About Asia Internet Coalition

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) is an industry association made up of leading internet and technology companies. The AIC seeks to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Google and eBay joined as founding members in 2010, followed shortly thereafter by Yahoo. In 2013 Facebook joined as a member, followed by LinkedIn and Salesforce. Apple joined in 2014, and Twitter in 2015. In 2016, Expedia, LINE, PayPal and Rakuten/Viber joined as AIC’s newest members.

AIC also has a “Friends of AIC” scheme where other industry groups and independent Internet-based companies can partner with us as a growing industry voice in the digital economy of Asia Pacific.

Key Internet policy issues

Support for public policy and regulatory frameworks that facilitate the development of national digital industry markets

To encourage universal access in broadband deployment

Preserving the open interconnected nature of the public Internet

Promoting public policies that encourage the adoption and unhindered development of Internet enabled communications and e-commerce

Promoting the potential of Internet enabled communications to benefit society, the economy and citizens

Support for public policies that encourage individual rights and freedom of communication and access to legitimate Internet content, services and applications

Our Team

AIC’s team is dedicated to fostering innovation, promoting economic growth, and empowering people through the free and open internet. As the voice of the world’s leading internet companies, we bring decades of experience in the public and private sector to this mission.

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Jeff Paine

Managing Director
Sarthak Luthra

Sarthak Luthra

Secretariat

2019 Executive Committee (EXCO)

Each year AIC conduct nominations for EXCO, which is comprised of three positions: Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer. The EXCO steers the direction of the industry association on matters of public policy related free and open internet.

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CHAIR

Choo Pin Ang

Expedia Group
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VICE CHAIR

Heather Grell

Apple
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TREASURER

Kathleen Reen

Twitter

 

2018 EXCO

Chair -  Barbara Navarro, Google

Vice Chair - Alvin Tan, Facebook

Treasurer -  Kathleen Reen, Twitter