Mohamed El Bashir
Consultant, Project Manager, and Director in Doha, Qatar
Mohamed El Bashir is an active Internet user and expert.
He has been active within ICANN since 2001 were he managed Sudan's ccTLD ".SD" Re-delegation process, .SD is currently managed by Sudan Internet Society, an organization which he established.
Mohamed served as a Council member in ICANN's Country Code Supporting Organization "ccNSO" (2004 to 2008), member of ICANN's Board At Large Advisory Committee "ALAC" (2007 to 2011) and was a member of ICANN's nominating committee (2011-2012).
He was a founder and vice president of Africa's Top Level Domains Organization "AfTLD" (2004 to 2008). Mohamed is a founding member and currently vice chair of the Arab Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group.
He is actively involved in the Internet governance, Domain names and Internationalized Domain Names "IDN" issues and policy developments. Mohamed is a founder/former president of Sudan Internet Society, also he is a founder and a current board member of Qatar Internet Society chapter.
He has participated in the UN World Summit for Information Society "WSIS" process ( Geneva and Tunis Summits ) and attended most of the IGF meetings, Mohamed has been a regular panelist and organizer of workshops and events related to Internet governance issues.
Since 2008 Mohamed joined Qatar's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology "ictQATAR" managing its Technical Affairs Department, he is responsible for Numbering, Internet Domains, broadband Infrastructure access and sharing. He has also established Qatar's Country Code Top Level domain new Registry and implemented the launch of Qatar's Arabic domain.
Mohamed is also responsible for the development of national IPv6 migration plans, Regulatory Policies and Procedures related to the Internet. He Developed and Managed Qatar's National Numbering Plan, lead the implementation of mobile numbering portability .