Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, ICANN
Jia-Rong Low joined ICANN in August of 2013 and is now the Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement and Managing Director - Asia Pacific.
Mr Low leads the teams at the APAC Regional Office, overseeing the expansion of ICANN's operations in the region. He works with key stakeholders to bring ICANN to the region, and facilitate stakeholders to participate in multistakeholder internet governance.
Mr Low has been engaging governments and businesses on a multitude of policy and business development projects in the Southeast Asia region, and has been involved in engagement and public policy development in Asia. Prior to joining ICANN, Mr Low served at Singbridge International, a Singapore government-linked company specialising in sustainable urban development projects.
A former diplomat, Mr Low worked for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as First Secretary (Political) at the Singapore Embassy in Hanoi. He has represented Singapore in engaging the region's governments such as Thailand, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
A World Trade Organization- (WTO) certified trade expert, Mr Low has also worked extensively with financial institutions like the International Money Fund and the Asian Development Bank.
Mr Low holds a Diploma in International Trade Law from the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Communications Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.