The call for candidacy for the Administrative Board membership of the Internet Society (ISOC) Lebanon was published on January 23, 2016.
The deadline for receiving applications was February 07, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
The tentative list of eligible candidates running for ISO-LB Administrative Board membership was published on February 15, 2016.
The challenge period on the tentative list of eligible candidates is open until July 27, 2013 5:00 PM and considered final afterward. Any challenge must be addressed to the incumbent President (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a recital of the reasons for the challenge. Progressively, the President, after consultation with the members of the Administrative Board, shall advise the author of the challenge of the Board's decision, which shall be final 7 days before the elections.
The final list of eligible candidates running for ISO-LB Administrative Board membership during the election exercise to be held on Thursday February 25, 2016 will be published on February 18, 2016.
The list of candidates is sorted by alphabetical order (Family, First):
| Jacque Bakaev
Jacques Bakaev is a retired brigadier-general served in the internal security
forces (ISF), the last 20 years as an IT specialist in the ISF's IT
department. He is a Lebanese
Military academy graduate, holding a BS in computer science and an MBA.
Jacques is a certified COBIT 5 Implementer, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer and
Jacques worked on building an anti-cybercrime unit in the ISF and
participated in drafting the Lebanese E-transaction draft law. He is currently
engaged in IT and management consultancy, focusing on IT governance, information
security, cybercrime and open source in the enterprise environment.
Jacques is a board member of the Internet Society – Lebanon chapter (ISOC Lebanon)
I am presenting my
candidacy for the board of ISOC for the years 2016-2018
I served as head of
membership committee of ISOC Lebanon chapter during the term of 2013-2015 and I
hope I have met your expectations.
I am asking for your support in this election
so I may continue my active involvement for another term.
If re-elected, I
will offer my energy and my commitment to help developing ISOC as the
independent source of leadership for internet policy, technology standards and
| Gabriel Deek
Founder and Vice-president of the ISOC Lebanon Chapter since 2010, he founded in 2012 the Lebanon Knowledge Network (LebKnoC) initiative that aims toward opening knowledge centers in various remote areas in order to support local economy and bridge the digital divide.
Gabriel Deek is the General Manager of OmniSystems sal.
an affiliate company to OmniTech Holdings and MIDIS Group. Founding member and
the President of LebKnoC, the Lebanon Knowledge Network and Vice-President of
ISOC the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter.
Founder and CEO of multiple companies related to digital
media and eBusiness solutions for the past 25 years.
Digital content consultant for the UN-ESCWA.
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Negotiations at USJ.
|Therese Saliba Khairallah
Therese Saliba Khairallah holds a Computer Engineering
degree from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite, SUPELEC, Paris, and an Electronic
and Electricity Engineering degree from Faculty of Engineering at the Lebanese
Therese is one of the cofounders of Inconet sal in 1995, that became in 2001,
IDM sal the 1st Internet Service Provider in Lebanon.
Currently Therese is Director, Control of Operations of CCOM Holding (IDM, GDS,
Cyberia) holding this position since 2013 after the merger between IDM, Cyberia
Prior to this Therese was General Manager of IDM from 2007 till 2013. Prior to
joining Inconet, Therese started her career with Bull (Paris, France) in April
1989 where she worked for 6 years in development and integration of BULL
- Always highly motivated working in the Telecom
sector, versatile executive with 21 years of experience in Internet
Business covering all Internet aspects, Technical design &
Management, Business Process Management, customer support, Sales
& Business development, strategy, finance.
- Strong General Management skills very much customer
oriented with strong ability to see the forest and its trees.
- A track record of passionate pursuit of excellence
with a commitment to the highest levels of professionalism and
- I do believe that ideas are everywhere, Our challenge
is to achieve them and to deliver them well with great perseverance and
is also Member in Women in IT, Founding Member Internet Society Lebanon Chapter
(ISOC) Treasurer, MENOG workshop organizer (1st workshop in its kind in
Lebanon), and INET organizer (1st workshop in its kind in Lebanon)
|I served as the treasurer of ISOC Lebanon from its
inception till today and helped in the planning and organizing of most of ISOC
If re-elected, I will offer ISOC Lebanon my energy and my commitment, because I
believe that the Internet should be open, nationwide accessible, at very high
speed and affordable price, for the benefit of individuals as well as companies
and organizations, despite all the problems and challenges we are facing in
Salam Yamout is the National ICT Strategy Coordinator at the Presidency of the
Council of Ministers since July 2010. Before that, Salam was Program Manager
for Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco since 2005.
With more than 20 years experience in the development and management of ICT systems,
Salam holds an MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA).
Yamout is one of the founders of Women in IT, the Lebanese Broadband
Stakeholders Group, the Lebanon Chapter of the Internet Society, and the Arab
Internet Governance Forum. She also established the Beirut Internet Exchange
Point in 2008. She is an elected member of the Executive Board of RIPE
NCC (2014). She is the Secretary General of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab
Business Plan Competition.;
is my honor and pleasure to submit my candidacy for the position of vice-chair
of the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter. I am one of the founders
of the Lebanon chapter and have served on its board as Secretary General since
2013. The first term aimed at increasing membership as well as conduct
awareness for the following issues: IPV6, DNSSEC, using
multi-stakeholders model for the management of domain names (LINC), and freedom
of the Internet. I look forward to continue contributing to bring forward
Internet related issues.