2019 APrIGF Elections

Candidate Profile

Vice-Chair Position (2019-2021)


Title: Dean of College of Information Technology, Southville International School and Colleges
Geographical Location: Phillippines
Stakeholder Group: Academia

Aris Ignacio is the Dean of the College of Information Technology at Southville International School and Colleges in the Philippines. He is an advocate for the youth being a major stakeholder group in Internet Governance discussions, and has facilitated the participation of university/college students in local, regional and global Internet governance events, particularly in Asia-Pacific. He also an advocate of improving digital literacy by helping underdeveloped schools through training and refurbishing old peripherals/hardware for donations.  This was evidenced as one of the entries during Chapterthon 2017, where he led a group of college students to a project on improving the infrastructure and creating an impact to students within the beneficiary school and community.

Aris is currently the Chair and Board Member and previously a Vice President of Development at ISOC Philippines Chapter, which is a member of the At-Large structure and Outreach working group in ICANN. He is a founding board member of the rejuvenation of the said chapter, past President, and Vice President for Development. He was a past ICANN fellow in several meetings and represented ISOC-PH in the events. Currently, Aris is a member of ALAC Outreach and Engagement Subcommittee working group at ICANN. He was a participant the 1st Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG) and was selected as one of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Ambassadors for 2017 which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

He is also a member of the Multi-stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) for the Asia Pacific Regional IGF. Aris has been a co-chair and currently a member of the APrIGF Fellowship team for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

He was the main proponent for IN2ITION (Into IT Convention), a national student-led convention that features various topics and issues in the field of Information Technology and Internet Governance.

He is also one of the pioneers in the Learn IG initiative.

Aris holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science, a masters degree in Information Management and a doctorate degree in Information Technology.  He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and Certified Educator.

Lastly, he has presented researches and facilitated topics and discussions relating to Internet Governance nationally and internationally.

BIO source: ICANN Wiki.

Other Nominees:

Vice-chair 2019-2021: Ms. Anju MANGAL | Mr. Fouad BAJWA | Mr. Aris IGNACIO | Ms. Mili SEMLANI

Chair 2019-2021: Mr. Rajnesh SINGH | Ms. Sylvia CADENA