2016 ICANN Nominating Committee
- NomCom Announces Members of the NomCom2 Review Working Party
- 2016 NomCom Selected Nominees Announced
NomCom 360 Reviews
External Reviews – 2016 Leadership Team
- Stephane Van Gelder (Chair) [PDF, 594 KB]
- Hans Petter Holen (Chair Elect) [PDF, 613 KB]
- Wolfgang Kleinwächter (Associate Chair) [PDF, 612 KB]
- ICANN NomCom 360° Comments & Suggestions (prepared by TTG Consultants) [PDF, 69 KB]
- Internal Reviews – 2016 NomCom Member
- 2016 Final Report [PDF, 1.98 MB]
- 2016 NomCom Guidelines
- 2016 NomCom Operating Procedures
- 2015 NomCom Final Report [PDF, 1.56 MB]
- 2015 NomCom Recommendations [PDF, 418 KB]
Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom
- 2016 Board Member Skill Sets [PDF, 302 KB]
- Interview with ICANN's NomCom Leadership at ICANN 55 in Marrakech
- Interview with ICANN's NomCom Leadership at ICANN 54 in Dublin
Reporting Conflicts or Misconduct
The 2016 NomCom agreed to implement NC15 Recommendation 1 which states:
- "NC15 Recommends a Whistleblower email for the 2016 NomCom to use if members need to report misconduct. The system should allow conflicts to be declared even if it is the Chair that is suspected of being in conflict. The system should also be designed to be useable by the community and as such, the email should be published and advertised on the NomCom2016 website. NomCom Staff should be the administrators of the mailbox and share information with ICANN Legal for further review."
The community and NomCom members may report misconduct or suspected conflict of NomCom mmebers by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Period Closed – updated 21 April 2016
Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions: Deadline is 20 March 2016
Date: 17 December 2015
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and/or to recommend candidates for ICANN's key leadership positions. Applications in 2016 are invited for the following positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors*
- Two At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Europe and North America regions)
- One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
- One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
*Per Article VI, Section 5 of the ICANN Bylaws, ". . . at all times each Geographic Region shall have at least one Director, and at all times no region shall have more than five Directors on the Board (not including the President). As used in these Bylaws, each of the following is considered to be a 'Geographic Region': Europe; Asia/Australia/Pacific; Latin America/Caribbean islands; Africa; and North America." For additional information see Board Geographic Diversity section below.
Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe and help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development.
Those selected will also gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility, culture and geography. They will be making a valuable public service contribution towards the functioning and evolution of this essential global resource. Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN's mission to coordinate the global Internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure its stable and secure operation.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.
These positions require regular participation in teleconferences and may involve significant international travel, including travel to ICANN's three annual Public Meetings. Recent ICANN Public Meetings were held in Singapore, Buenos Aires, and Dublin. Meetings during 2016 will be held in Marrakech (5 – 10 March 2016), Helsinki and Hyderabad.
Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.
Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but is not required to do so. (See https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-07-30-en#2.b.)
Leadership Positions Information
The following documents provide detailed information (descriptions, criteria and time commitment) about the key Leadership Positions.
All applications are confidential and should be received by 20 March 2016 (23:59 UTC) for full consideration. Selections will be announced in August or September 2016. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in October 2016.
Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an on-line form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest.
Board Geographic Diversity
Current NomCom-selected Board members include: Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Asha Hemrajani, Rafael Litto Ibarra, Bruno Lanvin, Erika Mann, George Sadowsky and Lousewies Van der Laan
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How the NomCom Works: a walk-through of the main steps in the NomCom process
23 – 24 Oct 2015: 2016 NomCom convened in Dublin, Ireland
- Outreach opportunities discussed and planned
17 Dec 2015 – 20 Mar 2016: Candidate Application Period
- Interested individuals complete and submit the online Candidate Application Request Form to begin the application process. NomCom staff (Joette Youkhanna and Jia Kimoto) sends an email acknowledging that the Application Request Form was received.
- Individual candidate applications are created in the RESTRICTED NomCom wiki platform for those that have submitted a Candidate Application Request Form. Each candidate is notified of their unique login credentials needed to access their application forms and information about the application process
- NomCom staff monitors candidate applications for completeness during the application period. Applications in which candidates have indicated their application is complete are reviewed by NomCom staff and acknowledges the forms are complete or if information is missing.
- As the end of the application process approaches, NomCom staff sends reminders to candidates that have not completed their applications
20 March 2016 at 23:59 UTC: Application Period Ends
- The online Application Request Form is disabled.
20 – 28 Mar 2016: Wiki Application Grace Period
- Grace period for candidates to complete their personalized application forms on the NomCom’s RESTRICTED wiki platform. Candidate applications that are incomplete will not be considered.
29 March 2016: Wiki Applications Restricted
- Candidates are notified the application period has ended and the NomCom wiki is restricted to only NomCom members.
29 March to early-June 2016: Review, Evaluation and Shortlisting of Candidates
- Candidate references are contacted requesting they provide a reference
- NomCom members review Candidate information, deliberate and agree on shortlisted candidates.
- Assessment consultant performs interviews and provides NomCom with Scorecard (assessment summary) of each candidate interviewed.
- NomCom ‘Deep Dive’ teams formed and perform more in depth assessment of shortlisted candidates which may include phone interviews.
- Shortlisted Board candidates are advised of the Board retreat in Istanbul, Turkey from 15 – 17 September 2016 and invited to participate if selected.
- SO/AC shortlisted candidates will be advised of dates of on-boarding/training sessions that they should plan to attend.
- 26 – 30 June 2016: Interviews with Shortlisted Board Candidates (during ICANN56 Meeting) in Helsinki, Finland
- 1 – 2 July 2016: NomCom Selection Meeting in Helsinki, Finland
Early July 2016: Selected Nominees Notified
- Selected nominees are notified individually by email they have been and due diligence begins
Early July 2016: The Secretary of ICANN Notified of Selected Nominees
- given written notice of the NomCom’s selected nominees (Board, GNSO, ALAC and ccNSO)
- Early July – early September: Due Diligence of Selected Nominees
September 2016: Selected Nominees Announced
- NomCom publicly announces the 2016 NomCom selected nominees
15 – 17 September: Board Retreat in Istanbul
- Board selected nominees attend the Board Retreat in Istanbul, Turkey
29 October – 4 November 2016: ICANN57 in Hyderabad, India
- Selected Nominees attend ICANN57 meeting and take their positions at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting.
Members | Bios | Organizational Chart – (Group Photo)
Leadership Team: Stephane Van Gelder, Chair; Hans Petter Holen, Chair Elect; Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Associate Chair
Committee Members: Alejandro Acosta (RSSAC), Thomas Barrett (GNSO/Registrars SG), Steve Coates (GNSO/CBUC-Large), Eduardo Diaz (ALAC-NA), William Drake (GNSO/NCUC), Hartmut Glaser (ASO-AC), Zahid Jamil (GNSO/CBUC-Small), Dave Kissoondoyal (ALAC-AF), Yrjo Lansipuro (ALAC-EU), Sylvia Herlein Leite (ALAC-LAC), Osvaldo Novoa (GNSO/ISPCP), Amir Qayyum (ALAC-AP), Jörg Schweiger (ccNSO), Mark Seiden (SSAC), Ellen Shankman (until April 2016), Damon Ashcraft (GNSO-IPC), Ken Stubbs (GNSO/Registries SG) and Tim Wicinski (IAB for IETF)
Committee Organization Chart [PDF, 235 KB]
NomCom Staff Support: Joette Youkhanna (Senior Project Manager) and Jia Kimoto (Project Manager)
The Nominating Committee (NomCom) is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN's structure.
It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.
The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.
NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.