Internet Society Opens Geneva Office

September 1998

The Internet Society opens an office in Geneva following the highly successful 1998 INETconference. Created with an aim towards increasing the Internet Society’s international profile, input, and reach, the Internet Society’s Geneva office has only two employees at first, with future President and CEO Lynn St. Amour serving as Executive Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, an activity run from that location.

Given the presence in Geneva of international organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the proximity of EU headquarters in Brussels, the Internet Society’s Geneva office tends to have a significant focus on policy matters; nonetheless, the Internet Society is run as a single, global organization with its president and CEO dividing time between both offices.