On 3 December, during the last General Meeting, EuroISPA Council elected its new board. EuroISPA’s new Officers will start to represent the interests of Internet service providers across Europe immediately.
Oliver J. Süme, who served as Vice-President of EuroISPA since 2009, was elected as President of EuroISPA. Oliver is also Vice-Chairman of the German Internet Industry Association (eco):
“I am looking forward to my duties and will advocate for the interests of the European ISPs in Brussels and at the international level. The infrastructure operated by the ISPs is fundamental for European industry and citizens. It can only continue to be operated stable and secure in a free Internet and on the basis of a reliable legal framework. The performance of the ISPs is guarantees the future capabilities of the information society and the digital market.”
Oliver will follow Malcolm Hutty as President of EuroISPA. Malcolm, who has performed his duties as President since December 2008, said on the occasion of his retirement:
"The Internet industry is making an enormous contribution to economic development and productivity, as well as improving people's lives on a day-to-day basis. It has been an honour to serve as President of the industry's European association, and a pleasure to leave it for Oliver to proceed ".
Bart -Jan Van Dijk has been elected as Vice-President of EuroISPA. Bart-Jan is the Official representative of the Belgian Internet Service Providers Association, ISPA Belgium to EuroISPA.
Innocenzo Genna has been re-appointed EuroISPA’s Treasurer. Innocenzo is the director of AIIP, the Italian ISP association, with specific responsibilities on European policy.
The EuroISPA members welcome the election and are looking forward to working with the new Officers for the year to come.