[ALAC] CEO Search Committee Progress

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Dec 12 22:06:08 UTC 2011


CEO Search Committee Progress

12 December 2011

The CEO Search Committee has met several times since Dakar, and has 
scheduled conference calls at least weekly through the Costa Rica 
meeting in March 2012.

The committee received a number of e-mailed responses in reply to its 
request in Dakar for further input. We thank those who have provided 
input, either in person in Dakar or through e-mail submissions.

The committee issued an RFP for a search firm to assist us in the 
process. Eight firms were solicited, and four acceptable responses 
were received. The proposal of Odgers Berndtson of Brussels was 
chosen, and the committee is now working actively with them.

The committee, in cooperation with Odgers Berndtson, has developed a 
candidate profile to be used in our search efforts. The profile is a 
condensation of the Board's thinking and comments from the community 
and others, to help potential candidates understand the required 
skills and experience. The larger and richer set of characteristics 
of the new CEO, developed through community consultations, will be 
fully utilized in the evaluation of candidates. A job description is 
prepared separately.

The CEO Candidate Profile may be found at 
[PDF, 576 KB]. Members of the community are encouraged to consult the 
profile and assist in encouraging excellent candidates to interest 
themselves in the position.

The committee has decided that all inquiries and expressions of 
interest regarding the ICANN CEO position should be sent directly to 
Odgers Berndtson. The following e-mail address has been established 
for this purpose: 
<mailto:ceo-icann at odgersberndtson.be>ceo-icann at odgersberndtson.be

This address is now operational and available for use. All 
expressions of interest the CEO search should be sent directly to this address.

Finally, the committee is currently involved in finalizing the job 
description, discussing advertising strategy, and assessing a 
compensation package for the new CEO. The committee intends to keep 
the community informed of its progress on a periodic basis. 

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