Left: Njeri Rionge is CEO and Founder, Ignite Consulting & Investment Limited, and Director and Co-founder, Wananchi Online Limited (www.wananchi.com), a leading IP communications solutions provider. Njeri is a long-term advisor to ICANN. Njeri Rionge was elected to the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee for two terms, from 2003 through 2008. Important links discussing Njeri's background include: ICANN Profile ; ICANN Wiki ; Linked-in.
i-DNS.net International Inc., the venture capital -funded spin-off from National University of Singapore (NUS) that championed IDN. A pioneer on IDN, he coined the term "IDN" while being part of the team from NUS that in 1997/8 invented/developed the original IDN technology. His company is the first company which pioneered i-DNS technology for global deployment of multilingual domain names Dr Subbiah has been involved in Internationalized Domain Names "IDN" movement from back in 1999 and has been responsible for launches of IDN in more than a dozen countries since then. He has recently launched the IDRU.org, a group of key global language members including DCA. Prof. is also a long time advisor and follower of ICANN on Domian name policies and understands intimately the registry/registrar business as well as the policy space. Africa is not new to Prof. Subbiah. He has worked and travelled throught Africa extensivly and was involved for over a decade. Subbiah has a degree in Mathematical Physics from England and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard. A published author of peer-reviewed articles primarily in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics, he has also founded or co-founded several venture-backed start-ups located in Silicon Valley or Singapore and centered on either Internet/ computing technology or biotechnology.