2015-06-24

ICANN President and CEO Search Committee

The ICANN President and CEO Search Committee has been formed by the ICANN Board of Directors pursuant to a motion passed at its meeting on June 21, 2015:

Whereas, Fadi Chehadé has announced that he intends to conclude his service as ICANN's President and CEO in March 2016 and the Board is tasked with selecting Mr. Chehadé's replacement.

Whereas, the Board has determined to establish a President and CEO Search Committee, and has identified the following Board members to serve as members of that Committee, all of whom have stated without reservation that they are not a candidate for the position of President and CEO, and will not accept such a position even if offered:

Rinalia Abdul Rahim
Cherine Chalaby
Steve Crocker
Chris Disspain
Markus Kummer
Ram Mohan
Ray Plzak
George Sadowsky (Chair)

Resolved (2015.06.21.03), the Board hereby approves the establishment of the President and CEO Search Committee, and approves the recommended membership and leadership of that Committee as identified above.

Rationale for Resolution 2015.06.21.03
Fadi Chehadé has announced that he intends to conclude his service as ICANN's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in March 2016. Accordingly, the Board is now tasked with selecting Mr. Chehadé's replacement. The establishment of a temporary Board Committee will allow the Board to more easily coordinate this process with regular reporting to the Board as a whole. It is important to begin this process now, to help ensure that there is timely succession of ICANN's President and CEO, which will assist the organization in maintaining its work in overseeing the security and the stability of the domain name system (DNS). The establishment of this temporary Board Committee will not have a financial impact on ICANN, although resources are likely to be required at later points throughout the search process. This action will not have a negative impact on the DNS.

Establishing the President and CEO Search Committee is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment. (source: ICANN)

Note: ICANN 53 Session Thursday: 12:45 to 13:45 ART CEO Succession Process Libertador AB
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