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The ICANN 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce its selections for nine leadership positions within ICANN. (See alphabetized list for each ICANN body below)
ICANN Board of Directors
Lousewies van der Laan
At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri
Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
Hsu Phen Valerie Tan
Council of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
Those selected will take up their positions after the end of ICANN's Annual General Meeting, which will take place during the ICANN Public Meeting scheduled for 18-22 October 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
The NomCom is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN's leadership. The NomCom is mandated to ensure that ICANN's overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience and perspective. The basic criteria is that selectees are people of integrity, objectivity, sound judgment, support decision-making within groups, work effectively in English, understand ICANN's mission and operation, are committed to its success, have experience in world affairs, contribute to cultural, professional and geographic expertise, and can work long and hard, generally as volunteers, for the global public trust.
An independent body at the community's service
Discussing the 2015 Nominating Committee results, Stephane Van Gelder, the Chair of the 2015 NomCom, shared the following:
"As Chair, it is my honor, pleasure and duty to report that the 2015 Nominating Committee has completed the task assigned to it by the ICANN Community and made the selections shown above.
By the close of the application period on 15 March 2015, the 2015 Nominating Committee had received 81 applications for the nine positions it was tasked with filling.
Once this work was completed, the 2015 Nominating Committee was then called upon to select a replacement for the position of North American ALAC representative, following the resignation of its previous selectee to that position and received nine applications for that position.
I want to thank the Nominating Committee members for working diligently through these two separate processes. It is rare that a NomCom gets called back to reselect for another position once its main slate for the cycle has been decided. This year's members had to withstand the added pressure of this late selection, whilst continuing to work as a group fully independent of ICANN's SOs, ACs and the Board. They rose to this challenge and completed their assigned tasks with aplomb and integrity.
Throughout the year, the Committee has reported on its processes through Report Cards, video updates and documents published on its webpage (https://www.icann.org/nomcom2015).
During this year's Annual General Meeting in Dublin in October, the Committee will present the ICANN Community with a Final Report detailing its work and providing in-depth data on the applications received."
As noted above, the 2015 NomCom received 81 Statements of Interest from candidates all over the world (12 female and 69 male) during its open nomination period from 8 December 2014 to 15 March 2015.
The regional breakdown of this year's candidates is:
22 from Africa
10 from Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands
19 from Europe
22 from Latin America/Caribbean Islands
8 from North America
ALAC North America Region Selection Process
9 Candidates from Canada and the United State of America
For more information about the NomCom, please visit http://nomcom.icann.org/