Maria Farrell is a writer and independent consultant specialising in Internet policy development, communications and community-building. She currently manages communications for infoDev, a team within The World Bank working on technology and innovation for development.

Maria’s career includes progressively senior positions in policy development and corporate affairs with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in Brussels, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Maria was Policy Manager for E-Business, IT and Telecoms at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris from 2002 to 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Maria was Policy Executive for Electronic Law at the Law Society of England and Wales, and Policy Adviser on E-Business for the Confederation of British Industry in London. She worked primarily on policy related to data protection, information security, telecoms and e-commerce.

Maria Farrell is an Irish national and studied History and Politics at University College Dublin and worked in film and television production in Ireland and the UK for four years. She received an MA in Interactive Media from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1999 and an MSc in Government from the London School of Economics in 2000. While working on ICANN’s policy development team, Maria earned an MBA at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium in 2006.

For more detailed career information including my current assignments, visit my LinkedIn profile.

You can email me at maria dot farrell at gmail dot com.

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