EC Nomination: Wei Zhao

Name: Ms Wei Zhao
Organization: Director of International Business and Policy Development, CNNIC
Biographical info: Received her Master degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Nottingham in 2004, Wei Zhao had Joined a cable broadcasting company as Project Manager, from where she has accumulated a wealth of experience on network operation.

She joined China Internet Network Information Center(CNNIC) in 2007.

Currently, she is director of International Business and Policy Development Department. Her responsibility is in charge of IP address allocation and management, overseas domain name registration and management services, internet addressing policy researching and external community cooperation. She has contributed herself in ICANN, APNIC, ISO and APTLD community. In ICANN community, she was deeply involved in IDN policy development and several related working group.

At APNIC community, she has been involved in policy developing since she joined CNNIC and currently served her term as NIR SIG co-chair. She has been actively devoted herself on promotion and deployment of IPv6 network in the local community and participated in a number of national key projects, such as IPv6 network address research of China Next Generation Internet, administration of Internet address and International Domain name project. She was author or co-author of several research and advisory reports to relevant governmental department.

With the experience of IP address management and policy development, and good understanding of SP requirements, she could contribute herself to how APNIC could provide better services to its members, also achieve the function of APNIC and future mission of APNIC.

Nominated by

Name: Shen Zhi
Motivation for Nomination: Wei Zhao is very knowledgeable in internet industry. She has good understanding of various issues of Internet governance, IP address policy, NIR (National Internet Registry) operation in Asia Pacific Region, and IPv4 network transition to IPv6 network. She also has proven track records of experienced at policy development gained both China and internationally.

Through her successfully co-hosted 28th APNIC meeting in Beijing I see great passion on what she was working on. With this passion I am sure that she will continue to make positive commitment as EC member while AP-region faces the challenge of IPv4 exhaustion stage this year and IPv6 promotion services become primary objective.