The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs
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With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.
Thomas Schneider, the GAC Representative for Switzerland, has been elected as the new GAC Chair. The newly elected Vice-Chairs are GAC Representatives Olga Cavalli of Argentina, Henri Kassen of Namibia and Gema M. Campillos González of Spain.
Furthermore, the GAC decided to appoint two additional Vice-Chairs, Wanawit Ahkuputra of Thailand and Ihsan Durdu of Turkey.