Afilias connects the world with reliable, secure, scalable and globally available technology that makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful.
Chief Operating Officer
Ram Mohan has over 20 years’ experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship within both publicly quoted and private companies. Previously he worked at companies including Infonautics Corp., First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG. Ram was a founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec (a provider of internet security) in July 2004. He served on the ICANN board of directors from November 2008 to October 2018. After joining Afilias in July 2001 as Chief Technology Officer, Ram has overseen the key strategic, management and technology choices for the Group. He has also advised several governments on internet security and internet globalisation issues as part of Afilias’ ccTLD portfolio.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Roland LaPlante has over 30 years’ senior marketing experience, beginning with Procter and Gamble in brand management, and then successive positions at Heublein/Diageo, Citibank, McGraw-Hill, Providian and Xlibris (an online publisher). Since joining Afilias in 2001 as Chief Marketing Officer, he has overseen both corporate and product marketing for Afilias, including the launch of .INFO and the establishment of Afilias’ position in the current round of nTLDs. As the Group’s principal industry spokesperson, Roland is a sought after speaker on a variety of TLD issues and has helped position Afilias as a global Registry leader.
Vice President, Sales
Steve Heflin has over 20 years’ experience in the online industry. In 1994, Heflin started one of the first dial-up internet service providers in southern Pennsylvania. In 1999, Steve co-founded Domain Bank, one of the first ICANN-accredited Registrars, and served as its President from 2002 to 2005. Steve joined Afilias as Vice President of Sales in 2006 and now manages a global sales team with offices in US, Europe, India and China and focuses on the full range of Afilias’ products.