Hervé Clément

Name of nominee
Hervé Clément

Nominee's country of residence

Nominee's organisation or employer

Nominee's email address
herve.clement [at] orange [dot] com

Name of nominating individual
János Zsakó

Motivation for nomination
Hervé has been regularly attending RIPE and Afrinic meetings for a long time, he actively participates in the Address Policy working group. Hervé is also familiar with ICANN and is active in ISPCP. I am convinced he is an appropriate candidate for this position.

Biographical information
Hervé is a French citizen, based in Paris. After statistical studies, he has worked within the Research&Development division of Orange, formerly France Telecom, during ten years as network dimensioning and QoS Project manager before joining the Numbering, Addressing and Naming (NAN) Department in 2010.

Hervé is now Head of this Department at Orange. He has the functional responsibility of the “ex so-called extra large” fr.telecom LIR and has consequently the operational experience of the management of IP resources and AS numbers at large scale. Furthermore, Hervé coordinates at Orange Group level the technical policies on Addressing issues expressed in international structures or bodies (RIPE, RIPE NCC and AfriNIC) and supports the LIRs within the Group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) regarding for instance their relationship with the RIRs.

As such, Hervé has attended all the RIPE Meetings and RIPE NCC General Meetings since 2010. He is an active member of the RIPE community: Hervé first contributed with its Orange author to the completion of the 2010-02 policy proposal (the accepted “last /8 policy”) and is the co-author of the policy proposal 2017-02 "Regular abuse-c Validation". He is particularly involved in the Address Policy Working Group discussions.

Hervé participates regularly in AfriNIC meetings by representing African Orange affiliates and taking part actively and physically to the current policy proposals discussions in the context of IPv4 resources depletion. He tries to push positions favorable to the entire Internet Community.

Another mission of the Orange NAN Department is the contribution to the strategy with regard to Internet Naming. During the transition of the stewardship of the “IANA functions” from the US Government to the international community, he promoted the multistakeholder model. After the completion of the transition, he closely follows the topics related to the ICANN accountability improvement Work stream 2, and also the current technical ICANN issues (as DNS security) within the ICANN Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers (ISPCP) Constituency of which he is a member. Hervé attended the second last ICANN meeting in Copenhagen and will be present in Abu Dhabi.

It should also be mentioned that Hervé is member of the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) Naming, Addressing and Numbering Issues (NANI) Working Group. In close relationship with the chair of the WG, he shares European information regarding Naming and Addressing current topics and drives relevant discussions within that Group.

With this strong experience in both Naming and Addressing fields, Hervé hopes to represent at best the RIPE NCC on the NRO Number Council. His goal as ASO councilor would be to continue to defend the current multistakeholder model, work on the accountability of the ASO in the frame of the Work Stream 2 and develop global reflections referred to RIPE NCC priority subjects as security and accuracy of the registries.