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New Internet Architecture Board, IETF Trust, IETF LLC and Internet Engineering Task Force Leadership Announced

  • Gabriel MontenegroIETF Nominating Committee Chair

24 Jan 2022

Members of the incoming Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Trust, the IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC) Board of Directors, and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)—which provides leadership for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)—have been officially announced, with new members selected by the 2021-2022 IETF Nominating Committee.

The IETF sets technical standards for the global Internet and the IAB provides long-range technical direction for Internet development. 

The 2021-2022 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) chaired by Gabriel Montenegro was responsible for considering candidates for open seats on the IETF LLC Board, the IETF Trust, the IAB, and the IESG. Candidates selected by the NomCom are indicated by asterisks in the lists below. Other members are continuing existing terms.

The new IAB and IESG will be officially seated at the upcoming IETF 113 meeting scheduled to be held on 19-25 March 2022 in Vienna, Austria. New members of the IETF Trust and IETF LLC Board will be seated at the next meetings of—or as otherwise provided by the procedures of—the respective bodies.

Internet Architecture Board

The IAB provides oversight and commentary on aspects of the Internet’s technical architecture. IAB members beginning in March will be:

  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
  • Deborah Brungard, AT&T
  • Lars Eggert, NetApp
  • Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI
  • Cullen Jennings*, Cisco
  • Mallory Knodel*, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Mirja Kühlewind*, Ericsson
  • Zhenbin Li, Huawei
  • Tommy Pauly*, Apple
  • David Schinazi, Google
  • Russ White, Juniper
  • Qin Wu*, Huawei Technologies
  • Jiankang Yao 姚健康*, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

Colin Perkins, Chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), will serve as an ex-officio member of the IAB.  See the IAB website for more information.

Internet Engineering Steering Group

The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, including final approval of specifications as Internet standards. The work of the IETF is organized into six technical areas and one administrative (general) area. The IESG consists of the area directors (ADs) for each area, who are generally each appointed for two-year terms. Members of the IESG beginning 21 March will be:

Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area

  • Murray Kucherawy*, Facebook
  • Francesca Palombini, Ericsson

General (GEN) Area

  • Lars Eggert, NetApp

Internet (INT) Area

  • Erik Kline*, Google
  • Éric Vyncke, Cisco

Operations and Management (OPS) Area

  • Warren Kumari, Google
  • Robert Wilton*, Cisco

Routing (RTG) Area

  • Andrew Alston*, Liquid Intelligent Technologies
  • Alvaro Retana, Futurewei
  • John Scudder, Juniper

Security (SEC) Area

  • Roman Danyliw, CERT/Software Engineering Institute
  • Paul Wouters*, Aiven

Transport (TSV) Area

  • Martin Duke*, Google
  • Zaheduzzaman Sarker, Ericsson

In addition to his role as the Area Director for the General Area, Lars Eggert will serve as  the IETF Chair. The IAB Chair also serves  as an ex-officio member of the IESG. More information is available on the IESG webpage.

IETF Administration LLC Board of Directors

The IETF LLC provides the corporate legal home for the IETF, the IAB, and the IRTF. Responsibilities of the IETF LLC include: supporting the ongoing operations of the IETF, managing the IETF's finances and budget, raising money on behalf of the IETF, and establishing and enforcing policies. Members of the IETF LLC Board of Directors are:

IETF Trust

The IETF Trust acquires, holds, maintains and licenses intellectual property and other property used in connection with the Internet standards process.  IETF Trustees are:

A Word from the Nominating Committee

The members of the 2021-2022 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) thank all of the members of the community who offered to serve on the IESG, IAB, IETF LLC and IETF Trust.

Additionally, our thanks go out to the many members of the community who have supported the NomCom process. This is primarily a community of volunteers and the NomCom is extremely grateful to everyone who aided us in our task.

With this announcement, the regular work of the NomCom 2021-2022 is at an end.  

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