Mohamed EL Bashir

Mohamed EL Bashir

Public Policy & Internet Governance Strategist
Joined on March 28, 2010
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+15 years of International experience delivering more than 10 global/country-wide Internet/Telecom Public Policy, Regulatory Frameworks, and Technology Programs.

Recently co-lead the global transition process for the Internet’s Infrastructure oversight from the U.S. Government to the global Internet Community represented by ICANN. Led cross-functional policy & technical and systems teams of up to 30 from diverse organizational stakeholder groups like ICANN, The Internet Society, International Chambers of Commerce, IETF, Governments Representatives (e.g United States, China, India, Brazil & Egypt) and leading Tech. companies ( e.g Facebook).

Have work experience in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and comfortable doing business with diverse cultures with an excellent team building and project management skills.

Holds an MBA degree from the University of Manchester and completed executive education programs from MIT Solan Business School, Stanford University and the University of Oxford.

Awarded the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Leadership Award 2016. Founder of Internet/ICT Civil Society Organizations, including two Internet Society Chapters.

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