NRO NC Elections

About NRO NC Elections

The APNIC 40 Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia will include the community election for one seat on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) from the APNIC region.

The term of Tomohiro Fujisaki will expire on 31 December 2015. One individual from the AP region will be selected to serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for 2 years from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry (RIR). Self-nominations are permitted.

Read more about the NRO NC election.

What is the NRO NC and why be elected?

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) negotiated between the NRO and ICANN called for the establishment of the NRO NC in October 2004. Under the terms of this MoU, the NC performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC).

The NRO NC consists of 15 members, three from each of the five RIR regions.

Of these three appointees to the NRO NC:

  • Two members are elected by the regional Members, and serve a two-year term
  • One is appointed by the Board of the RIR, and serves a one-year term

Duties of NRO NC members

The NRO NC also performs the role of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Address Council. This includes:

  • Undertaking a role in global policy development.
  • Providing recommendations to the Board of ICANN concerning the recognition of new RIRs
  • Defining procedures for selection of individuals to serve on other ICANN bodies
  • Advising the ICANN Board on number resource allocation policy in conjunction with the RIRs
Planned meetings (usually via teleconference or face-to-face) include monthly NRO NC meetings, ICANN meetings, APNIC Conferences and participation in the Policy SIG.


Congratulations to Tomohiro Fuijisaki on his reelection to the NRO NC. He will serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for two years from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

Nominations are now closed

Nominations are now closed as of Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 17:30 (UTC +10). The final list of nominees will be published by 7 August 2015.

Final Nominees

All nominations are listed on this website after APNIC confirms the nominee is able and willing to serve on the NRO NC.

A final list of nominees are listed below in the order their nominations were received.

Raja Muhammad Azeem

Title Mr
Name Raja Muhammad Azeem
Position Senior Network Engineer
Organization IBM
Economy of Residence Pakistan
Biographical info

8 Years in IT and Telecom as Data communication and Network Engineer

Enterprise large IP Networks, Network Security, VOIP, GSM, telecom, QoS IP concepts and convergence, media and network planning and infrastructure design.

Juniper, Cisco, Nortel Contivity Siemens, Huawei, HP.

Md Nadir Bin Ali

Title Mr
Name Md Nadir Bin Ali
Position Deputy Director
Organization Daffodil International University
Economy of Residence Bangladesh
Biographical info

Mr. Md. Nadir Bin Ali, Deputy Director, IT-LMC and faculty member of DIU CISCO Local Academy; completed M.Sc. in CSE and did MBA major in MIS from Daffodil International University (DIU). He also obtained MSS degree from Chittagong University. He has been involved with computing and networking related fields since 1998 in different organizations. His professional attachment includes Genetic Computer, IBM ACE, DIIT-NCC education (Chittagong Campus), East West University, and BRAC University, Dhaka, as an instructor of Cisco Networking Academy. He is continuing my duty as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Head of Cisco Local Academy.

Participation in seminar and conference:

  • Attended the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) General Assembly Meeting in San Francisco, California, USA on March 29, 2014.
  • Participated in Cisco Asia Pacific Academy Council Meeting and Workshop 2011 in Sydney, Australia from March 9, 2011 to March 11, 2011.
  • Participated in Cisco Networking Academy Asia Pacific Academy Council Meeting and Workshop 2009, Singapore, 9-11 December.
  • Participated in Cisco SAARC Academy Meet-2009 on 29th May 2009 at Taj Residency, MG Road, Bangalore, India.


  • Leader: Google Educator Groups Dhaka South
  • Member (Membership No: 01285): Bangladesh Computer Society.
  • Patron Member, YPD(Young People for Development): International Organization,
  • Former Vice President (Membership No: DIUAA00003): DIU Alumni Association,
  • Member: Internet Society (ISOC), Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter

Google+ LinkedIn Facebook GEG Dhaka South Current Job

Dhruba Adhikary

Title Mr
Name Dhruba Adhikary
Position IT and Information Management Officer
Organization Mercy Corps
Economy of Residence Nepal
Biographical info

I have more than 7 years of work experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies in different International Organisations in Nepal and Thailand and portray wide range of knowledge and skills. I have obtained Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from one of the reputed institution in Asia, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

I have broad Knowledge in IS technology, networking and computer systems. I excel in planning and designing new information system for accomplishing project goals and targets. Besides, I am well-versed in Networking, Systems Administrator work . I have broad knowledge and experience on IT Hardware, Software , ICT implementation , monitoring , management, support and problem solving. I am skilled at lay out, design, and construction of corporate databases using DBMS software, creation of special front ends and order-entry tools, generation of complicated queries, customization and localization of database etc.

Professional and Academic Recognition and Affiliations:

  • Member of Nepal Engineering Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Academic Secretary, AIT Nepali Samaj, Thailand, 2006
  • Member of Amnesty Nepal
  • Member of Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center - NESARC, Nepal
  • Facilitated with High Level Commission on Information & Technology (HLCIT)
  • Nepal and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Scholarship, 2005

Nominated By

Name Amrita Khakurel
Position Telecom Engineer
Organization Nepal Telecom
Reason for nominating

Will do the best for the organization, and is a good human being.

Kong Diep

Title Mr
Name Kong Diep
Position Network Operations Manager
Organization SINET
Economy of Residence Cambodia
Biographical info

10 years experiences in ISP and telecom sector.

Specialties: Carrier class IP routing and switch network (Cisco and Juniper), IP Firewall, Open Source software, data center, MPLS, infrastructure and network planning, service operation, project managements, quality assurance and documentations.


Tomohiro Fujisaki

Title Dr
Name Tomohiro Fujisaki
Position Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor
Organization Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
Economy of Residence Japan
Biographical info

Dr. Tomohiro Fujisaki has been conducting research on IPv6 since 1997 at NTT Laboratories and his current research subject is next generation Internet architecture. He has also been involved in promotion and deployment of IPv6 in Japan as a acting chair of the the IPv6 deployment committee in the Internet Association Japan, a co-chair of IPv4/IPv6 co-existence working group in the IPv6 promotion council in Japan, as well as supporting implementation of IPv6 services in his company.

In addition to those IPv6 related activities, he has also been involved in policy development and coordination activities and have served for the Internet community. He has been leading policy discussions in Japan as a chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 until 2012. From 2013, he has served as a JPNIC board member in charge of IP policies. He has proposed several address policies in the APNIC Conferences, some of which has been adopted in the APNIC region.

Past activities:

  • APNIC conference program committee member until 2010
  • Co-chair of APNIC technical SIG until 2011
  • APNIC appointed member of NRO/NC until 2009
  • Chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 to 2012

Current activities:

  • APNIC elected NRO/NC member since 2012
  • Board member of ISOC Japan Chapter since 2012 (chair of ISOC-JP since 2014)
  • Board member of Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) since 2012
  • In the IPv6 promotion council Japan
  • Vice chair of security working group
  • Co-chair of the home router sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
  • Co-chair of the IPv6 fix sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
  • Co-chair of the IPv6 application development sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG

Sandeep Goel

Title Mr
Name Sandeep Goel
Position Network Administrator
Organization IIT Roorkee
Economy of Residence India
Biographical info

I am a post graduate in Computer Science and have worked at IIT Roorkee (formerly known as University of Roorkee) for more than 20 years. At present, I am responsible for the IIT Roorkee network.

Elias Mandawali

Title Mr
Name Elias Mandawali
Position CEO
Organization Roach Telecommunication Network Limited
Economy of Residence Papua New Guinea
Biographical info

I have twenty years of field experience in telecommunication engineering and Internet systems design, and I understand the Internet protocols IPv4 and IPv6 quite well.

Sardjono Insani

Title Mr
Name Sardjono Insani
Position Senior Manager
Organization MediaCorp
Economy of Residence Singapore
Biographical info

Sardjono is a seasoned IT and Cloud technologist with more than 20 years of experience in Telecommunication, Broadcast, Finance and Government sectors.

Who can make a nomination?

Anybody may nominate any person as a candidate.

Who can be nominated?

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry (RIR). Self-nominations are permitted.


Online voting

APNIC Members can vote online via MyAPNIC in NRO NC elections. Using MyAPNIC, each Member organization is entitled to cast one vote. Only Corporate Contacts or Contacts with voting rights may vote. Online voting opens on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 and closes at 09:00 (UTC +7) on Tuesday, 8 September 2015.


  • Online voting closes 48 hours before on-site voting starts.
  • No proxy vote is available for the NRO NC election.

On-site voting

Individuals who are on site and are registered for either the current APNIC Conference they are attending, or have been registered for at least one previous APNIC Conference since APNIC 10, are entitled to vote. Verification of an individual's entitlement to vote against official records will be used where necessary.

On-site voting takes place during the Policy SIG on Thursday, 10 September 2015. The on-site voting period starts when announced by the Election Chair, and closes at 14:00 (UTC +7) on Thursday, 10 September 2015.

Registered conference attendees can collect ballot papers from the Voting Desk.

Key dates

2015 NRO NC Election Timeline
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
  Nominations open
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
17:30 (UTC +10) Nominations close
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
  Online voting opens
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
09:00 (UTC +7) Online voting closes
Thursday, 10 September 2015
09:00-14:00 (UTC +7) On-site voting

Please note: UTC +10 denotes Brisbane time. Learn more about how APNIC represents time.

About NRO NC Election Timelines

The dates and times that govern the APNIC election process are measured backwards from the close of voting on the election day. The election day is the day of the Policy SIG at the APNIC Conference where the election is being held.

During the week of the APNIC Conference, the times are calculated according to the local time at the event location. In this case, Brisbane time (UTC +10).

  • Nominations open at least 90 days before the APNIC Conference starts
  • Nominations close 30 days before the APNIC Conference starts
  • Online voting opens 14 working days before the APNIC Conference starts
  • Online voting closes 48 hours before on-site voting starts
  • On-site voting takes place on the Policy SIG day