Glen de Saint Géry serves as Senior Trademark & Internet
Specialist for Winterfeldt IP Group. She comes to the group with 20 years of
experience in Internet Domain Name System (DNS) matters, including an
instrumental role in developing/structuring the Domain Name Supporting
Organization that is now the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) of
the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Glen, who is based in France but lends support to all of
Winterfeldt IP Group’s offices, is South African born and educated and hails
from a multi-cultural and very diverse background. Prior to devoting her career
to Internet matters, Glen worked as a social science researcher as well as a
lecturer in Social Work at the Cape, then at the School of Social Work in Nice,
France. In her social work career, Glen was also responsible for developing a
variety of community programs, including one which designed a unique service to
help disabled people and their families from Holland and Belgium to have
camping holidays in the South of France. She has also worked as an English teacher, and as an interpreter for a
Glen’s extensive Internet experience began in a role as an
interpreter French company at the time of the Green and White paper discussions
which preceded the formation of ICANN. From there she became the part-owner of
a web hosting company, associate of a French Registrar, and ultimately
Secretary to the Domain Name Supporting Organization that is now the GNSO.
Glen was the Secretary to the GNSO for over 15 years ,and
helped develop and managed the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees
Support Team. She has a thorough understanding of the inner workings of ICANN,
as well as extensive familiarity with the policies and best practices that have
shaped the GNSO.
Glen is responsible for helping with paralegal and executive
support functions such assistance with the team’s ICANN policy and engagement
matters, travel, conference and event planning, marketing, and
diversity-related activities. Glen brings with her strong organizational skills
large-scale events and office management, as well as the ability to work
seamlessly with internal and external stakeholders of all seniority levels.
Glen speaks 5 languages fluently, (Afrikaans, Dutch,
English, French, German), and also has a good knowledge of Xhosa. She offers
particular expertise in the nuances of European cultural and business
practices, thus lending extensive support to Winterfeldt IP Group’s
international clients and industry activities.