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 currently serve on the GNI Board:

Independent Chair
David Kaye

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
Lillian Nalwoga, CIPESA
Charles Bradley, Global Partners Digital
Kat Duffy, Internews
Mishi Choudhary, Software Freedom Law Center India

Academics and Academic Organizations

Jessica Fjeld, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Meg Roggensack, Georgetown University Law Center (Independent)
K.S. Park, Korea University Law School (Independent)


Adam Kanzer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Lauren Compere, Boston Common Asset Management

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 Organizations Alternates

Usama Khilji, Bolo Bhi
Gurshabad Grover, Centre for Internet & Society
María Paz Canales, Derechos Digitales

Deborah Brown, Human Rights Watch
Andreas Reventlow, International Media Support

Academic Alternates

Chinmayi Arun, (Independent)
Agustina Del Campo, Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información

Investor Alternate

Corey Klemmer, Domini Investments
Emilie Westholm, Folksam

See the Board of Directors (2017-2020)