[NA-Discuss] NOMCOM Final Report

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:18:32 UTC 2020

Glenn McKnight, NOMCOM Rep

My final report for this year's NOMCOM 2020 as the NARALO rep.

We recently successful selected all of the seven positions for ICANN NOMCOM
in very unique and challenging circumstances. The entire team of fourteen
voting members, leadership team of three and the ICANN staff spent six days
straight for eight hours a day mulling over in detail the submitted
materials and we conducted almost one hour interviews with the Board and
the PTI Board candidates. No interviews for the ALAC, CNSO and GNSO. All
done remotely using ZOOM. A first for ICANN NOMCOM. Special shout out to
Gregory Shatan as the incoming ALAC member and congrats to Javier Rua as
the new CcNSO member

Hats off to those members from Asia who needed to be up very late for the
calls. We strove for the highest level of fairness and transparency for the

After six days of interviews, we did have another full day for the final
selection meeting. We did reach agreement on the nomination for all the
seven positions, as you can see below

*ICANN Board of Directors*

Sarah Deutsch
(North America)

Avri Doria
(North America)
Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors

James Gannon
At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Pari Esfandiari

Gregory Shatan
(North America)
Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

Javier Rúa-Jovet
(North America)
Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

Olga Cavalli
(Latin America and the Caribbean Islands)

Those selected will begin their terms after the ICANN69 Virtual Annual
General Meeting, which runs from 13-22 October 2020.
Profile of Applicants

The 2020 Nominating Committee received 96 applications from 65 women and 18
men (13 applicants chose not to disclose) during the application period
from 18 December 2019 to 25 February 2020.

The regional breakdown of this year's applicants was:


   22 from Africa

   28 from Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands

   7 from Europe

   22 from Latin America and the Caribbean Islands

   17 from North America

The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion
of ICANN's leadership. In doing so, the Nominating Committee is mandated to
ensure that ICANN's overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture,
skills, experience, and perspective. Further, selectees should:


   Have integrity, objectivity, and sound judgment.

   Support decision-making within groups.

   Work effectively in English.

   Understand ICANN's mission.

   Be committed to ICANN's success.

   Have experience in world affairs.

   Contribute to cultural, professional, and geographic expertise.

   Be able to work long and hard, generally as volunteers.

To learn more about the Nominating Committee, visit:

Glenn McKnight, MA
Virtual School of Internet Governance
Chief Information Officer

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