Sr Manager, Information Society Affairs, NTRA & Executive Coordinator , Arab IGF
Hisham Aboulyazed is Senior Manager for Global Internet Policies at the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in Egypt (NTRA), and Executive Coordinator of the Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF) Secretariat. He is also a founding member of Internet Masr (NGO) which is also hosting the ISOC Egypt Chapter. With more than 14 years of experience in ICT policy, he is responsible for Internet Governance strategies and Internet global policies, including NTRA's engagement in Internet Governance deliberations at the United Nations IGF, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Before that he served as Unit Manager for ITU Affairs at NTRA since May 2006. In 2007 he was appointed by ITU as Vice-Chairman of the Expert Group on International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), and afterwards in 2009 he was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Working Group on the World Conference on International Communication (WCIT). He first joined NTRA as Radio Spectrum Planning Engineer in 2002. Hisham holds a B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering.