marketing and Commercial Strategy Director in Dominios Latinoamérica

Argentina

Olga Cavalli

Argentina Representative

Governmental Adivisor Committee of ICANN

Argentina

Yengibaryan Bagrat

Director

Enterprise Incubator Foundation

Armenia

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4Tradies

Australia

Christian Rupp

Chief Innovation Officer

European Joint Innovation Lab eGovernment

Austria

SHANAY GULUSOY

Leading Specialist on International Projects

E-Gov Development Center Public Entity

Azerbaijan

Nawaf Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Suny MD Ashraf Khan

CEO and Managing Director

Multimedia Content & Communications (MCC) Ltd.

Bangladesh

Troy Weekes

Chief Executive Officer

EZLearner Inc.

Barbados

Sergei Enin

Executive Director

NGO «Information Society»

Belarus

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

CaribbeanAssociation of National Telecommunication Organizations

Belize

Hermann Aplogan

Founder, Senior e-Content & Mobile Apps Adviser

MobileTech Consulting

Benin

Tshering Cigay Dorji

Chief Executive Officer

Thimphu TechPark Ltd.

Bhutan

Wilson Cuellar

Project Manager ICTD

Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones - ENTEL

Bolivia

Tanja Madžarević

Business Development Manager

Education Development Center Inc.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agang K. Ditlhogo

Co-Founder

The clicking Generation

Botswana

Kesego Tumisang

GDG Lead

Google Developer Group Gaborone (GDG Gaborone)

Botswana

Tore Haugland

CEO

Ouvi

Brazil

Cid Torquato

torquato.org

Brazil

Soon Chang

Chief Executive Officer

BITEX Sdn.Bhd

Brunei Darussalam

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Pavel Varbanov

EU Projects coordinator

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Sylvestre Ouedraogo

Founder

Yam Pukri

Burkina Faso

Jean-Paul Nkurunziza

National Animator

DSF-FSN Project in Burundi

Burundi

John John Nsoga

Chairman & CEO

AfricaCom International Group

Cameroon

Gary Schwartz

Global Director

Location Based Marketing Association

Canada

Abdelsalam Safi

Co-founder

WenakLabs

Chad

Carolina Rossi

CEO

CoMedia

Chile

Witman Hung

Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong

Shenzhen Qianhai Authority

China

Yvonne Wong

Deputy General Manager

Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited

China

Sergio Llano

Professor

Universidad del Norte

Colombia

Karim Mohamed Attoumani

PMO & Regulatory Project Manager

Telecom Comores – Telma Group branch in Comoros

Comoros

Carlos A. Watson Carazo

Independent consultant and Founder and President of ISOC Costa Rica Chapter International Foundation

ISOC Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Kudzo Tay

CEO

Coopération Conseil International

Cote d`Ivoire

Sebastian Ladika

President

Croatian Association for Promotion of Information Society

Croatia

Juan Alfonso Fernández González

Advisor

Ministry of Communications of Cuba

Cuba

Lissette Pérez Pérez

Official of the Directorate

International Relations and Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Communications of Cuba.

Cuba

Nicholas Nicoli

Department of Communications

University of Nicosia

Cyprus

Michal Zalesak

Director

Prague Startup Centre

Czech Republic

Baudouin Schombe

Coordonnateur

Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel (CAFEC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Arsene Tungali

Co-founder and Executive Director

Rudi International

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Per Bach

Chairman of the Board

Sociale Entreprenører i Danmark - Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark (SED)

Denmark

Cedric Pemberton

Solution Oriented Freelance Systems Analyst and Software Developer

Dominica State College

Dominica

Cedric Pemberton

Dominican Republic

Arturo Lopez Valerio

Director

Cámara Dominicana de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Dominican Republic

Ernesto Kruger

Founder

KRUGER CORPORATION

Ecuador

Samar El Sheikh

Partners Development Unit Manager

ITIDA

Egypt

Ahmed M. El-Sobky

Vice CEO

Information Technology Industry Development Agency “ITIDA”

Egypt

Jefferson Francisco

Research Consultant and Co-Founder

Proyecto La Cumbre

El Salvador

Rafael Antonio Ibarra

IT Director

Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas

El Salvador

Anna Piperal

Managing Director

Estonia

Dagmawi Lemma

Head of the Computer Science Department

Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Fiji

Ilkka Kurkela

Development Manager

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Finland

Craig Vezina

Founder & Executive Director

Z-School

France

Thanguy Obame

Inspector of Labor

Ministry of Labor

Gabon

Poncelet Ileleji

President

Information Technology Association of the Gambia

Gambia

George Shubitidze

President

ICT Business Council of Georgia

Georgia

Alexander Felsenberg

Director Digital Strategy

Capita Customer Services (Germany) GmbH

Germany

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

Technology for Development Consultant

Ghana

Yiannis Doxaras

CEO and Co-Founder

warp.ly

Greece

Dimitros Tsolis

Assistant Professor, PhD

High Performance Information Systems Laboratory, University of Patras

Greece

Glendon Langaigne

Head of Customer Solutions Delivery Department

LIME

Grenada

Maria Mercedes Zaghi

Operations Director

Ergocom

Guatemala

Malisa Richards

Web Services Manager

BrainStreet Group Inc.

Guyana

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Haiti

Maria Raquel Isaula Peralta

National coordinator

Sustainable Development Networking Honduras (RDS-HN)

Honduras

Noémi Horváth

EU Project Director

Hungarian Association of Content Industry

Hungary

Jóhann Malmquist

Professor and serial entrepreneur

University of Iceland

Iceland

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

CEO

Bubu.com

Indonesia

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Hemin Latif

Co-Founder and Executive Director

TeraTarget

Iraq

Martin Casey

Managing Director

Arekibo Communications

Ireland

Omri Boral

Co-Founder & Professional Director

Tech for Good

Israel

Nir Shimony

Co-Founder & CEO

TechForGood

Israel

Alfredo Ronchi

Gerneral Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Cecil McCain

Director of Post and Telecommunications

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining

Jamaica

Mio Yamamoto

Executive Director and Co-Founder

WIT (World in Tohoku)

Japan

Ismail Wahdan

Head of E-government Section

Greater Amman Municipality

Jordan

Ian Lorenzen

Executive Director and Partner

Growth Africa

Kenya

Nathan Masyuko

Head of Games and Co-founder

LudiqueWorks

Kenya

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Kiribati

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist ; Board of Directors, World Summit Award (WSA)

DotDesign

Kuwait

Begaim Muratbekova

Manager of Projects and Communications

KG Labs Public Foundation

Kyrgyzstan

Vorasone Dengkayaphichith

National Coordinator

The Land Information Working Group

Lao People`s Democratic Republic

Aiga Irmeja

Executive Director

Latvian IT Cluster

Latvia

Kristine Zunde

Project Manager

Latvian IT Cluster

Latvia

Gabriel Deek

Ex-President

Professional Computer Association (PCA)

Lebanon

Tsitso Tlali

Founder & CEO

KoL Starts

Lesotho

Abraham Massaley

Former President

Press Union of Liberia

Liberia

Khaled Ben Hamed

Lecturer

Faculty of IT, University of Tripoli

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Ieva Žilionienė

Director of Strategy

Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania

Pelagia Baxevani

Manager

1,2,3 Go Social

Luxembourg

Natasa Lazarovska-Trajcheski

Innovation and International Relations Consultant

Fund for Innovation and Technology Development

Macedonia

Lala Andriamampianina

Professor

University of Antananarivo

Madagascar

Derek Lakudzala

Partner

BUMAS International

Malawi

Yusuf Shunan

Founder

Maldicore Group Pvt Ltd

Maldives

Mariko Assa Simbara

Training manager

Agance des technologies de l'information et de la communication (AGETIC) Institut of Information Technology and communication

Mali

Kenneth Bone

Managing Director

Seasus

Malta

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Marshall Islands

Kamal Okba

CEO

Mauritel

Mauritania

Dave Kissoondoyal

Director of Information Technology

Teleforma ltd - a US Upstream Co.

Mauritius

Rudy Laddaga

Entrepreneur

Gnius Club

Mexico

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Andrei Postaru

Lecturer at the Software Engineering and Automatics Department

Technical University of Moldova

Moldova

Slobodan Franeta

Founder

Lucha Science Institute

Montenegro

Anton Jurovicki

Co-Founder and CEO

MontePass

Montenegro

Zouheir Lakhdissi

CEO and Co-founder

Dial Technologies

Morocco

Khalid MACHCHATE

Social development activist and entrepreneur

Skillearn and SOS Santé

Morocco

Abneusa Stefania

President

Mozdevz

Mozambique

Catherine Beukes-Amiss

Head of Department

University of Namibia

Namibia

Dr. Anicia Peters

Executive Dean

The Faculty of Computing and Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Namibia

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Nauru

Ananda Raj Khanal

Director and Acting Chief

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

Nepal

Herman van Oorschot

Media enterpreneur

Fullmoon Interactive Solutions

Netherlands

Jan Bieringa

Director

BWX Productions

New Zealand

Tristan Bunn

Lecturer for Interactive Media

Massey university in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand

Max Schleser

Researcher and Creative producer

New Zealand

Alfredo Wilson

Director

guegue.com communications

Nicaragua

Adamou Iro

Conseiller Technique

Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et de la Poste/ Cabinet du Premier Ministre

Niger

Emmanuel Amos

Chief Software Architect / Ceo - Founder

mNCS, FIIM, Programos Software Group

Nigeria

Kristian Bruarøy

CEO

Bridj

Norway

Zawan Al-Sabti

Projects Specialist

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Oman

Jehan Ara

President

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA)

Pakistan

Agha Hamza

Country Head and Ambassador

Hello Tomorrow Pakistan Hub

Pakistan

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Palau

Ashraf Al-Astal

Business Development Expert, Founder of 1plus1.business

1plus1.business

Palestine

Matias Prado Amaya

Professor

University of Technology of Panama

Panama

Marina Pedersen

CEO

Kiyo Group

Paraguay

Rolando Toledo

Red CientA­fica Peruana

Peru

Eloisa Peñalosa Tinio

Co-Founder

Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) Foundation Incorporated

Philippines

Katarzyna Klimek

Project Manager

MOST Foundation

Poland

Jakub Lebuda

Founder and CEO

CLIPATIZE

Poland

Roberto Carneiro

Dean of Institute for Distance Learning & Professor at School of Human Sciences

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Portugal

Sandra Fazenda Almeida

Executive Director

APDC – Digital Business Community

Portugal

Reem Al-Mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Sector Development Sector

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Qatar

Neeti Virmani

Start-Up Coach & Mentor

Global Start-up Campus

Republic of Korea

Radu Jugureanu

eContent Department Director

SC SIVECO Romania SA

Romania

Dmitry Priemov

Head of Mobile

"Rossiya Segodnya" International Information Agency

Russian Federation

Wesley Wharton

Director, Technology

Ministry of Technology

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Saint Lucia

Rudi Daniel

Independent Consultant ICT4dev and Internet Governance

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Samoa

Luciano Capello

Chairman

Digital Design srl

San Marino

MOHAMMED AL MUBARAKI

Manager, Awards and International Competitiveness at E-Government

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Saudi Arabia

Christelle Scharff

Founder

MobileSenegal Hub

Senegal

Damjan Damnjanović

Co Founder

Health Tech LAB

Serbia

Ivana Kostić

Co-founder

Health Tech Lab

Serbia

Algernon Johnson

ISP Technician

Comium

Sierra Leone

Alaric Tan

Project Director

THE PROJECT CREW

Singapore

Vladimír Burčík

CEO

iLearn Online Learning Centre

Slovakia

Borka Jerman-Blazic

Head of a Laboratory for open systems and networks

Josef Stefan Institute and Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Solomon Islands

Mohamed Ibrahim

President

ISOC Somalia

Somalia

Lumko Caesario Mtimde

Chief Executive Officer

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)

South Africa

Rapelang Rabana

Founder & CEO

Rekindle Learning

South Africa

Shem J. Ochuodho

Senior Advisor

Ministry of Telecom & Postal Services

South Sudan

Andreu Vea

Founder and Director

WiWiW.org (Who is Who in the Internet World)

Spain

Chitranganie Mubarak

Digital Society Development Consultant

Sri Lanka

Abdelrahman Noureldien

Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

University of Science and Technology

Sudan

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Suriname

Micael Gustafsson

Managing Director

Cluster 55

Sweden

Adolf Dörig

Founder and Managing Partner

Doerig + Partner Ltd

Switzerland

Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section

UN-ESCWA

Syrian Arab Republic

Fadwa Murad

Director, ICT Incubator

Syrian Computer Society, Syria

Syrian Arab Republic

Catherinerose Barretto

Co-Founder

Pamoja Initiatives Ltd and Kinu Group Ltd

Tanzania

Godfrey Magila

Founder/CEO

Magilatech Co Limited

Tanzania

David Shelters

Co-Founder & CFO

Ovalz

Thailand

Chulee Wangsirilert

Co-founder

RISE IMPACT

Thailand

Kodjovi Cyriaque Pascal Amekudji

ICT and Media Technologies expert-consultant

CA & Partners

Togo

Olevie Kouami

President / CEO

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (INTIC4DEV)

Togo

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Tonga

Gia Gaspard Taylor

President

Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT)

Trinidad and Tobago

Faouzi Zaghbib

General Manager

R2i

Tunisia

Batyr Karryev

Main IT expert

Center of Information Technologies "SIBIS"

Turkmenistan

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Tuvalu

Brian Ndyaguma

Business Development Manager

Hague Institute For Innovation of Law (HiiL.org)

Uganda

Daniel Stern

Director

Mobile Monday Kampala

Uganda

Andrew Kolodyuk

Chairman

Supervisory Board UVCA (Ukrainian Association of venture capital and private equity)

Ukraine

Yuri Perohanych

General Director

Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine (AITEU)

Ukraine

Tatiana Popova

Chairman of the Board

Association "Telecommunication chamber of Ukraine

Ukraine

Tariq Ali

Business Development Officer

E-Government Operations Department - TRA

United Arab Emirates

Andy Favell

Freelance consultant, web editor, journalist

mCordis

United Kingdom

Janine Warner

Co-founder and executive director

SembraMedia

United States of America

Fernando Brum

President of the Board of Directors

National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII)

Uruguay

Laura Di Giovanni

Head of Cooperation Unit

National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII)

Uruguay

Mathew Temar

PositionChief Technical Officer for IT Assist

Vanuatu Government

Vanuatu

Peter Tschernig

Director

CAVEDATOS / ISOC / TecnologiaHechaPalabra

Venezuela

Long Lam

CEO

Quang Trung Software City Development Co., Ltd.

Viet Nam

Abu Baker Sheikh

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Hadramout university of since and technology

Yemen

Silumesii Maboshe

Founder

Pencil Case Studios

Zambia

Mbuyu Lucas Makayi

Developer

BongoHive

Zambia

Tatenda Mbira

IT Officer

Zimbabwe Youth Council

Zimbabwe