Ronald Schwaerzler

Ronald Schwaerzler (56) is well-respected in Austrian Internet, broadcasting and business circles having served as founding chief executive of the online divisions of the country’s biggest newspapers and online director of the Austrian broadcasting corporation, ORF.

His considerable experience is now helping to shape the new Top Level Domain landscape in Europe through his management of the three geoTLDs of .WIEN, .KOELN, .COLOGNE. Similar to .AFRICA, these three domains are all about promoting digital identities for Cities, Regions, Language and Culture on the Internet.

In his leisure time, Ronald focusses on his family and outdoor activities. He is especially proud of his achievements in endurance sports, having finished several Ironman and Marathon competitions. Having grown up in the shadow of the Austrian Alps, Ronald didn’t hesitate to join the .AFRICA Mt Kilimanjaro Summit team. He is hoping to fulfill a childhood dream while also helping publicise a geoTLD that is very close to his heart.