The GNI Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and fiduciary operations of the initiative. The GNI Board is composed of ten representatives from companies, five from civil society organizations, two from the academic community, two from the investor community, and an Independent Chair. There is one additional seat for an academic or investor representative, alternating between the two constituencies every 18 months. Each Board member also designates an alternate Board member from within its organization or constituency.

The following members served on the GNI Board from 2017 – 2020:

Independent Chair
Mark Stephens, CBE

ICT Companies

Miranda Sissons, Facebook
Lewis Segall, Google
Steve Crown, Microsoft/LinkedIn
Fiona Cura-Pitre, Nokia
Yves Nissim, Orange
Anita Househam, Telenor Group
Patrik Hiselius, Telia Company
Nicole Karlebach, Verizon Media
Laura Okkonen, Vodafone Group

Civil Society Organizations

Greg Nojeim, Center for Democracy & Technology
Robert Mahoney, Committee to Protect Journalists
Charles Bradley, Global Partners Digital
Julie Owono, Internet sans Frontières
Kat Duffy, Internews

Academics and Academic Organizations

Jessica Fjeld, Berkman Klein Center
Meg Roggensack, Georgetown University (Independent)
K.S. Park, Korea University Law School (Independent)


Adam Kanzer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Bennett Freeman, EIRIS Conflict Risk Network

The Following members serve as Alternate Board Members:

ICT Company Alternates

Moira Oliver, BT Group
Théo Jaekel, Ericsson
Alex Warofka, Facebook
Alexandria Walden, Google
Bernard Shen, Microsoft/LinkedIn
Silvia Garrigo, Millicom
Christoph Steck, Telefónica
Sarah Altschuller, Verizon Media
Dorothee D’Herde, Vodafone Group

Civil Society Organization Alternates

Emma Llansó, Center for Democracy & Technology
Elonnai Hickok, Centre for Internet and Society
Usama Khilji, Bolo Bhi
Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch
Andreas Reventlow, International Media Support

Academic Alternates

Chinmayi Arun, (Independent)
Agustina Del Campo, Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión
Molly Land, UConn Human Rights Institute

Investor Alternate

Lauren Compere, Boston Common Asset Management