[ALAC] CEO Search Committee Progress
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
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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