WG Chair Biographies

Address Policy WG Chair Biographies

Erik Bais

Erik has worked in the Internet industry since the early 2000s. He currently works at A2B Internet, a Dutch network ISP he founded in 2010; A2B provides Internet access, transit and BGP services for companies. He is also the co-founder or Prefix Broker, a facilitator in IP address space. He worked previously as EMEA director for a US-based System Integrator in the hosting telco industry (a role that had him based in Dubai for 2008). In the 90s, he worked for Accenture. 

His RIPE community experience began in 2002; he has since authored multiple policies in several RIPE Working Groups. He joined as Co-Chair of the Address Policy Working Group at RIPE 76 in Marseille (May 2018). 

James Kennedy

Since graduating in 2005 from the University of Limerick, Ireland with a BSc in IT and Telecommunications, James has worked in the technology industry prior to focusing on Internet operations from 2009 onwards. After holding the position of IP Resource Analyst at the RIPE NCC, he established the new discipline and framework of IP address management within Liberty Global, a Tier 1 international Internet access provider.

James has authored RIPE address policy, co-chaired the RIPE Database Requirements Task Force and has been elected by the RIPE community to serve on the NRO Number Council.

Leo Vegoda

Leo has been involved with Internet operations and unique identifiers since the late 1990s. He currently runs And Polus LLC, which provides bespoke services to Internet infrastructure organisations. Previously, he managed Internet Number Resources in ICANN's IANA team, and registration services at the RIPE NCC.

Through participation in RIPE and IETF, Leo is the author of several RIPE documents and a handful of RFCs dealing with Internet Number Resources.

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