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Internet Architecture Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group Seat Members for 2020-2021

  • 25 Mar 2020

The 2020-2021 IESG and IAB were officially seated as more than 1000 leading technologists were set to join the first-ever virtual Internet Engineering Task Force meeting

Newly selected members of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) were officially seated in their new roles this week during the 107th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting. The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by setting high-quality technical standards for the global Internet. IETF 107 scheduled for 21-27 March is the first IETF meeting to take place entirely online.

The 2019-2020 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) chaired by Victor Kuarsingh was responsible for considering candidates for open seats in the IAB and IESG. Candidates selected by the NomCom are indicated by asterisks in the lists below. Other members are continuing existing terms.

Internet Architecture Board

The IAB provides oversight and commentary on aspects of the Internet’s technical architecture. Current IAB members are:


  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
  • Ben Campbell*, Independent
  • Alissa Cooper, IETF Chair, Cisco
  • Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin
  • Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI
  • Cullen Jennings*, Cisco
  • Mirja Kühlewind*, Ericsson
  • Zhenbin Li, Huawei
  • Jared Mauch*, Akamai Technologies
  • Mark Nottingham, Fastly
  • Tommy Pauly*, Apple
  • Jeff Tantsura, Apstra
  • Jiankang Yao 姚健康*, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

Colin Perkins, Chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), will serve as an ex-officio member of the IAB. Mirja Kühlewind was selected as IAB Chair. See the IAB website for more information.

Internet Engineering Steering Group

The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, including final approval of specifications as Internet standards. The work of the IETF is organized into six technical areas and one administrative (general) area. The IESG consists of the area directors (ADs) for each area, who are generally each appointed for two-year terms. The current IESG members are:

Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area

  • Murray Kucherawy*, Facebook 
  • Barry Leiba, Futurewei Technologies

General (GEN) Area

  • Alissa Cooper, Cisco

Internet (INT) Area

  • Erik Kline*, Loon LLC
  • Éric Vyncke, Cisco

Operations and Management (OPS) Area

  • Warren Kumari, Google
  • Robert Wilton*, Cisco

Routing (RTG) Area

  • Deborah Brungard, AT&T
  • Alvaro Retana, Futurewei Technologies
  • Martin Vigoureux*, Nokia


Security (SEC) Area

  • Roman Danyliw, CERT/Software Engineering Institute
  • Benjamin Kaduk*, Akamai Technologies

Transport (TSV) Area

  • Martin Duke*, F5 Networks.
  • Magnus Westerlund, Ericsson

In addition to her role as the Area Director for the General Area, Alissa Cooper will serve as  the IETF Chair. The IAB Chair, Mirja Kühlewind, will also serve as an ex-officio member of the IESG. More information is available on the IESG webpage.