[At-Large] León Felipe Sánchez Ambía Selected by the At-Large Community as the Next ICANN Board Director

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Feb 27 15:44:10 UTC 2017

Congratulations to Leon.  Alan
Sent from my mobile. Please excuse brevity and typos.

On February 27, 2017 9:34:17 AM EST, Program Admin <program-admin at atlarge.icann.org> wrote:
>On behalf of Tijani Ben Jemaa, Chair of the Board Member Selection
>Process Committee (BMSPC), we are announcing the final election result
>of ICANN Board Director (Seat #15) selected by the At-Large Community.
>After six months of efforts, the At-Large Community has successfully
>concluded its ICANN Board Director selection process on 27 February
>2017. León Felipe Sánchez Ambía has been selected by At-Large as the
>successor of Rinalia Abdul Rahm and will begin his 3 year term as an
>ICANN Board Director at the end of ICANN60 (3 November 2017).
>The selection process began in September 2016, with the formation of
>two committees<https://community.icann.org/x/Vxi4Aw> tasked with
>managing the timeline, calling for and evaluating the candidates, and
>organizing the final election.
>Among the six individuals who submitted Expressions of Interest for the
>position, Alan Greenberg and León Felipe Sánchez Ambía were chosen as
>the finalists<https://community.icann.org/x/N6bDAw>. Before the
>election took place, the At-Large Community enjoyed ample opportunities
>to ask questions to the finalists
>verbally<https://community.icann.org/x/-pXRAw> and in
>writing<https://community.icann.org/x/ArXDAw> in order to make an
>informed choice. At-Large Structures also participated in the final
>election<https://community.icann.org/x/SbbDAw> by directing the votes
>of Regional At-Large Organization
>Click here<https://community.icann.org/x/SbbDAw> to review the result,
>as well as the detailed information about the election process.
>Please see below the bio and photo of León Felipe Sánchez Ambía.
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>León Felipe Sánchez Ambía is an intellectual property attorney
>graduated from the the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
>He also has completed postgraduate studies on intellectual property at
>the UNAM and on Internet Law at Harvard Law School.
>Since 2006 he has been partner at Fulton & Fulton, a law firm
>specialized in intellectual property and IT law based in Mexico City,
>and is head of the Intellectual Property division.
>In 2008 he was admitted as professor on Intellectual Property at the
>UNAM Law School.
>He is co-lead for the Mexican chapter of Creative Commons and advisor
>to different Government bodies that include the Digital Strategy
>Coordination Office of the Mexican Presidency, the Special Commission
>on Digital Agenda and IT of the Mexican House of Representatives and
>the Science and Technology Commission of the Mexican Senate.
>He drafted the Internet Users Rights Protection Act for Mexico and has
>been very active on issues like Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement
>(ACTA), Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), Trans-Pacific Partnership
>Agreement (TPPA) and other local initiatives of the same kind, always
>advocating to defend users’ and creators’ rights in order to achieve a
>balance between regulation and freedom.
>He currently serves as the ALAC Vice-Chair in ICANN and Co-Chair of the
>CCWG on Accountability where he has been deeply involved with the IANA
>Heidi Ullrich, Ariel Liang, and Yesim Nazlar
>At-Large Board Member Selection Program Admin Staff
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