As Executive Director, Ms. Lichtenberg will be responsible for further strengthening GNI as a global multi-stakeholder platform for freedom of expression and privacy rights in the ICT sector. Ms. Lichtenberg brings to GNI extensive experience from her private sector career in telecommunications and her work with civil society on behalf of human rights.
Before joining the GNI, Ms. Lichtenberg was Head of Regulatory Affairs & Digital Rights at Vodafone Netherlands in Amsterdam, where she worked in a variety of roles since 2008. At Vodafone Netherlands, she previously served as Head of Privacy & Sustainability and before that as Head of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining Vodafone in 2008, she was Executive Director of the Lawyers for Lawyers Foundation, a Dutch NGO on whose board she continues to serve. Her international human rights experience includes serving as an international election observer in Ukraine and Armenia, and as a law clerk with the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Judith’s background embodies GNI’s multi-stakeholder approach,” said Robert Mahoney, GNI Board member and Deputy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Judith’s experience with privacy and law enforcement compliance give her the perspective and credibility necessary to engage with companies seeking to uphold GNI’s core principles. And her work with at-risk lawyers around the world shows her deep commitment to human rights.”