• 18 September 2013
    Deadline for NRO NC nominations
  • 20 September 2013
    Deadline for all confirmed nominations to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
  • 14-18 October 2013
    Election to fill NRO NC seat at the RIPE 67 Meeting in Athens

Filiz Yilmaz

Name of nominee:
Filiz Yilmaz

Nominee's country of residence:
The Netherlands

Nominee's organisation or employer: Independent Internet Governance and Policy Consultant

Nominee's email address:

Motivation for nomination:
Filiz has through her work at RIPE NCC as Policy Development Officer professionalised and streamlined the Policy Development Process in the RIPE region. With her first hand experience of RIPE policy development combined with her recent knowledge of ICANN she will be very well qualified for the NRO NC.

Name of nominating individual:
Hans Petter Holen

Nominator's organisation or employer:

Biographical information:

Filiz Yilmaz is currently an independent Internet Governance and Policy Consultant.

She previously held the position of Senior Director, Participation and Engagement at ICANN, where she worked on bringing new participants into the ICANN Community and increasing the engagement level of all stakeholders within the multi-stakeholder environment of ICANN, by developing engagement and outreach programs and strategies.

From 2001 to 2010, Filiz worked at the RIPE NCC. She most recently held the position of Policy Development Manager, where she worked with the RIPE community in policy development within the RIPE region, documentation of these policies and proposals and the Policy Development Process itself. She introduced the Impact Analysis practice, supporting the policy implementation internally within the RIPE NCC. She was also very much involved with the monitoring of other RIRs' policy developments and during this time she participated as RIR support towards the NRO NC too.

She initially held positions at the Registration Services Department, working actively on Internet number resource management, and delivering training courses on Internet number resource policy, DNSSEC and Routing Registry.

Filiz started her work in the Internet industry in 1996 in Turkey at the Middle East Technical University Computer Center – the institution that played a key role in bringing the Internet to Turkey. She managed the development of a university-wide net ethics program and led the development of training courses on newly-introduced Internet technology and applications for both university community and the civil servants in the city of Ankara, in co-operation with management of the governmental offices. She is still participating in TRNOG and is working with a leading team to establish an ISOC Chapter in Turkey.

Filiz holds a MSc Degree in Cognitive Science and a BSc in Mathematics.

Further details can be found at Filiz's LinkedIn profile.

Nominee motivation:

I have direct global RIR policy knowledge, and policy development and community engagement experience due to my roles at the RIPE NCC and ICANN. Having worked on both sides enabled me to develop an active vision on the procedural, representative and bridging functions of the NRO NC activity.

With this past experience, I want to serve the RIPE community within the capacity of the NRO NC and while making sure global policy work is done as necessary, I also want to reflect on potential areas where the RIR and ICANN worlds could work for an healthier Internet system, with a collaborative perspective as both are committed to deploy and defend the multi-stakeholder models of this industry, following the same principles of openness, transparency and inclusiveness in their processes, which I personally believe in and support deeply.