WITSA Member Appointed to IGF Executive Body

Hossam El-Gamal

Engr. Hossam El-Gamal, Vice-Chairman of the Egyptian Information, Telecommunications, Electronics and Software Alliance (EITESAL), has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the organisation of the 2014 IGF scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, on September 2-5, 2014.

Hossam is currently the Vice-Chairman of EITESAL, the leading ICT industry NGO in Egypt and head of it executive office, while for previous years he was a Board member and chairing its Software Division with 150 members catering them and all the SW industry with required activities advocating for them and boosting their business development, technical and entrepreneurship capabilities. He is among others, member of several committees in MCIT, ICT chamber, the AMCHAM and the CANCHAM.

In his Capacity as Vice-Chairman of EITESAL, he has a leadership role in the ICT industry in Egypt and related strategic projects with the government. Hossam is actively participating as a leading member of the e-security and e-knowledge transfer community in Egypt, contributing in formulating related awareness and maturity strategy.

Hossam Elgamal is also a board member and treasurer of AFICTA, contributing in making synergy between African nations' ICT industries, bringing stronger ties and higher maturity by sharing knowledge, challenges and successes, while also bridging between African ICT industry and International ICT cloud and governing policies.

He is a member of the National Child Internet Safety Committee, led by the Senior Advisor of MCIT for information Security, contributing in better legislation, awareness, training and technology implementtation to assure safer internet use for children.

Hossam is focused currently on developing ICT strategies to serve different market segments in growing countries achieving creative non-traditional leap frog steps toward prosperity by capitalizing on technology transfer, localized creative ideas and best successful similar projects worldwide to roll out.

Hossam is a serial entrepreneur, currently partner in GNSE Group www.gnsegroup.com, Edrac www.edrac.com, Agora www.forsa.com.eg, Telemed international www.telemedint.net with a professional experience covering ICT Technical, International Business Development, General and strategic Management.

The purpose of the MAG is to advise  the Secretary General on the program and schedule of  the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The MAG comprises of 56 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives from the academic and technical communities. The MAG holds meetings three times a year at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and is preceded by open consultations meetings.

Please see the IGF press release for additional information and a full listing of the new MAG.

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