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ICANN 2021 Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Selections

LOS ANGELES - 17 August 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 2021 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selections for nine leadership positions as follows:

ICANN Board of Directors

Edmon Chung
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Danko Jevtović
Europe

Tripti Sinha
North America

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Raymond Selorm Mamattah
Africa

Laura Margolis
Latin America and the Caribbean

Rao Naveed Bin Rais
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

Tatiana Tropina
Europe

Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic Evans
Europe
Contracted Parties House

Paul McGrady
North America
Non-Contracted Parties House

Those selected will begin their terms after the ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting, which runs from 23-28 October 2021.

Profile of Applicants

The 2021 Nominating Committee received 116 completed applications during the application period from 25 January 2021 through 29 March 2021.

The regional breakdown of this year's applicants was:

  • 28 percent of applicants were from Africa
  • 29 percent of applicants were from Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
  • 16 percent of applicants were from Europe
  • 17 percent of applicants were from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 10 percent of applicants were 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.

A Message from The Chair

The 2021 Nominating Committee is thankful for the numerous applications received. Although the Nominating Committee cannot appoint everyone who applied, we encourage all applicants to continue participating, as your involvement is critical to ICANN's mission.

The Nominating Committee wants to congratulate all the selected candidates.

To learn more about the Nominating Committee, visit: http://nomcom.icann.org/

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.