Erik Huizer has been the CEO of GÉANT since July 2017. Before joining GÉANT he was CTO at SURFnet, the Dutch national academic and research network.
For more than 30 years Erik has been involved in education and research networking, Internet standardisation and Internet governance. For his contributions to the Internet he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015 he was honoured with the title 'Dutch ICT personality of the year'. Until 2015 he served as part-time professor of Internet Applications at the University of Utrecht. He remains a research associate at this university.
He has been teaching at various developing countries workshops on Internet policy and technology. He is a TEDx speaker.