[At-Large] Fwd: FW: The Board Leadership Slate - ICANN

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 00:56:21 UTC 2019

Hearty congratulations to Leon. One of ours and a good man to boot.


On Mon, 9 Sep 2019, 6:27 pm Maureen Hilyard, <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>

> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-board-leadership-slate
> *The Board Leadership Slate*
> I have an important message to share with you.
> The Board has selected Maarten Botterman as the next Chair of the ICANN
> Board following the process outlined in the Board Governance Committee
> Practice for Board Engagement in Developing Slate for Board Leadership
> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/informing-leadership-slate-practice-23jun19-en.pdf>.
> I am proud to welcome Maarten as my successor, and look forward to
> supporting him and working with him toward a smooth transition.
> I’m also pleased to announce that León Felipe Sánchez Ambia has been
> selected Vice Chair. Many congratulations to León as he takes on this
> important role.
> They will be seated after the formal election that will take place at the
> Annual Meeting at ICANN66 in Montréal. Our advance planning for the
> transfer of those responsibilities will support continuity in ICANN's
> service of its mission.
> As part of this leadership change, current Vice Chair Chris Disspain has
> stepped down from that role. In the interim, I will ask the Board to
> appoint Maarten to serve as Vice Chair until he becomes Board Chair. I want
> to thank Chris for his partnership as my Vice Chair over the past two
> years. His knowledge and skills will remain a great asset to the Board over
> the next year.
> For your information, the other candidates for Chair were Chris Disspain
> and Ron da Silva; the other candidate for Vice Chair was Becky Burr.
> Congratulations to Maarten and León. They are exceptional leaders whose
> fresh perspectives and insights will be of great value as ICANN embarks on
> the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
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