The CEO of Cybernet Danish Lakhani has been appointed to the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) Foundation Board. He is to be part of the board among other Asian internet pioneers Dr Edward Suing Tian, CEO China Netcom and previously Vice Chairman of PCCW; Mr Michael Malone, founder of iiNET; Ms Sylvia Sumarlin, founder of Dyviacom Intrabumi (DNET); and Mr Sharad Sanghi, CEO and Founder of Netmagic.
The foundation was established in Hong Kong in September 2016 and first discussed by the APNIC Executive Council (EC) in 2014, when it set out to explore a mechanism to support and expand the APNIC Development Program.
All the projects and activities funded by the Foundation are designed and managed by APNIC, in collaboration with funding partners interested in Internet development. These activities are then implemented by APNIC and partners, which include a growing group of community trainers and technical advisors etc.
The Foundation is guided by an independent Board of Directors that are selected by the APNIC EC. The Foundation’s staff are based in the APNIC office in Brisbane, Australia.
This is the first time a Pakistani has been appointed to this prestigious position, and it is a strong testament to the robust development of the Internet in Pakistan.
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