Paris and New York, April 30, 2013 – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the appointment of Joseph Alhadeff as the new chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which serves as the world business organization’s American national committee.
Alhadeff, chief privacy strategist and vice president for global public policy at Oracle Corp., has served as vice chair of the ICC commission since 2002. He will take over from Herbert Heitmann, executive vice president of external communications at Royal Dutch Shell, who will step down from the post at the commission’s summer meeting in Paris.
“Economic growth and continued societal opportunities created by the Internet and other ICTs bring new responsibilities that require the global cooperation of all stakeholders,” said Alhadeff, who also serves as vice chair of USCIB’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Committee. “We have a responsibility to bring the voice of business to the table, based not only on the experiences of the business community but also on what this community has heard and learned from other stakeholders in government, civil society and the Internet technical community.”
The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy develops policy positions for the Internet and ICTs on behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology. As chair, Alhadeff will help ensure that the commission provides a forum for members to share insights on timely developments in the ICT field and establish global consensus policy positions on behalf of the business community to help foster the sustainable growth of the ICT sector.
Alhadeff is responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle’s international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet-related policy issues. He plays an important leadership role in guiding USCIB’s work on privacy and cyber-security policy, drawing on his prominent roles in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Among these, Alhadeff chairs the Information Communications and Computing Policy Committee at BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, which represents industry views to the 35-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
More information on the International Chamber of Commerce is available at www.iccwbo.org.
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Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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