World Press Freedom Day 2017
Senior Director of Global Internet Policy, Internet Society
Constance Bommelaer de Leusse is the Senior Director of Global Internet Policy of The Internet Society, the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future development. Strategic thinker, coupled with experienced and practical hands-on approach, she leads the organization's engagement with the multilateral organizations (UN, OECD, WTO, etc.) with a strong focus on Internet governance issues at the intersection of Development, Human Rights and Security. She has extensive experience working at senior levels internationally to manage complex issues involving technical and policy elements. In 2015, she was appointed Advisor to the Chair of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Before joining The Internet Society, Constance served as a policy officer in the French Prime Minister's office, on issues ranging from the reform of the national pension system to negotiations leading to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Constance is a member of the Women's Forum network and was distinguished in 2014 by the French newspaper Les Echos, member of "La Relève, French Touch".