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Ching Chiao

Apr. 2013~ Founder and CEO, Brandma.co Limited
Dec. 2010~ Oct. 2014 Councilor, ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
Feb. 2013~ Board Director, DotAsia Organisation Limited
2006~ Board Supervisor, Taiwan Internet Association (TWIA)
Jul. 2009~ Chair, Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG)
2010~ Consultant, Pacific Venture Partners

Mr. Chiao has more than 15 years of professional experiences in the Internet, domain names, and mobile industry. He has been serving in many leadership positions, covering policy, technical, sales & marketing, and financing roles. His most recent venture is Brandma.co Limited, a cloud technology company empowering cost-effective, China-centric brand protection solution for the New gTLD era.

He is one of the founding members of DotAsia Organisation, the registry operator of ".asia" Top-Level domain, since early 2004 when the entity was still in its formative stage. He served as DotAsia's Vice President for 6 years, overseeing the registry launch process, regulatory liaison, business development, etc. On early 2013, he was elected to serve as Director of the Board.

Prior to joining DotAsia, he was the Director of International Affairs and Public Relations of Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC, .tw ccTLD registry). He also managed the IPv6 program office and served as the APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain) Secretariat for four years. From early 2000 to mid 2002, Ching was with the NYC-based Register.com, one of the leading Internet hosting and domain registrars in the world. He was responsible for sales and business development in the Asia Pacific region.

He has been involved in ICANN's multi-stakeholder process for more than 10 years. Ching is currently an elected Councilor to ICANN's GNSO Council, and a voting representative at ICANN's gTLD Registry Stakeholder Group. In mid 2009, Ching was appointed as the Chair of the APNG (Asia Pacific Networking Group), one of the earliest community organization dedicated to Internet development and educational program (a.k.a. APNG Camp) in Asia Pacific region. Ching has been elected to serve consecutively as Board Supervisor of Taiwan Internet Association (TWIA) since 2006.

Ching earned his MBA from State University of New York at Binghamton, and Bachelor degree of Statistics from Tamkang University in Taiwan.