2016-05-16

Interview: New ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby (video)

ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby interview:

ICANN's Brad White interviews ICANN's new President and CEO Göran Marby. Published May 15, 2016. You almost have to feel sorry for this guy--he obviously has no idea what he is getting into--and he already has been "fed" a lot of misinformation and false narratives about ICANN.

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DomainMondo.com 06Feb2016: New ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby of Sweden, Starts May 2016: "But troubling reports indicate his temperament and leadership style are incompatible with ICANN's collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance ..."

DomainMondo.com: News Review: ICANN, China, IANA: ex-CEO Fadi Chehadé's Sad LegacyFadi Chehade"I’ve learned in these four years that unless he [new ICANN CEO] is listening and deriving his priorities from you, he’s going to have a miserable time. It’s that simple ... See the biggest difficulty for an incoming presidency to ICANN is two parts. The first is his title. The title is a problem because [when] you come in, you think you’re a CEO. You’re not a CEO. This is not a typical CEO job. And so you get into your head all kinds of things about being a CEO that just don’t apply here. And so the title is problematic. And I’ll tell him [new ICANN CEO] this after he signs his offer." (emphasis added)

DomainMondo.com: News Review ... ICANN Chairman's Op-ed Flops"... [ICANN Chairman Steve] Crocker followed the script he had been given, false narratives and institutional secrets are inculcated in ICANN's sick organizational culture ..."

"The curse was laid upon him in Marrakech" 

Marby is a former technology CEO and start-up founder as well as most recently serving as Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

History of ICANN President-CEOs (former positions in parenthesis):
  • Göran Marby (Director-General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority): May 2016- ?
  • *Interim: Akram Atallah (ICANN GDD President), March-May, 2016 
  • Fadi Chehadé (CEO of Vocado LLC), September 2012-March 2016
  • *Interim: Akram Atallah (ICANN COO), July-September, 2012 
  • Rod Beckstrom (U.S. Cybersecurity Chief), July 2009-July 2012
  • Paul Twomey (Founder, Argo Pacific consulting firm), March 2003-June 2009
  • Stuart Lynn (Assoc. V.P., University of California), March 2001-March 2003
  • Michael Roberts (V.P. of Educom consortium), October 1998-March 2001




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