BIOGRAPHYBertrand de la Chapelle — Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
The Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.
Bertrand de La Chapelle is the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network since 2012.
He has been a determined promoter and pioneering implementer of multi-stakeholder governance processes for more than 18 years, building upon his diversified experience as a career diplomat, civil society actor and tech entrepreneur.
He was previously a Director on the ICANN Board (2010-2013), France's Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society (2006-2010) and an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (2002-2005), where he promoted dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments.
An engineer by training, Bertrand was in the 1990s the Co-founder and President of the virtual reality company Virtools, acquired in 2005 by CAD leader Dassault Systèmes.
Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Sciences Po Paris (1983), and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1986).