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My Transition from ICANN CEO

17 August 2015
By Fadi Chehadé

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As we move forward on both the IANA transition and my personal transition from ICANN CEO, I would like to let you know that after completing my service at ICANN, I will be engaged in a portfolio of activities. At the center of these, I will be a Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm. In this role, I will provide guidance to ABRY's partners and their companies' leaders on digital strategy. I expect to add other roles to my portfolio and will update you all as appropriate.

Please be assured that until that time, I will remain focused on all the day to day duties within ICANN as we work toward a successful transition.

Many months ago, we committed to transitioning NTIA's stewardship of the IANA functions to the global Internet community and, after countless meetings and revisions, we, as a community, are closer than ever to delivering on that commitment. We are in the final stages of submitting our proposal for the U.S. government, but there is more work to be done and I stand ready to finish the job I started with my friends and colleagues all those months ago.

The next months will be critical to our success and they will be challenging, but we are on the brink of something truly remarkable, the triumph of the multistakeholder model. I look forward to continuing my work toward this important goal with the dedicated community members who have worked so tirelessly to preserve one Internet for the world.


Fadi Chehadé

Former President & CEO