Latif Ladid Latif Ladid has worked in various managerial and marketing positions at Nixdorf Computers in Germany, and Hewlett-Packard in the Middle East, as International Sales Manager at ComputerLand Europe in Luxembourg, and as Managing Director of ComputerLand Switzerland. From 1992 to 1998, he was with the Canadian Internet and internetworking specialist, DEVELCON, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In 1998, Latif joined Telebit Communications A/S as Vice President, Sales EMEA (In June 1999, Ericsson acquired a major share in Telebit, creating Ericsson Telebit A/S). With support from the IETF IPv6 Working Group and the IPv6 Deployment Initiative, Latif founded the IPv6 Forum in May 1999. He has also served, from 1996 to 1998, as chairman of Global-ISDN. He holds an ESCAE (France), and did post-graduate work in business and administration in the UK.