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Unicode® Board of Directors


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See also the History of the Unicode Board of Directors and the list of Previous Unicode Officers and Staff.

Ayman Aldahleh Ayman Aldahleh, 2017 to present
Microsoft Corporation

Ayman is the Group Engineering Manager of the Office Core Experiences team responsible for the shared components that Office use to build their applications, including UX, UI platform, text rendering and editing, font management and accessibility. Prior to this, Ayman managed different internationalization teams that built the globalization and localization platform for Office applications, including multilingual and machine translation features. Ayman started at Microsoft in 1990 as a software design engineer and worked on BiDirectional enabling of some of Microsoft key products including DOS, Windows, IE, Word and PowerPoint. Ayman holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona.

Tim Brandall Tim Brandall, 2019 to present

Tim has over 19 years of experience in the globalization industry, working in an internationalization capacity for companies like Apple, Vivendi Universal, and most recently Netflix. He has built and lead the internationalization team at Netflix for over 6 years, taking the Netflix product from a US only service to a truly global product available in 190 countries and 27 languages. Much of his work at Netflix has revolved around innovation to support globalization at scale. Tim has a software engineering background, holding a degree in Computer Science.

Bob Jung Bob Jung, 2013 to present
Google, Inc.

Bob is the Director of Engineering for Internationalization at Google. 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. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Marypat Meuli Marypat Meuli, 2006 to present

Marypat Meuli graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, with a Bachelor of Arts in both Chemistry and Mathematics/Computer Science. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration from IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa) in Barcelona, Spain, with an emphasis on international business. She is currently working on delivering integrated services for global pharma companies, and has previously worked at Microsoft and Zillow. Marypat has extensive experience in internationalization and global service deployments.

Iris Orriss Iris Orriss, 2019 to present

Iris Orriss serves as Director of Internationalization at Facebook. She has been with Facebook since January 2013 and is passionate about eliminating the internet language and cultural barriers. Her work focuses on growing Facebook in international markets. In addition, Iris is member of the board at Translators without Borders, a nonprofit organization that provides vital information in the right language at the right time. Prior to Facebook, Iris was a director at Microsoft working on product internationalization and development process in the enterprise and language technology divisions. She is a native of Germany, speaks four languages, and was educated at Freie Universität Berlin.

James Robertson James Robertson, 2018 to present

James Robertson is the Engineering Manager of Facebook's Localization Platform. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the development of Facebook's translation UIs and pipelines for localizing content. James's interest in internationalization extends into new language support and character encodings, where he led Facebook's integration of Unicode Burmese. Before Facebook, James worked at Microsoft on Bing and Windows Server. James holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Riverside and membership in the liberal arts and sciences academic honors society Phi Beta Kappa.

Alolita Sharma Alolita Sharma, 2016 to present
Amazon Web Services

Alolita wants to see core non-Latin languages fully represented on the Web. She believes the way forward depends on the adoption of open source and open standards like Unicode. Alolita believes the Unicode Consortium serves a vital role in language standardization and bridging the digital divide. She is principal technologist enabling open source at Amazon Web Services. Previously, she headed internationalization, localization and NLP engineering teams at PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia. She holds multiple degrees in Computer Science and mentors women engineers and advises startups.

David Singer David Singer, 2018 to present

David Singer is the senior engineer who coordinates standards activity for software engineering at Apple. In this role, he serves directly in both technical roles (multimedia systems at MPEG and 3GPP) and strategic roles (Advisory Committee and Advisory Board at the W3C, past Blu-ray Director), and indirectly oversees Apple’s involvement in a wide range of standards bodies and consortia, including ITU-T and ITU-R, SMPTE, and INCITS.
David holds a BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, England.

Greg Welch Greg Welch, 2013 to present
Intel Corporation (retired); VP, Marketing & Business Development, Unicode, Inc.

Greg Welch is retired 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.
  • As Director of Strategy and Industry Initiatives in Intel’s Software and Solutions Group, Greg drove Intel’s efforts to enable software for multi-core architectures.
  • Director of Strategic Planning for Intel's Mobile Platforms Group. Greg 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. Greg 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 PCs.