Executive director, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Anriette Esterhuysen served as the chairperson of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from December 2019 to December 2021.

Previously she was the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and continues to work with APC as Senior Advisor on Internet Governance and convenor of the African School on Internet Governance. She has served as a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is currently member of the Aspen Global Cybersecurity Group.

She is a member of the executive committee of the IGF Support Association and the editorial board of the Journal of Cyber Policy. She serves on the boards of Connect Humanity, the Digital Empowerment Foundation and the South African Tertiary Education Network (TENET).

Anriette was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a Global Connecter in 2013 for her work in extending internet connectivity in Africa and received the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award in 2015.