Alain Aina

Network engineer: AfriNIC

Network engineer Alain Aina is very active in technical networking activities in AFRICA. He worked to launch the first full IP services in Togolese Republic in 1996 and helped many entities to do so in West Africa and on the continent in general.

In 1999, he founded Technologies Réseaux et Solutions, a private company which provides network and training services to boost Networking and Internet services deployment on the continent.
AFNOG founder and instructor since 2000, he leads many Internet related projects and activities for the good of the local community.

Since November 2006, he works as “Special Project Manager” at AfriNIC, a half time activity, which includes various projects (DNSSEC, RPKI, root server Anycast….), training, and IETF activities for the RIR. He served from June 2008 to December 2008 as acting CTO and Acting CEO from March 2011 to August 2011.

He also works for NSRC on various projects, supporting networking activities, trainings as part time work.

Since 2002 he serves on board of ICANN’s Stability and Security Advisory committee (SSAC), Internet Society’s Board of trustees (2011-2014), as well as a Crypto Officer for Root KSK, East Cost facility.