Adiel Akplogan is Vice-President for Technical engagement at ICANN with more than 25 years engagement and active contribution to the Internet industry globally. Before joining ICANN Adiel was the President and CEO of AFRINIC from 2004-2015, IT Director for Symbol Technology (a Motorola company) in France (2001-2003) and CTO at CAFÉ Informatique in Togo (1994-2000). Recognized as one of the Internet Technology pioneers in Africa, he has contributed to building technical capacity for some of the first private ISPs in West Africa between 1996 and 2000. These achievements were recently recognized by the Internet Society community which Inducted him into the 2019 class of Internet Hall of Fame.
Adiel Akplogan is an Electrical Engineer and holds a Masters in E-Business and New Technology Management from Paris Graduate School of Management. He lives and works from Montreal (Canada).