[NA-Discuss] [At-Large] [EURO-Discuss] VOTE RESULTS: 2014 At-Large Board Director (Seat #15) Selection Process
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Sat Apr 5 08:34:40 UTC 2014
I would like to join Veronica's evaluation of all this discussion as
extremely valuable! A lot of newcomers need more knowledge on the history
of ICANN/At Large. I would like to propose to prepare for ATLAS in London
series of interviews with the most prominent persons involved - I would be
happy to prepare questions for them.
And I highly appreciate Christopher's article - can we translate it into
Regarding Board Members.
Sebastien was the first from At Large, and he did great job. As for me,
EACH member of the Board has to have the same big ear and big heart to hear
and to understand EVERY Internet user's voice, as Sebastien has. I do not
know how we can fix it in our ROP, but I am sure, we have to find the way
to do it.
Regarding second seat at the Board for At Large. I am absolutely sure, that
we need it. Thousand of thanks to NomCom for Wolfgang - again with big ear
and big heart))), deep knowledge and huge experience!
As far as I understand, some At Large initiatives were ignored by the Board
- and now it is considered as mistakes. I do not want to say, that EACH At
Large decision has to be approved by Board automatically. But the Board has
to understand our way of thinking - from the point of view of ordinary
We really need more voices - it means we need to create more friendly
interface for them: from technological, political, linguistic and other
points of view.
On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Christian de Larrinaga
<cdel at firsthand.net>wrote:
> As somebody outside this box but keeping half an eye out I am intrigued
> by some recent comments from past board, nomcom and others on the issues
> as they see them today. There is plenty of space where Internet users
> of all sorts are unable to get their voice heard effectively. ICANN is
> one place where this needs to be strengthened.
> But I urge those involved to look deeper than technocratic methods such
> as Nomcom, HR or systematic processes to explain why problems are coming
> up for air again. These process techniques take as read the culture,
> interests and remit of an organisation as it is now and tend to enhance
> it in some form. That is they reinforce existing structures and are not
> effective or desirable levers to reform by themselves.
> ICANN has a structural challenge in that its board is bottom up whilst
> its management is top down. This is possibly why Karl proposes to remove
> the CEO/President from the board. It is also why there is tension
> between ICANN as a manager and ICANN as mainly a community of
> responsible organisations that manage Internet resources.
> If you want change in a board you need to drive change from the board
> and attract board members who direct rather than manage. Is that what
> ICANN as it is today wants? I wonder.
> If intermediaries dominate the landscape at ICANN and many argue this is
> now the case then how does ICANN function in the public interest? At
> Large is one attempt in that direction. But in face of the NTIA
> challenge can it be argued that ICANN is multi stakeholder in the sense
> that it represents the broad public interest? In particular if one
> focuses on the board in that specific context.
> That seems a far deeper challenge than one you should delegate to HR as
> an issue of "skillsets".
> Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
> > Dear Wolfgang,
> > thank you for this reminder of the history.
> > I'd like to hear more from our Community on whether they think we should
> > be pushing for a second director position now that we've had another
> > successful round of selection of a Board Director.
> > Fadi Chehadé mentioned today the Election in At-Large when speaking
> > about the multi-stakeholder model at the Hudson Institute
> > Kind regards,
> > Olivier
> > On 30/03/2014 11:32, "Kleinwächter, Wolfgang" wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I also want to join the many thanks to Sebastian (great job), to
> Rinalia (great challenge) and Roberto and Tijani (well done). Nothing more
> to add what Veronica has said so nicely and well structured.
> >> I this context: Don´t forget the History. In the present NTIA
> transition discussion a lot of "orginal ideas" from 1998 are remembered.
> One orginal idea was to give the At Large Membership nine voting seats.
> Article V, Section 4 of the Orginal Bylaws (November 6, 1998) said in para.
> iv: "Nine (9) At Large Directors, selected pursuant to a process to be
> established by a majority vote of all the At Large Board members of the
> Initial Board".
> >> http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws/bylaws-06nov98-en.htm#V
> >> We know the history. Five voting directors were elected in 2000 for two
> years. In November 2001 the At Large Membership Committee, chaired by Carl
> Bildt, recommended the establishment of an At Large Supporting Organisation
> (ALSO) with the right to send six voting directors to the board.
> >> In 2002, as part of the general ICANN reform process the ideas of an At
> Large elections and the establishment of an ALSO with six regional councils
> were abolished and were substituted by an "At Large Advisory Committee"
> (ALAC) with five RALOs, a certification process for ALSs and the
> establishment of a NomCon which now sends eight directors to the board. The
> NomCom got five voting At Large Members. The chair of ALAC was invited to
> serve as a non-votong liaison in the Board (similar to the chair of the
> >> In the preparation for ATLAS I in Mexico in 2008 we were calling for
> two voting ALAC Board members. We got one. Now ATLAS II is at the horizon.
> We need a strong message from ATLAS II that the multistakeholder model -
> which is now under tough discussion and has to face its "moment of truth" -
> will work only, if you have a strong civil society role in policy
> development and decision making.
> >> Here we have to invest more how to do this and to go out of our silos
> both within the broader CS community (in particular with NCUC and NPOC) as
> well as in cross constituency communication, coordination and collaboration
> with private sector, technical community and governments. A big
> >> Wolfgang
> >> wolfgang
> >> ________________________________
> >> Von: euro-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org im Auftrag von
> Veronica Cretu
> >> Gesendet: Sa 29.03.2014 15:55
> >> An: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
> >> Cc: lac-discuss-en at atlarge-lists.icann.org;
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> euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org; afri-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org;
> ALAC-Announce at atlarge-lists.icann.org;
> apac-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org; At-Large Worldwide;
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> >> Betreff: Re: [EURO-Discuss] [At-Large] VOTE RESULTS: 2014 At-Large
> Board Director (Seat #15) Selection Process
> >> Dear colleagues, dear Olivier - thanks for this message and to echo and
> >> build up on it, I would also like to:
> >> - Thank *Sebastian* for the work done in his capacity as a member of the
> >> Board and wish him success in the upcoming new roles and initiatives. We
> >> all continue building on our previous experiences, so this process
> >> be a continuous exercise and include those who can learn from us - so,
> I am
> >> sure Sebastian will find good ways to share the wealth of expertise
> >> in his role as a Board member and continue serve the community in the
> >> possible ways.
> >> - Congratulate *Rinalia* for being elected to the Board and wish her
> >> luck in this interesting, yet, challenging new role. These are important
> >> times for ICANN which will require several key competences, and
> >> of geo-political realities in different parts of the world. I trust
> >> will be able to deliver on the expectations on the community-at-large.
> >> - Thank *Roberto* for the wonderful leadership of the BCEC - it has been
> >> for me, personally, a great experience. Like in any experience there are
> >> always things to learn from and improve based on the input from members.
> >> On this note, hope everyone attending ICANN 49 managed to return home
> >> & sound, otherwise, wishing you safe travels back home!
> >> With very best,
> >> Veronica
> >> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:20 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com
> >>> Dear All,
> >>> I wanted to extend my congratulations to Rinalia Abdul Rahim in what
> >>> a very balanced election that required many rounds to differentiate the
> >>> candidates.
> >>> Rinalia has been selected by our community to sit on the Board at a
> >>> moment that is not only crucial for At-Large but also crucial for ICANN
> >>> as a whole. She will take her seat at the 2014 ICANN Annual General
> >>> Meeting - the last meeting of the year - which will take place in Los
> >>> Angeles.
> >>> Thanks to all of the candidates who have run for the position. It is
> >>> through a wide candidate list that we can assure a wider choice of
> >>> options for the future of our community.
> >>> Thanks to Roberto Gaetano and the Board Candidate Evaluation Committee.
> >>> Their work has been crucial in providing a first class short-list of
> >>> candidates.
> >>> Thanks to Tijani Ben Jemaa and the Board Member Selection Process
> >>> Committee for their stewardship of a process that has been challenging
> >>> due to the multiple instances of Ties.
> >>> The work of these Committees is not over. They will analyse lessons
> >>> learnt and work together to provide the ALAC with an updated set of
> >>> recommendations to improve the selection process next time around.
> >>> Finally, I would like to remind you that until the 2014 ICANN AGM, the
> >>> Board Member selected by At-Large is Sébastien Bachollet and would like
> >>> to reaffirm the full support of our community in the challenging months
> >>> ahead of us. We are well aware that he is not on the Board to
> >>> us" but as a candidate from our community selected to the Board by our
> >>> community, he has proven himself to share his experience of Internet
> >>> Users with his Board Colleagues and we are grateful of his continued
> >>> involvement in all matters of ICANN.
> >>> Kindest regards,
> >>> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
> >>> ALAC Chair
> >>> On 26/03/2014 15:06, ICANN At-Large Staff wrote:
> >>>> Dear All,
> >>>> Tijani Ben Jemaa, Chair of the Board Member Selection Process
> >>> (BMSPC) 2014, has asked that an announcement on the final vote results
> >>> the Board Director (Seat #15) selected by the ALAC/At-Large for
> >>> (to take their seat at the 2014 AGM) be published.
> >>>> This is to inform you that the 2014 At-Large Board Director (Seat #15)
> >>> Selection Process was completed on 25-March-2014.
> >>>> Below is the list of candidates (listed in alphabetical order of the
> >>> family name) who ran for the position:
> >>>> * Rinalia Abdul Rahim
> >>>> * Sébastien Bachollet
> >>>> * Alan Greenberg
> >>>> * Evan Leibovitch
> >>>> * Jean-Jacques Subrenat
> >>>> After the FIRST ROUND VOTE and the SECOND ROUND's first vote, tie
> >>> breaking vote, and second (final) vote, the candidate who is selected
> >>> the Board Director (Seat #15) by ALAC/At-Large for 2015-2017 is:
> >>> Abdul Rahim.
> >>>> You may review the results, as well as the detailed information about
> >>> the selection procedure, under: https://community.icann.org/x/WinRAg.
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>> Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Ariel Liang, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie
> >>> Peregrine and Terri Agnew
> >>>> ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
> >>>> E-mail: <mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org%
> 3cmailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>
> >>> staff at atlarge.icann.org
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