Stuart Lynn was President and CEO of ICANN, and an ex officio member of ICANN's Board of Directors, from March 2001 to March 2003.
Prior to joining ICANN he had retired from the position of Associate Vice President for Information Resources and Communications at the University of California Office of the President. In this position he served as CIO of the University of California System responsible for IT policy, planning and coordination across the University. He was also the first President and Chair of the Board of CENIC, the consortium of California universities responsible for advanced services networking in support of the national Internet2 effort. He was part of the founding Internet2 consortium and served as an initial director.
Earlier Lynn's career spanned both the academic and private sector, mostly in the USA. He was Vice President for Information Technologies at Cornell University, following academic and administrative positions at Rice University and the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier in his career he was Director of IBM's then Houston Scientific Center.
He has served on numerous boards of directors, councils, and committees of professional societies and other not-for-profit organizations, and on advisory councils to the private sector.
Lynn's undergraduate work was at Oxford University, England; he subsequently obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at UCLA, USA. He is a Fellow of the ACM.