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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 178 UN member countries.
To be introduced to one of WSA’s experts, please contact WSA office.

 

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National Experts

Katarzyna Klimek

Project Manager

MOST Foundation

Poland

Fadwa Murad

Director, ICT Incubator

Syrian Computer Society, Syria

Syrian Arab Republic

Malisa Richards

Web Services Manager

BrainStreet Group Inc.

Guyana

Amavi Komi

CEO

Be Connected Abroad S.a..r.l

Togo

Samer Geissah

Vice President Innovation

du - Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company

United Arab Emirates

Carolina Rossi

CoMedia Cofounder. Former Start-Up Chile. SOSV & Harvard Social Venture Fellow

Chile

MOHAMMED AL MUBARAKI

Manager, Awards and International Competitiveness at E-Government

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Saudi Arabia

Pelagia Baxevani

Manager

1,2,3 Go Social

Luxembourg

Ilkka Kurkela

Business Area Director

University of Helsinki

Finland

Michal Zalesak

Director

Prague Startup Centre

Czech Republic

Mariana Montaldo

Jefe de Contenidos

Plan Ceibal

Uruguay

Per Bach

Chairman of the Board

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

Denmark

KYLA MITSUNAGA

Happiness Coach

Founder, WITH vs AT

Republic of Korea

Khalid MACHCHATE

Social development activist and entrepreneur

Skillearn and SOS Santé

Morocco

Shaun Nik

Founder and Director

EST & Company Private Limited

Singapore

Andrew Kolodyuk

Chairman

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

Ukraine

Lissette Pérez Pérez

Official of the Directorate

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

Cuba

Sanzar Kakar

Chairman

AFGHANISTAN HOLDING GROUP

Afghanistan

Alaric Tan

Project Director

THE PROJECT CREW

Singapore

Cedric Pemberton

Solution Oriented Freelance Systems Analyst and Software Developer

Dominica State College

Dominica

Ismail Wahdan

Head of E-government Section

Greater Amman Municipality

Jordan

Pavel Varbanov

EU Projects coordinator

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Mbuyu Lucas Makayi

Developer

BongoHive

Zambia

Long Lam

CEO

Quang Trung Software City Development Co., Ltd.

Viet Nam

Ahmed M. El-Sobky

Vice CEO

Information Technology Industry Development Agency “ITIDA”

Egypt

Vorasone Dengkayaphichith

National Coordinator

The Land Information Working Group

Lao People`s Democratic Republic

Josephine Cacdac

Vice President for Academic Affairs

TRACE College in Los Banos

Philippines

Gary Schwartz

Global Director

Location Based Marketing Association

Canada

Yvonne Wong

Deputy General Manager

Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited

China

David Shelters

Program Director C Asean

Thailand

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4Tradies

Australia

Zuheir Lakhdissi

CEO and Co-founder

Dial Tehcnologies

Morocco

Rudy Laddaga

Entrepreneur

Gnius Club

Mexico

Chitranganie Mubarak

Chairperson

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)

Sri Lanka

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Witman Hung

President

Internet Professional Association

China

Slobodan Franeta

Founder

Lucha Science Institute

Montenegro

Yuri Perohanych

General Director

Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine (AITEU)

Ukraine

Ana Gonçalves Pereira

Diretora Executiva

APDC – Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações

Portugal

Kristine Zunde

Project Manager

Latvian IT Cluster

Kamran Agasi

Director of Innovations Center

Innovations Center Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Roberto Carneiro

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

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Portugal

Jóhann Malmquist

Professor and serial entrepreneur

University of Iceland

Iceland

Adolf Dörig

Founder and Managing Partner

Doerig + Partner Ltd

Switzerland

Ieva Žilionienė

Director of Strategy

Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania

Noémi Horváth

EU Project Director

Hungarian Association of Content Industry

Hungary

Kenneth Bone

Managing Director

Seasus

Malta

Younis Hijazi

Senior Advisor European Funding

Luxinnovation GIE

Luxembourg

Dmitry Priemov

Head of Mobile

"Rossiya Segodnya" International Information Agency

Russian Federation

Luciano Capello

Chairman

Digital Design srl

San Marino

Alex Hung

CEO

Crossover International Co. Ltd.

China

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

Andreu Vea

Founder and Director

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

Spain

Alfredo Ronchi

Gerneral Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Suzan Hazan

Director

Digital-Heritage

Israel

Martin Casey

Managing Director

Arekibo Communications

Ireland

Dimitros Tsolis

Assistant Professor, PhD

High Performance Information Systems Laboratory, University of Patras

Greece

Alexander Felsenberg

Director Digital Strategy

Capita Customer Services (Germany) GmbH

Germany

Anna Piperal

Managing Director

Estonia

Bardhyl Jashari

Director

Foundation Metamorphosis

Macedonia

Ján Simkanič

CEO

Internet Info

Czech Republic

Nicholas Nicoli

Department of Communications

University of Nicosia

Cyprus

Sebastian Ladika

President

Croatian Association for Promotion of Information Society

Croatia

Yiannis Doxaras

CEO and Co-Founder

warp.ly

Greece

Tatiana Popova

Chairman of the Board

Association "Telecommunication chamber of Ukraine

Ukraine

Andy Favell

Freelance consultant, web editor, journalist

mCordis

United Kingdom

Herman Oorschot

Media enterpreneur

Fullmoon Interactive Solutions

Netherlands

Micael Gustafsson

Managing Director

Cluster 55

Sweden

Radu Jugureanu

eContent Department Director

SC SIVECO Romania SA

Romania

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Kristian Bruarøy

Interactive Producer and Project Manager

TV 2 Norway

Norway

Anton Jurovicki

Co-Founder and CEO

MontePass

Montenegro

Victor Besliu

Head of IT Department

Technical University of Moldova

Moldova

Rudi Vansnick

President

Internet Society Belgium

Belgium

Sergei Enin

Executive Director

NGO «Information Society»

Belarus

Taghi Taghizada

Project manager

Innovations Center

Azerbaijan

Aiga Irmeja

Executive Director

Latvian IT Cluster

Latvia

Jakub Lebuda

Founder and CEO

CLIPATIZE

Poland

George Shubitidze

President

ICT Business Council of Georgia

Georgia

Christian Rupp

Spokesperson Federal Platform Digital Austria

Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria

Austria

Arnaud Druelle

Associate & co-founder

Spizeo

France

Yengibaryan Bagrat

Director

Enterprise Incubator Foundation

Armenia

Joan Font

Head of the Audiovisuals & Comunications Department

Government of Andorra

Andorra

Tanja Madžarević

Business Development Manager

Education Development Center Inc.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dritan Mezini

Senior consultant and Managing Director

DM Consulting Services

Albania

Leyla Keser

Director

IT Law Institute at Bilgi University

Turkey

Juan Alfonso Fernández González

Advisor

Ministry of Communications of Cuba

Cuba

Jefferson Francisco

Research Consultant and Co-Founder

Proyecto La Cumbre

El Salvador

Tore Haugland

CEO

Ouvi

Brazil

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

CaribbeanAssociation of National Telecommunication Organizations

Belize

Carlos A. Watson Carazo

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

ISOC Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Batyr Karryev

Main IT expert

Center of Information Technologies "SIBIS"

Turkmenistan

Jehan Ara

President

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

Pakistan

Soon Chang

Chief Executive Officer

BITEX Sdn.Bhd

Brunei Darussalam

Cecil McCain

Director of Post and Telecommunications

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining

Jamaica

Ananda Raj Khanal

Director and Acting Chief

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

Nepal

Alfredo Wilson

Director

guegue.com communications

Nicaragua

Tshering Cigay Dorji

Chief Executive Officer

Thimphu TechPark Ltd.

Bhutan

Juan de Urraza

CEO

Posibillian Tech

Paraguay

Suny MD Ashraf Khan

CEO and Managing Director

Multimedia Content & Communications (MCC) Ltd.

Bangladesh

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Suriname

Yusuf Shunan

Founder

Maldicore Group Pvt Ltd

Maldives

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Saint Lucia

Tricia Balthazar

Service Development Manager

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Haiti

Rolando Toledo

Red CientA­fica Peruana

Peru

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

CEO

Bubu.com

Indonesia

Maria Mercedes Zaghi

Operations Director

Ergocom

Guatemala

Humaid Al Basti

TRA

United Arab Emirates

Ashraf Al-Astal

Business Development Expert, Founder of 1plus1.business

1plus1.business

Palestine

Rafael Antonio Ibarra

IT Director

Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas

El Salvador

Gia Gaspard Taylor

President

Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT)

Trinidad and Tobago

Karim Mohamed Attoumani

PMO & Regulatory Project Manager

Telecom Comores – Telma Group branch in Comoros

Comoros

Wesley Wharton

Director, Technology

Ministry of Technology

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Suleman Bakhsh

Senior ICT Analyst

Telecommunication Regulation Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Peter Tschernig

Director

CAVEDATOS / ISOC / TecnologiaHechaPalabra

Venezuela

Zawan Al-Sabti

Projects Specialist

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Oman

Kamal Okba

CEO

Mauritel

Mauritania

Gabriel Deek

President

Professional Computer Association (PCA)

Lebanon

Ernesto Kruger

Founder

KRUGER CORPORATION

Ecuador

Reem Al-Mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Sector Development Sector

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Qatar

Sergio Llano

Professor

Sabana Unviersity in Bogotá, Colombia

Colombia

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist

Dot Design

Kuwait

Rudi Daniel

Independent Consultant ICT4dev and Internet Governance

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Abdelrahman Noureldien

Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

University of Science and Technology

Sudan

Matias Prado Amaya

Professor

University of Technology of Panama

Panama

Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section

UN-ESCWA

Syrian Arab Republic

Cid Torquato

torquato.org

Brazil

Faouzi Zaghbib

General Manager

R2i

Tunisia

Wilson Cuellar

Project Manager ICTD

Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones - ENTEL

Bolivia

Abu Baker Sheikh

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Hadramout university of since and technology

Yemen

Ghassan H. Abdul-Majeed

Director

Computer Center Baghdad University

Iraq

Cedric Pemberton

Dominican Republic

Nawaf Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Maria Raquel Isaula Peralta

National coordinator

Sustainable Development Networking Honduras (RDS-HN)

Honduras

Glendon Langaigne

Head of Customer Solutions Delivery Department

LIME

Grenada

Mohamed Saad-Laib

Project Manager

DIDACTICA, Higher School of Management and Information Technologies

Algeria

Tatenda Mbira

IT Officer

Zimbabwe Youth Council

Zimbabwe

Arturo Lopez Valerio

Director

Cámara Dominicana de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Dominican Republic

Silumesii Maboshe

Founder

Pencil Case Studios

Zambia

Catherinerose Barretto

Co-Founder

Pamoja Initiatives Ltd and Kinu Group Ltd

Tanzania

Godfrey Magila

Founder/CEO

Magilatech Co Limited

Tanzania

Nelson Simon

CEO

Networking Systems Solution

Antigua and Barbuda

Daniel Stern

Director

Mobile Monday Kampala

Uganda

Olevie Kouami

President / CEO

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (INTIC4DEV)

Togo

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

Shem J. Ochuodho

Senior Advisor

Ministry of Telecom & Postal Services

South Sudan

Olga Cavalli

Argentina Representative

Governmental Adivisor Committee of ICANN

Argentina

Rapelang Rabana

Founder & CEO

Rekindle Learning

South Africa

Lumko Caesario Mtimde

Chief Executive Officer

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)

South Africa

Mohamed Ibrahim

President

ISOC Somalia

Somalia

Troy Weekes

Chief Executive Officer

EZLearner Inc.

Barbados

Algernon Johnson

ISP Technician

Comium

Sierra Leone

Christelle Scharff

Founder

MobileSenegal Hub

Senegal

Alex Ntale

Rwanda

Emmanuel Amos

Chief Software Architect / Ceo - Founder

mNCS, FIIM, Programos Software Group

Nigeria

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Samoa

Adamou Iro

Conseiller Technique

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

Niger

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Nauru

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Catherine Beukes-Amiss

Head of Department

University of Namibia

Namibia

Zauria Saifodine

Head of ICT Training and Certification

ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit

Mozambique

Max Schleser

Researcher and Creative producer

New Zealand

Dave Kissoondoyal

Director of Information Technology

Teleforma ltd - a US Upstream Co.

Mauritius

Jan Bieringa

Director

BWX Productions

New Zealand

Mariko Assa Simbara

Training manager

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

Mali

Derek Lakudzala

Partner

BUMAS International

Malawi

Janine Warner

Executive Director and Founder

SembraMedia

United States of America

Lala Andriamampianina

Professor

University of Antananarivo

Madagascar

Khaled Ben Hamed

Lecturer

Faculty of IT, University of Tripoli

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Mathew Temar

PositionChief Technical Officer for IT Assist

Vanuatu Government

Vanuatu

Abraham Massaley

Former President

Press Union of Liberia

Liberia

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Tuvalu

Tsitso Tlali

Founder & CEO

KoL Starts

Lesotho

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Tonga

Alex Thou

Management Trainer, Market Researcher and Business Consultant

Kenya

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Solomon Islands

Andrew Gakiria

National Coordinator

KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE

Kenya

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Palau

Paul Kukubo

Chief Executive Officer

East Africa Exchange

Kenya

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Marshall Islands

Dorothy Gordon

Technology for Development consultant

Ghana

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Kiribati

Poncelet Ileleji

President

Information Technology Association of the Gambia

Gambia

Thanguy Obame

Inspector of Labor

Ministry of Labor

Gabon

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro

Founder

Pasifika NEXUS

Fiji

Dagmawi Lemma

Head of the Computer Science Department

Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia

Christian Bope Domilongo

IT Network Team Leader

IBM

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Didier Rukeratabaro Kasole

Chief Technology Officer

Supranet

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Baudouin Schombe

Coordonnateur

Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel (CAFEC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kudzo Tay

CEO

Coopération Conseil International

Cote d`Ivoire

John John Nsoga

Chairman & CEO

AfricaCom International Group

Cameroon

Jean-Paul Nkurunziza

National Animator

DSF-FSN Project in Burundi

Burundi

Sylvestre Ouedraogo

Founder

Yam Pukri

Burkina Faso

Tristan Bunn

Lecturer for Interactive Media

Massey university in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand

Gabriel Rasenyai

Executive Secretary

The Computer Society of Botswana

Botswana

Agang K. Ditlhogo

Co-Founder

The clicking Generation

Botswana

Hermann Aplogan

Founder, Senior e-Content & Mobile Apps Adviser

MobileTech Consulting

Benin