The Board of our parent NLnet Labs

Cristian Hesselman (chair)

Cristian Hesselman Cristian directs SIDN Labs, the research team of the .nl operator, SIDN (Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland). He is on SIDN’s management team and was a member of the board at Abuse Information Exchange. Cristian actively contributes to the international Internet community and currently chairs the TLD-OPS working group at ICANN. He was previously a senior researcher at Telematica Instituut, where he also led and developed large (European) research projects. Before that, he was a software engineer at Lucent Technologies. Cristian holds a Ph.D. Computer Science from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Frances Brazier

Frances Brazier is a full professor in Engineering Systems Foundations at the Delft University of Technology, as of September 2009, before which she chaired the Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems Group for 10 years within the Department of Computer Science at the VU University Amsterdam. She holds a MSc in Mathematics and a doctorate in Cognitive Ergonomics from the VU Amsterdam. Parallel to her academic career she co-founded the first ISP in the Netherlands: NLnet and later NLnet Labs.

Ted Lindgreen

Ted Lindgreen is one of the founders of the internet in the Netherlands. Among others he was one of the initiators of NLnet, the first Dutch internet provider. In 1996, Ted was one of the co-founders of Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN), the .nl registry. Also the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) was founded by Ted, being the first treasurer as well. Since its inception, the AMS-IX developed into one of the major and leading internet exchanges in the world.Ted has been a great ambassador for the open source software community as a chairman, and later on director of the NLnet Foundation, supporting the open internet, and the privacy and security of internet users. On January 1st 2000 NLnet Labs was established with Ted Lindgreen being the first managing director.

Andrei Robachevsky

Andrei Robachevsky's primary area of interest is security and resilience of the Internet infrastructure. This work is based on active engagement with the operator, research and policy communities. Prior to joining ISOC, Andrei was Chief Technical Officer of the RIPE NCC, leading the development of company's IT strategy, external and internal IT services, and work of the engineering departments. He was responsible for the deployment of DNSSEC for the reverse DNS tree and deployment of anycast instances of the K-root DNS server.

Jochem de Ruig

Jochem de Ruig is the RIPE Network Coordination Centre's (RIPE NCC) Chief Financial Officer. and is responsible for developing and maintaining the RIPE NCC's financial and administrative activities. He also oversees all of the RIPE NCC legal activities, including liaison with lawyers, Law Enforcement and National Prosecutors. Jochem has worked at the RIPE NCC since 2002. His initial focus was to stabilise and enhance the RIPE NCC’s financial position and, as of 2006, Jochem has overseen all of the RIPE NCC's legal affairs. Jochem previously worked as Price Analyst and Marketing Controller at TNT Post International and as Controller at Sony International.