The IGFSA Executive Committee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Tarek Kamel.

Tarek was one of the founding members of IGFSA and elected to the Executive Committee s at the IGF in Istanbul in 2014. He was greatly respected for the role he played in the global Internet ecosystem and as an Internet pioneer in Africa. When he was ICT Minister of Egypt he hosted the first IGF annual meeting in Africa in 2009. After joining ICANN he continued to be a champion of the IGF, also through IGFSA. The Executive Committee valued his friendship, his wisdom and counsel and not least his great sense of humour. He will be sorely missed.

IGFSA members are encouraged to sign the book of condolences on the ICANN website.