Esmat - Baher

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Baher Esmat is part of ICANN Global Partnerships where he manages ICANN’s relationships in the Middle East. He is a member of IGF's Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Baher joined ICANN in February 2006 from the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), where he served since 2002, most recently as Telecom Planning Manager, where his responsibilities included projects relating to network infrastructures and broadband services. Baher was a member of the Egyptian Delegation in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), and a member of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Between 1993 and 1999, Baher served as a Systems Engineer at Egypt’s Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), where he participated in establishing the first Internet Point of Presence in Egypt. In February 1999 Baher joined Newbridge Networks Corp. as a Systems Consultant for Egypt and Levant until he moved to MCIT in 2002. Baher received a Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University in1993, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo in 1999.