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Committee of Management (Board)

Martin Potter

Martin Potter – President

Martin Potter is a researcher and a faculty member of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor at James Cook University and has worked with Monash University and the University of Queensland’s Centre of Communication for Social Change.

He is a multi-award-winning creative director and producer of transmedia and media for development projects and is a director of the Big Stories Co. His work includes the participatory media projects Big Stories, Small Towns, which won the Community Champion at SXSW Interactive; Stereopublic: crowdsourcing the quiet, winner of a TED City 2.0 award; and The White Building which ran from 2010 to 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

He has completed a PhD in Screen Studies from Flinders University in South Australia.

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Phet Sayo – Vice-President

Phet Sayo builds and oversees EngageMedia’s strategy, develops fundraising opportunities, creates and sustains partnerships and collaborations, and provides top-level oversight of finance, operations, programs, and technology.

Phet brings decades of experience in information, communications, and technology for development, and Internet governance. Prior to joining EngageMedia, he served 15 years as a Senior Program Officer at the International Development Research Center (IDRC). At the IDRC, his portfolio included work on access to connectivity, access to knowledge, digital rights and the right to privacy, field building for communications policy, platformisation and the future of work, and Artificial Intelligence for development.

Prior to his post with the IDRC, he led ICT for development initiatives as a programme specialist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), including work on fostering the Free and Open Source movement in the Asia-Pacific.

Aim Sinpeng – Secretary

Aim Sinpeng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She is the co-founder of the Sydney Cybersecurity Network and Thailand coordinator of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. An award-winning educator, Aim is passionate about digital rights and internet freedom.

A native of Thailand, Aim has 15 years of experience in finance and international development, having worked for the World Bank and IHS Markit. She continues to consult on political and market risk, media development, and digitisation in the Asia Pacific.

Aim completed her PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Toronto. Aim has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia and speaks five languages.

Edmon-Chung

Edmon Chung – Treasurer

Edmon Chung is a social innovator and entrepreneur. Edmon is currently the CEO of DotAsia and serves on the Board of ICANN, the Executive Committee of Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK), the Board of Make a Difference (MaD) Institute, and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).

Edmon also served on the founding board of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) and continues to support its secretariat, and participates extensively in Internet governance and social innovation matters.

Edmon has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Arts in Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Malavika Jayaram

Malavika Jayaram – Member

Malavika Jayaram is the inaugural Executive Director of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a Faculty Associate.

A technology lawyer for over 15 years, she practised law at Allen & Overy, London, and was Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup. She taught India’s first course on Information Technology & Law in 1997 and is adjunct faculty at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago.

She is on the Advisory Board of Mozilla’s Tech Policy Fellowship, and is an Associate Fellow with Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), as part of its Asia-Pacific Programme. She is a member of the High-Level Expert Advisory Group to the OECD project, “Going Digital: Making the Transformation Work for Growth and Well-being”. Malavika tweets at @MalJayaram.