APRICOT 2006

Executive Council election

Nominee

Che-Hoo Cheng
Title Mr.
Name Che-Hoo Cheng
Organisation FLAG Telecom
Position in this organisation Head of IP Business, Asia Pacific
Email chcheng AT flagtelecom.com

Nominated by

Member organisation iAdvantage Ltd
APNIC account name IADVANTAGE-HK
Contact name Ben Li
Phone number +85-2-2208-8320
Fax number +85-2-2267-2237
Email ben@iadvantage.net

Reason for nomination

Che-Hoo is very knowledgeable in the area of Internet infrastructure. He is very familiar with the Internet industry in Asia through his 8-year service in APNIC EC, his regional responsibility in Level 3 Asia and FLAG Telecom Asia and his active participation in other AP Internet activities plus his involvement in .ASIA TLD application. His continuous services in APNIC EC will certainly benefit the APNIC community as a whole.

Che-Hoo is a well-known Internet pioneer in Hong Kong. In The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), he helped to set up the first Internet link in Hong Kong in 1991, he helped to set up .hk domain name registration service in 1993/94 and he set up Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) in 1995. He was also in charge of the set- up and operations of the campus network for the whole university. He worked there for more than 15 years until Aug 2000. Then, he joined Level 3 as Senior Director, Global IP Services, Asia and was in charge of the IP Line of Business in Asia. He worked there until January 2002 when Reach took over Level 3 Asia. In June 2002, he joined Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC) as CEO which is in charge of .hk domain name registration officially. He left there in Jan 2003 to start his business venture. Starting from Jan 2004, he leads the application of .ASIA Top Level Domain (TLD) together with a number of ccTLDs and regional organizations. First stage of approval was finally given by ICANN Board in Dec 2005 after two years of hard work.

As full-time job, he is working for FLAG Telecom as Head of IP Business, Asia Pacific since Jul 2005.

As community service, Che-Hoo holds/held key positions in Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), DotAsia Organisation and the newly established Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter (ISOC-HK).

Che-Hoo holds BSc and MSc from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

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