InternetNZ CEO resigns

Vikram Kumar has stepped down as chief executive of online watchdog InternetNZ after serving in the role for three years. His resignation is effective as of 31 January.

Kumar stepped into the post at the beginning of 2010, and since that time has seen the organisation's membership double. 

"Vikram has been responsible for making InternetNZ the go-to organisation for authoritative information about the Internet in New Zealand," says InternetNZ president, Frank March.

"In addition to increasing the visibility and reach of the organisation through initiatives such as NetHui, he has built a strong team which will serve the organisation well in the future. "

Speaking to Idealog, Kumar says his resignation is an opportunity to explore new avenues after a quarter of a decade working in the technology sector.

"It's time for something brand new, a new challenge to take on," he says.

InternetNZ is seeking an immediate replacement for Kumar, and Frank March will act as interim CEO in the meantime.

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