is GNKS Associate since 2012 and has more than 20 years experience with Internet Governance. He is also Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies of the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
He is involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s. He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) from 2003 - 2005, a Special Adviser to the chair of the Internet Governance Forum from 2005 to 2010 and a member of the UNCSTD IGF Improvement Working Grou from 2010 to 2012. He is Board Member of ICANN since 2014, and he has been involved in ICANN since 1998 where he chaired, inter alia, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) and is since 2011 member of the GNSO Council. He is also a member of the “Panel of High Level Advisers” of the “Global Alliance for ICT and Development” (GAID), a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG), co-founder of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things, and chair of the ICANN Studienkreis. In 2009 the Council of Europe appointed him to chair the COE Cross Border Internet Expert Group. He is chair of the IOT Governance Sub-Group of the EU Taks Force on the Internet of Things and worked as evaluator in the EUs Safer Internet Action Program (SIAP).
In the academic world, Wolfgang Kleinwächter was from 1988 - 2012 member of the International Council of the “International Association for Media and Communication Research” (IAMCR) and from 2007 to 2012 a member of the Steering Board of the EU FP 7 project “Next Generation Internet/EURO-NF”. He is the founder and chair of the “European Summer School on Internet Governance” (EURO-SSIG), has testified in hearings in the Deutsche Bundestag and the European Parliament and has published and edited more than 200 articles and 12 books.