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The Nominating Committee Announces Selection of an At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Member from the North American Region

6 September 2011

The 2011 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ganesh Kumar as a member of the ALAC from the North American region.

Following the selection of Dr. Kumar, the NomCom expressed its thanks to the 16 candidates who participated in the process. The quality of candidates was high and the selection task not easy.

The position became vacant following the resignation of the ALAC member from the North American region selected by the 2010 NomCom. Dr. Kumar will take up his position with the ALAC immediately and will serve for the remainder of the current term, ending at the 2012 ICANN Annual General Meeting.

Adam Peake
Chair, 2011 Nominating Committee

Dr. Ganesh Kumar

Dr. Ganesh Kumar

Dr. Ganesh Kumar is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Oriental Financial Group, Inc., (NYSE: OFG) a financial holding company based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that provides a range of banking and wealth management services through its subsidiaries. Before joining Oriental in 2004, Dr. Kumar was a Director of consulting practice for Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), an industry leading research and advisory firm, where he assisted a wide array of financial service companies develop strategic and operational plans to meet desired results.

In his career, spanning over past 25 years, Dr. Kumar specializes in leading strategic planning, large-scale organizational change efforts and in deploying several technology- and internet-enabled initiatives. He has successfully led business development efforts in Asia-Pacific, Europe and in United States. Dr. Kumar has experience in developing strategic partnerships between private sector firms creating competitive, collaborative business models.

Dr. Kumar was awarded a doctorate in management by Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Madras University, India and a Master’s in Business Administration from BIM, India.