[At-Large] BCEC Announces the Final Slate of ICANN Board Director Candidates Selected by the At-Large Community

Jean-Jacques Subrenat jjs at dyalog.net
Tue Jan 31 09:18:14 UTC 2017

Dear All,

having served on the ICANN Board (where I was instrumental in the establishment of Seat 15), on ALAC, and as a current member of the EURALO Individuals’ Association writing here in a private capacity, I would like to offer the following remarks:

1) A petition to add one or several names to the list would require to prove that:
    - the criteria established by the BCEC were inadequate,
    - and/or they were not respected in establishing the BCEC Slate of Candidates,
    - and/or one or more candidates on that Slate was/were suddently discovered to have interests, actions or behaviour deemed incompatible with the criteria, or with the expected standards in ICANN.

2) Calling for a petition also calls into question the effectiveness of the ALAC body entrusted with the pre-selection of candidates for Seat 15. And for an external observer, less familiar with the workings of ICANN and ALAC, calling for a petition might even suggest incompetence or bias. It is in the obvious interest of ICANN and ALAC to avoid any such impression.

3) In the specific case of the petition recently issued, one cannot but observe that the initiative originated in, and was supported by parties with some affiliation or relation to a candidate who was unsuccessful in the agreed selection process. It is not in the interests of ICANN or ALAC to be susceptible to pressures or influences in such a manner.

Finally, the above remarks are not aimed at any individual, but simply call for the strict observance of principles. This is essential in our efforts to maintain and, if possible, enhance the role of the global Internet user community in ICANN.

Best regards,

Le 29 janvier 2017 à 18:15:33, Program Admin (program-admin at atlarge.icann.org) a écrit:

Dear All,


The optional Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) petition process in the ICANN Board Director selection did not result in any successful petition to add names to the BCEC Slate of Candidates and this stage of the process has now concluded.

Hence, the Final Slate of Candidates, who were selected by the BCEC and will go forward to the next stage of the selection process organized by the Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC), are (listed in alphabetical order of the last name): 


Alan Greenberg (Canada) 
Leon Felipe Sanchez Ambia (Mexico) 

EoIs of the Final Slate of Candidates


You may view the EoIs (with personal and private information removed) of the Final Slate of Candidates HERE.  


Next Steps 


In the coming weeks before the start of the final election, the BMSPC will organize activities and mechanisms that facilitate the interactions between the At-Large Community Members and the Final Slate of Candidates. The methods of interaction will incorporate input from ALAC Members, RALO members, and the Final Slate of Candidates themselves. The BMSPC will announce the planned interactions in due course.  


In accordance with the selection timeline, the first round of voting in the final election will be initiated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Any internal RALO decision making processes, such as confirming the electorates and directing RALO Chairs' votes in the final election, should be conducted and completed before 21 February. The selection process is planned to be completed by Friday, 21 April 2017, with the announcement of the successful Candidate on that date. 


Background Information 


For background information of the ICANN Board Director Selection Process, please visit the At-Large Board Member Selection workspace. 


Any questions regarding the process should also be directed by email to program-admin at atlarge.icann.org. They will be answered as quickly as possible.


On behalf of the Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC) 

Heidi Ullrich, Ariel Liang, Terri Agnew, and Yesim Nazlar 
At-Large Board Member Selection Program Admin Staff 



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