AFIX Elects Inaugural Board of Directors

The African IXP Association (AFIX), a regional body of core Internet infrastructure operators in Africa, has successfully conducted its inaugural board election. This news was announced at the 12th African Peering & Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), the organization’s annual conference which it hosts in partnership with the Internet Society.

Please read our full press release for more details.

The election was conducted online via the Zeus Electronic Voting system with support and oversight from the European Internet Exchange Association; the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Association; and the Internet Society. Representatives from these organizations acted as election trustees and released a signed statement to certify the election results. A copy of this statement is attached below.

The newly elected members, along with their respective terms, are as follows:

  • Kyle Spencer (3 years)
  • Muhammed Rudman (3 years)
  • Jane R Coffin (3 years)
  • Jean-Francis Ahanda (2 years)
  • Frank Habicht (2 years)
  • Darwin Da Costa (2 years)
  • Lawakilia Wilfried Drabo (1 year)
  • Edrich de Lange (1 year)
  • Caglar Dabanoglu (1 year)

Note that staggered terms were allocated based on the number of votes each candidate received as required by our Articles of Association for the inaugural election.

The new board extends its sincere gratitude to all candidates who participated in the election process. We would also like to thank all of our members who actively participated in the voting process. Your engagement and support are crucial in shaping the future direction of the association.