[At-Large] [ALAC] New ICANN CEO is Out of the Blocks with Ambitious Operational Plans
Rinalia Abdul Rahim
rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 01:12:00 UTC 2012
All in all, an excellent step forward for the new CEO, and I'm happy for
On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Carlton Samuels
<carlton.samuels at gmail.com>wrote:
> One good thing I see, Compliance is now a direct report to the CEO. Seems
> he was listening, don't?
> I'm very supportive of Maguy's elevation and fully expect to see her rise
> to the occasion. I shall be watching closely to see the 'gestures' that
> message the new beginning.
> - Carlton
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> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
> > <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14sep12-en.htm
> > >http<
> > http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14sep12-en.htm
> > www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14sep12-en.htm
> > New ICANN CEO is Out of the Blocks with Ambitious Operational Plans
> > Fadi Chehadé Assumes Top Spot Two Weeks Early
> > 14 September 2012
> > Los Angeles, California... Fadi Chehadé today
> > officially assumed the position of President and
> > Chief Executive Officer of the Internet
> > Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
> > (ICANN). He assumed his position two weeks ahead of his planned start
> > Chehadé's appointment as CEO had been announced
> > on 22 June, though he was not expected to assume
> > his role until 1 October. Chief Operating Officer
> > (COO) Akram Atallah had been serving as the
> > interim CEO and will now reassume his role as COO.
> > Today Chehadé thanked Atallah for assuming the
> > top spot during the summer and then, during a
> > staff meeting, he explained his plans for the future.
> > "I have spent the past two months asking myself
> > and many others from all over the Internet
> > community worldwide the same questions," said
> > Chehadé. "How can ICANN work better with its
> > stakeholders to bring all interested parties to
> > the table to debate and agree how to improve the
> > DNS? How can we ensure that all global citizens
> > can share an open Internet which is sustainable and resilient?"
> > Chehade's strategy puts ICANN's stakeholders at
> > its heart. The organization's staff will be
> > brought together in collaborative teams organized
> > in a global matrix that distributes key functions
> > and leaders across the world to accelerate effective engagement.
> > Chehadé's leadership team combines deep ICANN
> > experience with fresh perspectives from
> > international executives. Among the changes he announced today:
> > * Akram Atallah's role will be expanded to
> > include oversight of Registry and Registrar
> > Services, the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)
> > program, Security and other important activities.
> > * Tarek Kamel, Senior Advisor to the
> > President of ICANN, who currently leads the
> > development of an Africa strategy, will assume
> > the role of Senior Advisor for Government
> > Affairs, leading all aspects of Government Engagement.
> > * Sally Costerton, most recently CEO of Hill
> > & Knowlton Public Relations for Europe, the
> > Middle East and Asia has been tapped to lead the
> > new position of Stakeholder Engagement, a role
> > that will incorporate the communications function.
> > Both Costerton and Kamel will be based in ICANN's
> > European region and will report directly to the
> > CEO. Their goal is to strengthen ICANN's
> > international engagement at all levels, and to
> > implement the global matrix alongside ICANN's regional vice presidents.
> > Chehadé said his other direct reports would include:
> > * Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President, who will
> > take on a new role as Chief of Strategy.
> > * John Jeffrey, General Counsel and Secretary
> > of the ICANN Board, who will continue in that role.
> > * David Olive, Vice President of Policy, who
> > will also continue in his current role.
> > In a further organizational development, Chehadé
> > announced that Maguy Serad, Senior Director of
> > Contractual Compliance will be promoted to Vice
> > President of Contractual Compliance, with her
> > department reporting directly to the CEO.
> > "I've spent the summer putting the right team in
> > place – looking deep within ICANN and beyond to
> > find the best mix of talents to help me to
> > fulfill ICANN's mission," said Chehadé. "Frankly
> > I am impressed and humbled by what these diverse
> > leaders bring to the table. I've been fortunate
> > to have great support from the ICANN Board as
> > well as the staff and I know that we will be able
> > to build upon the organization's many achievements."
> > "The Board has consulted extensively with Fadi
> > through the past couple of months and has spent
> > this week in session with him and his leadership
> > team reviewing his plans," said Dr. Stephen
> > Crocker, ICANN Board Chair. "We are very
> > supportive and will do everything we can to help
> > the ICANN team deliver successfully. "
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