Advisory Council

Paul Humberstone is a member of the Core Leadership Council of Congress WBN (C-WBN) which is a UK registered charity and operates in over 120 countries on every continent and oversight is provided by the Core Leadership Council. C-WBN is a unique, global, non-profit organisation focused on effecting human, social and national transformation through the propogation of clearly defined moral, ethical, and values based principles, patterns and approaches. It is composed of eight sectors of strategic global initiatives involving networks of professional groups, educational institutions, businesses, churches, individual national leaders, university students, and global technology initiatives. Paul Humberstone is also the Founder and President of New Sight International which is a UK based charity.

Paul has also travelled to many countries in the past 40 years speaking as a Leadership Development Specialist and involved with diverse human development initiatives. He is an Advisor and Consultant with Impact Consortium, a Consultation Agency which provides ethical and values based support and guidance to businesses, individuals and non-profit organisations.

Bevil Wooding is the Chief Knowledge Officer at Congress WBN (C-WBN). Wooding is known for his work in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Caribbean. In 2010, Bevil Wooding was named by ICANN as one of the Trusted Community Representatives for the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) root. Wooding advocates developing states and emerging economies to create policies, build infrastructure and leverage human resource capacity for technology-enabled development. He has been described as “a visionary who believes that the African, Caribbean and Pacific Economies can be enhanced through ICTs and Internet development”.

He is currently the Caribbean Outreach Liaison at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and an Internet Strategist for the US based non-profit Packet Clearing House (PCH). He also serves as a Special Advisor to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). His work spans several sectors and includes public awareness, capacity building and policy development.

Wooding’s work with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has led to the creation of a special non-profit agency, APEX, to support the implementation of technology innovations within the Caribbean justice system. He currently serves as Executive Director of APEX.

Sokol Haxhiu is based in Albania and currently is leading the Westminster Foundation for Democracy office in Albania. WFD is UK public body dedicated to supporting democracy around the world. He is a Prince2 Certified Project/Programme Manager and has an extensive experience of about 18 years in working for and with international organizations such as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – Swiss Embassy, United Nations Development Programme, GTZ, EU, World Vision, etc., in high management and senior expert positions. He has been active part of ICANN structures, IGF and currently is a member of advisory board of World Vision. He has been responsible for large-scale project planning, preparation, management and administration and has expertise in project management, capacity building, institutional strengthening, change management, talent development and resource allocation and on utilizing ICT for development. He has lectured for universities in Albanian for several years on public administration and management systems and has authored / co-authored different research papers and national strategies..

Tobias Mahler teaches law at the faculty of law at the University of Oslo. He is a Professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), specializing in information and communications technology law. His research interests cover a broad range of legal issues arising in the context of (i) robots, particularly with artificial intelligence capabilities, (ii) Internet governance (especially the domain name system), as well as (iii) cybersecurity and privacy. This focus on legal issues is complemented with research interests in legal informatics more closely related to computer science. The latter line of research has focused on software applications for legal practice, such as, legal risk management and visual representations of legal reasoning. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo, an LL.M. degree in legal informatics from the University of Hannover, and a German law degree (first state exam). He has practised law in Norway as a corporate lawyer in the automotive industry, primarily working with international commercial contracts. He teaches primarily robot regulation, cybersecurity regulation, legal tech and artificial intelligence, as well as Norwegian and German law of obligations. He is the deputy director of the NRCCL and the director of the centre’s LL.M. programme.

Muhammad Aslam Hayat is currently working as Chief Compliance and Legal officer in Telenor Microfinance Bank. He served on the Board of the Bank before joining it as an employee in October 2018. Aslam is associated with Telenor since 2004.

Before joining the bank, he was working as Vice President Circle Central in Telenor Pakistan with responsibility of profit and loss. He was previously Chief Corporate Affairs and Strategy Officer (CCASO) in Telenor Pakistan. Before joining Telenor Pakistan, he was Centre Director (CEO) of Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PIRRC), a jointly funded project of World Bank and Asian Development Bank to provide regulatory resource and assistance to all the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).

He has worked in Grameenphone (a Telenor subsidiary) for five years mainly advising in legal, regulatory and stakeholder management matters, making strategies and building capacity of Corporate Affairs Division. He worked as consultant to Telenor Pakistan in initial days advising on legal and regulatory matters.

He was part of the team, which worked on ICT policies in Pakistan including Telecom Deregulation Policy 2003, Mobile Cellular Policy 2004 and Universal Service Fund Policy, 2006. He also drafted various laws for Pakistan including Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002, Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007, Data Protection Bill, amendments in Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation) Act 1996.

Mr. Hayat graduated from Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1984 and got his law degree from Punjab University Law College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1987. He did his LLM in 2000 from King’s College, University of London, London, United Kingdom in Information Technology Law, International Commercial Arbitration and International Business Transactions. He has also done PGD in EC Competition Law from King’s College, University of London, London, in 2008.