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Markus Kummer

Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Markus Kummer was appointed to this post by the United Nations Secretary-General in March 2006. Previously he headed the Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), which was established by the Secretary-General on a mandate by the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society. From 2002 until 2004 he held the position as eEnvoy of the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne. His main tasks included foreign policy co-ordination with regard to information and communication technologies in general and the WSIS in particular. Mr. Kummer was a member of the Swiss delegation during the first phase of the WSIS where he chaired several negotiating groups, including the group on Internet Governance. He is a career diplomat who served in several functions in the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne, Lisbon, Vienna, Oslo, Geneva and Ankara.

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