22 July 2020

DE-CIX CEO Harald A. Summa elected as Chair of the Organization Member Advisory Council of the Internet Society

Frankfurt am Main, 22 July 2020: Internet pioneer and DE-CIX Chief Executive Officer Harald A. Summa has been elected as one of three Co-Chairs of the Organization Member Advisory Council (OMAC) of the Internet Society (ISOC). The Internet Society Organization Member Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Internet Society senior management and board, on matters affecting the general welfare and effectiveness of the global Internet and its users. All three share the duties of convening meetings, communicating with members and moving the OMAC to its stated purpose of advising the leadership of the Internet Society on matters of strategic and operational importance. The remaining two Co-Chairs elected are senior managers from Amazon and Facebook. The chairs are elected for a period of 24 months.

“It is a great honor to be elected as chair among other senior leaders of the global Internet industry. I look forward to supporting the council and the Internet Society with my experience, and working together with council members to achieve our common goal: an open, robust, reliable and trustworthy Internet for all,” says Harald A. Summa on the occasion of his election.

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, DE-CIX is one of the worldwide leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators running more than 20 IXs in metro regions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.