The Unicode Consortium would like to welcome two new board members,
Bob Jung and Greg Welch, and a new vice president, Peter Constable.
Bob Jung is the Director of Engineering for Internationalization at
Google, Inc. He built and leads the globally distributed team that
develops highly scalable technologies and infrastructure used
throughout Google to deliver internationalized and localized products.
Previously, at Netscape, he built the team that established much of the
early work on internationalization for the web and browsers. Even
earlier, he helped drive the initial Unix/POSIX internationalization
specifications and standards via work with industry consortiums
(/usr/grp, Uniforum, Unix International). Prior to Google, Bob worked
for Netscape/AOL, Apple, MIPS, Nippon Unisoft and UniSoft.
Greg Welch of Intel Corporation is Director of Strategic Marketing
in Intel’s PC Client Group. Among his recent accomplishments has been
responsibility for driving the formulation and coordination of Intel’s
Ultrabook™ program. Previous positions at Intel include:
- Director, Intel’s Architecture Group, Global WIMAX
Organization: responsible for business development relationships
between Intel, Clearwire, Best Buy and OEMs to promote the world’s first
national 4G network.
- Director of Strategy and Industry Initiatives in Intel’s
Software and Solutions Group: drove Intel’s efforts to enable
software for multi-core architectures.
- Director of Strategic Planning for Intel's Mobile Platforms
Group: oversaw long-range roadmap planning and business strategy
for all notebook platform, processor, and chipset products that
became the Core® family of processors.
- Director of Brand Strategy: spearheaded the segmentation of
Intel’s processor brands including the Itanium® and Xeon® brands
for high-end server products, and the Celeron® brand for value
Peter Constable is Senior Program Manger at Microsoft. He was exposed
to challenges of supporting non-Latin scripts in software systems and
digital fonts while living in Thailand for five years. He began working
on software internationalization in 1996 and became active in work on
Unicode and other i18n standards activities shortly thereafter. Since
2003, he has worked for Microsoft on Unicode and support and
international text display. He has long been active in the UTC, became a
Unicode technical director in 2008, and has been the Unicode liaison
to SC2 since 2007.
The Unicode Consortium would like to thank Vint Cerf and Harald
Alvestrand, who recently stepped down after many years of contributions
as members of the board of directors.
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for
Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and
applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.
Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Vint is the co-designer
with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the
Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the
U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the
highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of
Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code
used to transmit data across the Internet has put them "at the
forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce,
communication, and entertainment." He served on the board of the
Unicode Consortium from 2010 until now.
Harald Alvestrand has worked for Norsk Data, UNINETT (the
University Network of Norway), EDB Maxware, Cisco Systems and, since
2006, for Google, Inc. Harald has been active in Internet
standardization since 1991, and has written a number of RFCs. He was an
area director of Applications and of Operations & Management in
the IETF and a member of the IAB before serving as chair of the IETF
from 2001 to 2006. He served on the board of the Unicode Consortium
from 2001 until now.
The Consortium also would like to thank Vice President Eric Muller,
and Technical Directors John Jenkins and Mike Ksar, who recently
stepped down from their roles as officers of the Consortium after
serving for many years. They will continue to work with the Consortium
on ongoing technical work.
Eric Muller is the former chair of INCITS/L2, the U.S. committee
which coordinates its work closely with the ongoing work of the Unicode
Technical Committee. Eric continues his contributions to the technical
work of the Consortium through his work with the Unicode Technical
Committee. John Jenkins has worked with the Ideographic Rapporteur
Group (IRG) for many years, and continues to provide crucial
maintenance and updates for the Unicode Database. Mike Ksar has
convened ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 for many years, and continues in that
For the listing of current directors and officers of the Consortium please see Unicode Directors, Officers and Staff
. See also Former Board Members
and Former Officers