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Maria Häll Biography

The biography of Maria Häll, RIPE NCC Executive Board member.

Maria Häll holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is the managing director of Sunet, the Swedish National Research and Education Network (NREN) and is the head of the department of Sunet and Associated Services at the Swedish Research Council.

Maria previously worked at the Government Offices of Sweden at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications as a political advisor and as a deputy director at the division for IT Policy. Maria has extensive experience of working with ICT, broadband and Internet policy issues, both in the private and public sectors, at local, national and international levels. She has been engaged in the RIPE community for many years.

She has a strong interest in the positive development of society and the role of technology as an important tool. She is especially passionate about the development of the Internet as vital and global open infrastructure, and how collaboration between sectors on an equal footing is essential to fulfil this mission. This has been an important theme throughout the varied positions she has held over the years.

Her contributions include:

  • Experience of governments and politics in the national and international arena
  • Experience of the academic sector
  • Bridging the gap between technical society, public sector and policymakers
  • Creating productive dialogue and cooperation between different actors
  • A large network of people and organisations around the world

Present Board engagements:

  • Member of the RIPE NCC Executive Board
  • Chair of the NORDUnet Board. NORDUnet is a collaboration between the five Nordic National Research and Education Networks and is owned by the five Nordic countries.

Previous board engagements:

  • Co-Chair of the RIPE Cooperation Working Group
  • Vice Chair of the ICANN Government Advisory Committee (GAC)
  • Chair of ISOC-SE, the Swedish ISOC (Internet Society) Chapter
  • Chair of the TU-Foundation Board, owner of the Swedish Internet Exchange company Netnod

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahall/