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.
2017 to present
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, 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, 2013 to present
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, 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, 2019 to present
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, 2018 to present
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, 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, 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, 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
- 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
- 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.