APRALO Leadership Team Selections

The following positions required a suitable Regional Leader to be appointed to serve in the 2015-2017 APRALO Leadership Team (AP-LT)

1. An ALAC Representative for 2 year term ending in November 2017

2. A  Vice Chair to serve a 2 year term ending in November 2017

*Please note that the following positions will also be appointed: 

NomCom Selectee for the Asia-Pacific Region will also be appointed for the 2015-2016 Term.

The Secretariat will be appointed for the 2015-2016 Term. This is a discretionary appointment.


The following extract of our new Rules of Procedure are relevant to this process:

*Section D: Selections, Elections and Appointments*

*28. General Provisions*

28.1 According to the ICANN by-laws, the APRALO appointments, and selections should be made wherever possible by Consensus, but failing that, elections can always be used and the methodology for such is outlined in these RoP.

28.2 Elections and selections can take place by electronic mail, online ballot, written ballot, or any other convenient and accurate means that are deemed to provide appropriate degree of confidentiality.

* 29 Procedures for the Selection of Leaders and the APRALO Leadership Team*

*29.1 Ordinary Leadership selections*

29.1.1 Ordinary selections of the APRALO Chair and Vice Chair(s) shall be held so as to have the new selections prior to the start of the end of June each year. The selection should preferably be completed  at least three weeks prior to the start of the June/July ICANN Meeting to facilitate travel arrangements IF the selectee is expected to attend that ICANN Meeting. They are expected however to attend  the ICANN Meeting were the ICANN AGM is held and where they will effectively 'take their seats' for the roles that are appointed to.



  •  Participation in APRALO and ALAC meetings and activities.
  •  Knowledge of ICANN's structure and functions, including knowledge of its SO/ACs.
  •  Willingness to spend the time that is expected of NomCom members (noting  that  there are weekly calls of over 2 hours each week)
  •  Ability to retain confidential information
  •  Good analytical skills. Human resources background is considered useful.


Self-nominations are welcome. Self-nominations are deemed to also act as formal acceptance of 'nomination'.

The following APRALO Leadership Team positions will be open:

1. An ALAC Representative for 2 year term ending at the end of the AGM in November 2017 - Maureen currently serves in this role. She is eligible for re-selection.

2. A Vice Chair to serve a 2 year term ending in AGM 2017 - Satish currently serves in this role. He is eligible for re-selection.

Nominations for APRALO Representative to the ALAC (AGM 2015-AGM 2017)

Role Previously Held By

Nominations for APRALO Representative to the ALAC  term Oct 2015- Nov 2017

Nominated By

Supported By

Date Nominee Accepted

Nominee's StatementResult
Maureen Hilyard (eligible for re-election)Maureen HilyardAPRALO Leadership TeamCheryl Langdon-Orr, Holly Raiche, Siranush Vardanyan, Gunela Astbrink, Pua Hunter, Ali AlMeshal, Jahangir Hossain, Rafid Fatani, Aris Ignacio, Lianna Galstyan

21 April 2015 (APRALO monthly call)

Thank you to the ALSes of APRALO for the support that has been given to me during my two year term on the ALAC. It has been a busy time with APRALO, ALAC, ALAC Leadership Team and ccNSO meeting activities on top of a hectic day job as project manager for Cook Islands Government development projects. During my term, my working group participation has included the development of Rules of Procedure for both ALAC and APRALO, the establishment of MOUs with both APNIC and APTLD, the Metrics and Capacity Building Working Groups and relationship building with the RALO Secretariats. I was also on the BMSPC which ran the election of the ALAC member to the Board and am on the newly initiated At Large Review Working Party. I hosted two APRALO leaders (Holly and Ali) on Rarotonga for our PacINET, and participated with Satish in the APRICOT event in Japan - both were CROPP events. I am very grateful for the APRALO Leadership Team that I work with, and I have enjoyed meeting and working with the members of our APRALO ALSes at our General Assemblies. If I am the choice for APRALO to the ALAC for another term, then I will continue do my best to achieve any new goals and objectives that we set for our Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands region and our ALS members. 

Maureen Hilyard by acclamation

Nominations for APRALO Vice-Chair Position (AGM 2015-AGM 2017)

Role Previously Held By

Nominations for APRALO Leadership (AP-LT) role Proposed:

Nominated By

Supported By

Date Nominee Accepted


Satish Babu (eligible for re-election)Satish BabuAPRALO Leadership Team

Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Maureen Hilyard, Holly Raiche, Siranush Vardanyan, Gunela Astbrink, Pua Hunter, Ali AlMeshal, Jahangir Hossain, Yashar Hajiyev, Rafid Fatani, Aris Ignacio, Lianna Galstyan  

05 May 2015

Satish Babu by acclamation

APRALO Secretariat Position is a discretionary appointment:

(APRALO ROPs V 1.4 following the original Operating Principles) 

Role Previously Held By

Nominations for APRALO Leadership (AP-LT) role Proposed:

Nominated By

Supported By

Date Nominee Accepted


Pavan Budhrani (eligible for re-election)Pavan Budhrani / ISOC HKAPRALO Leadership TeamHolly Raiche, Siranush Vardanyan, Gunela Astbrink, Pua Hunter, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Ali AlMeshal, Jahangir Hossain, Yashar Hajiyev, Rafid Fatani, Aris Ignacio, Lianna Galstyan, Maureen Hilyard       

06 May 2015

Pavan Budhrani / ISOC HK by acclamation

ALAC Voting Delegates to the NomCom for 2015-2016

See criteria for Selection of NomCom Candidates -  see:  Article VII- Section 4 ICANN By Laws

Role Previously Held By


Nominated by / Supported By

Date Accepted

Nominee's Statement (optional)
Regional Candidate(s) Recommended to the ALAC
ALAC Appointed Delegates to the NomCom
Satish Babu (not eligible for re-selection)Gunela Astbrink

Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Maureen Hilyard

21 April 2015 (APRALO monthly call)

Here is my background to explain why I believe I can contribute as an ALAC voting delegate to the NomCom.

I have been active in the global Internet community for over 15 years with participation in the Internet Society, globally, regionally and nationally and through this to ICANN and the IGF.

My professional life started with library and information management qualifications in Australia before heading to Europe where I led and participated in projects at the Telematics and Disability Centre of Telia (Swedish Telecom) and European Union-funded projects such as COST 219 and CARDIAC. I have researched and written policy on accessibility to information and communications technologies for the past 25 years.

I am a Director of the Internet Society of Australia since 2000 and a member of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society since 2008. I have been successful in applying for ISOC Community Grants workshops that have been delivered in Sri Lanka for Chapter Leaders and in Pacific Island countries as part of annual Pacific INETs.

I was the inaugural Australian IGF ambassador (2013) and before and since that time, have succeeded in proposing workshops and organising speakers for national, regional and global IGFs. I am currently a member of the APrIGF Multistakeholder Steering Group.

I am a member of ICANN’s APRALO, the At-Large Accessibility Taskforce and the Technology Taskforce and was Assistant Moderator at ATLAS II’s Thematic Group 3. I was selected in 2013 to be part of the inaugural At-Large Mentor Program. 

I am Principal of GSA InfoComm and a Fellow of the RSA, 21st enlightenment. I am an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University and have taught Information Policy and Governance to postgraduate students in Griffith University’s Department of International Business and Asian Studies.

I contribute to the Internet community through writing Issues Papers and award-winning articles, organising capacity-building workshops and speaking at Internet and telecommunications conferences and events throughout the world.

In 2012, I was invited to join ISOC’s NomCom to identify and select candidates for the Board of Trustees.

All these activities have given me the opportunity of building a large network of colleagues globally in technical, legal, social and academic circles. I believe that this experience and network will be a useful foundation to contribute to ICANN’s NomCom. I look forward to your support

Amir Qayyum by election

Amir Qayyum by endorsement vote

Amir Qayyum

Amir Qayyum, Siranush Vardanyan, Jahangir Hossain, Lianna Galstyan, Aris Ignacio, Muhammad Yousaf, Bikram Shrestha

09 May 2015

I am associated with Internet since early nineties, as a user and a technical person. I did my Masters and PhD from France, and also worked as a researcher at the renowned lab: INRIA Rocquencourt, France. It always gives me a refreshing feeling when I see myself as part of a large connected community! I am ICANN Fellowship alumni, and got involved into ICANN activities since 2012, through the local ISOC Chapter. I am currently the Chair Executive Council of ISOC Islamabad Chapter, which is one of the registered ALS in ICANN/APRALO. I am quite much involved in capacity building activities (IPv6, DNSSEC, etc.) with ISOC, APNIC and ICANN's Middle-East regional team, and conducted numerous training workshops, informational seminars and general awareness talks on ICANN's activities and policy, APNIC's technical stuff and ISOC's Internet Governance theme. Being a professor and researcher at a university, I enjoy working on networking protocols (I am also a co-author of the RFC 3626), and often involve my students to build working solutions for various societal issues. In this regard, I lead many funded R&D projects in the domain of wired and wireless networks for social applications, funded by ISOC USA, Govt of France in ICT-Asia program and also in PHC program, Govt of Pakistan through its ICT R&D Fund, and by the local industry too. I am also serving since 2011 as the Chair IEEE Computer Society Islamabad Chapter, and since 2007 as the Founding Director, Center of Research in Networks and Telecom (CoReNeT - www.corenet.org.pk). Being a French alumni, I am also the founding member of the Board of Directors and the Vice-President of Pak-France Alumni Network (PFAN - www.pfan.org.pk). With my technical and research experience, active involvement in Internet organizations and associations, a large connected circle of friends, colleagues and students, and a strong motivation and enthusiasm to serve the community, I feel that I can contribute in ICANN as a NomCom member from APRALO.

Hoping to serve the community better.



•30 April - Announcement of call for nominations and Nominee's Statement.**

•30 April - 9 May  - Nomination period (nominations accepted for 10 working days).

•16 May - Deadline for nomination acceptances

•18 May - 28 May 2015 - Elections (If required, elections will begin no later than one week after the deadline for nomination acceptances and end no later than two weeks after that deadline).

•2015 AGM [ ICANN 54 ]  - Newly elected representatives shall be seated at the close of the 2015 AGM on Thursday, 22nd October 2015.

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