Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic

President of Internet Society Serbia

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic is a President of Internet Society Serbia, Belgrade Chapter, Internet Society England Chapter and a Board Chair of Share Foundation. She an active connector, Internet public servant and a member of the global Internet governance community. She served as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multistakeholder Advisory Group, as Trustee of the Board of Internet Society and on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

Desiree has a decade-plus of close and productive interactions with regulators, intergovernmental leaders, academics, artists, and community activists throughout the world. This provides her with a unique set of resources with which to engage the often complex, cross-sectoral challenges of Internet technical coordination and governance.

Her work in the Internet field started as a founding employee of Demon Internet in 1993, the first ISP in the UK to provide internet access to individuals. As an Oxford Internet Institute visiting associate, she researched Internet governance organisations. 

Currently, she co-chairs the RIPE Cooperation Working Group and serves as a Councillor at Generic Name Supporting Organisation at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and represents at Registrars Stakeholder Group at ICANN. 

When she is not advocating for the free, global and open Internet, Desiree is working on growing Klimerko citizen science network and conference – an annual IoT Ecology and Sustainability Hackathon for South East Europe which she founded in 2015.