Salam Yamout

Name of Nominee:
Salam Yamout

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Nominee's email address:
salamyamout [at] gmail [dot] com

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Motivation for nomination:
I feel an integral member of the numbers community after I served on the RIPE NCC board for 6 years (2013-2019).  I am currently a member of the Code of Conduct working group and MENOG.  I am familiar with ICANN mandate and functions as I am a member of the Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) working group and attended several ICANN meetings.  

My motivation is to maintain the role of the RIPE community, as a strong contributor to the global policy development process.   The Internet has thrived because of the ability of the various communities to discuss and work together.  I am equipped, due to my experience and personal skills, to be an active part of this discussion and process. 


Biographical information:

Salam Yamout is a Computer Engineer with a passion revolving around people, the Internet, and the interactions between them. She is an expert in Internet Governance and has participated in many IGF, ICANN, and RIPE Meetings over the last fifteen years. She has also volunteered in numerous working groups.

Salam’s career did not follow a standard path. She is the Director, Open Connect Partner Engagement EMEA at Netflix since April 2021 where she is responsible for strategy and interconnection activities for two subregions. Between 2016 and 2019, she headed the Middle East Regional Bureau of the Internet Society and before that, she was the National ICT Strategy Coordinator at the Office of the Prime Minister of Lebanon Between 2010 and 2016. Over the course of her career, she has worked with industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, and consulted with international organisations such as the European Union, UNDP, and ESCWA.

She served on the boards of various organisations such as the RIPE NCC, LEBIX (the Lebanese Internet Exchange Point), LLWB (Lebanese League of Women in Business), the Building Block Fund, and the National Bloc.

Salam holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) in Beirut and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.