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Michuki Mwangi

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development

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Biography

Michuki Mwangi, Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development at the Internet Society.

Michuki Mwangi joined ISOC in April 2008 as Senior Education Manager working with the Education team to promote Internet growth and sustainability in the developing world. As Senior Director for Internet Technology and Development, he leads the Infrastructure and Community Development project at the Internet Society.

At the Internet Society, Michuki has been instrumental in the design and execution of the multi-pronged and ambitious, Africa Interconnection and Traffic Exchange Program, that aims to achieve 80% local and 20% international Internet traffic exchanged in Africa by the year 2020.

Before joining the Internet Society, Michuki served as the Administrative Manager at the .KE ccTLD registry (KENIC) and President of the Africa Top Level Domain Association (AfTLD), and as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP). During his tenure at KENIC and KIXP, in addition to setting the foundation for the respective roles, he facilitated the anycast deployment of the .COM, .NET, F, and J DNS root servers in Kenya.

He has long been active in the African and global Internet communities, having been centrally involved in key infrastructure developments, technical coordination activities, and policy-making forums. At present, he is actively involved in supporting the Africa Internet Summit (AIS), AfricaIXP Association (Af-IX), Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), and several other local, regional and international technology groups.

Michuki is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


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