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G3ict Welcomes Dr. Christopher Lee as President and Susan Mazrui as Board Chair

Dr. Christopher Lee will succeed Founder and President Axel Leblois at the helm of G3ict, while Susan Mazrui will succeed Ambassador Luis Gallegos as G3ict Board Chair.

Photo of Christopher Lee (above) and Susan Mazrui below

Atlanta (July 01, 2024) —

Following 18 years of volunteering at the helm of G3ict, Axel Leblois will pass the baton of President of G3ict to Dr. Christopher Lee as of July 1, 2024. Dr. Lee, a seasoned expert in disability and accessible technologies, was previously Managing Director of G3ict and IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, a division of G3ict. “I am extremely pleased that the Board of Directors of G3ict appointed unanimously Christopher as my successor following a thorough succession planning process,” said Axel Leblois, who added: “Christopher’s successful track record as an entrepreneur, passion for digital accessibility, and commitment to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities are the best combination of skills I could hope for to lead the future of G3ict.”

Christopher Lee said, “I am honored and deeply motivated to assume this new role as President of G3ict and to continue leading the way in promoting the right to digital accessibility holistically, involving multiple stakeholders and promoting innovations, effective policies, implementations at the organizational level, as well as training and certification for accessibility professionals.”

Further strengthening the leadership team, the Board of Directors elected Susan Mazrui, a well-respected expert in technology and disability policy, as its new Chairperson, succeeding Ambassador Luis Gallegos, who served as board chair since G3ict’s inception. In recognition of their many years of service, the Board elected Ambassador Luis Gallegos as Honorary Chairman and Axel Leblois as President Emeritus as of July 1, 2024. In this capacity, Axel Leblois will continue serving the organization as an advisor and spokesperson supporting institutional relations and strategic partnerships.

Susan Mazrui said: “On behalf of G3ict’s Board of directors and the broader community of digital accessibility advocates, I want to thank Ambassador Luis Gallegos and Axel Leblois for their many years of volunteering and leadership in bringing G3ict to where it is today. I also want to welcome Dr. Christopher Lee as President of G3ict and look forward to working with him to bring the organization to new heights.”

Over the past 18 years, G3ict has evolved from an institutional advocacy initiative to a global force, promoting digital accessibility in over 137 countries. Started as a partnership with UN DESA to advance the digital accessibility dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, G3ict operates today as a global hub for a diverse network of advocates, technology leaders, accessibility professionals, and policymakers. G3ict’s four divisions, including the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, its Global Advisory Center, the M-Enabling Summit, and its Advocacy and research programs, collaborate closely to contribute to G3ict’s global impact.


G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies. Participating organizations include industry, academia, the public sector, and organizations representing persons with disabilities. G3ict promotes good practices in digital accessibility policies and programs and provides tools for advocates around the world, including through its Global Advisory Center (GAC) that defines and deploys worldwide good practices, tools, and model policies for accessibility and inclusion. G3ict’s Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index (DARE Index) benchmarks countries' progress. Through its division IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, G3ict offers professional development resources and certification to more than 2,000 members in 46 countries. For more information, please visit the G3ict website.


For more information, contact Francesca Cesa Bianchi, G3ict Vice President, at

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