2022 ICANN Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee (NomCom) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC), the ICANN Board of Directors, and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors.
Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development.
The deadline to submit applications is 11 March 2022 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
Guided by the interest of the global Internet community, those selected will work to help fulfill ICANN's mission to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems. All the selected leaders will make a valuable public service contribution toward this goal.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. Other qualifications, skills, and time commitments vary depending on the position.
For information, visit the NomCom webpage.
Each ICANN Board member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the ICANN Board on 30 July 2014, but it is not required (See Board Member Compensation).
The remaining positions are voluntary.
Application Deadline and Process
There is an online candidate portal to submit applications. All applications are confidential.
For full consideration, the NomCom must receive applications by 11 March 2022, 23:59 UTC.
Candidate applications that remain incomplete at the end of this period will not be considered.
Following receipt of the applications, the NomCom will consider all applicants and select a shortlist of qualified candidates.
Selections are estimated to be announced in July 2022. Successful candidates will assume their positions at the conclusion of the ICANN75 Annual General Meeting in September 2022.
Meetings, Travel, Reimbursement, and Compensation
All positions require regular participation in virtual meetings via telephone and Zoom. The positions may involve significant international travel when pandemic-related travel restrictions lift. Reasonable and properly documented expenses incurred in the course of service by all selected leaders will be reimbursed.
The 2022 NomCom will fill eight open leadership positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
- One member of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors
- Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – (one each from Europe and North America)
- One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council
Leadership Positions Information
The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2022 NomCom:
Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom
- ICANN Board: Guidance from the ICANN Board to the Nominating Committee Regarding Important Skills for Board Members
- PTI Board: Skill Set information
- ccNSO Council: Specific Requirements for the NomCom appointee to the ccNSO Council
- GNSO Council: Criteria for 2021
The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting key ICANN leadership positions, including some members of the ICANN Board of Directors and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board, as well as the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council, and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council. The NomCom is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees.
NomCom delegates act 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; they do not act in furtherance of the group that appointed them to the NomCom.
Leadership: Michael Graham (Chair), Damon Ashcraft (Chair-Elect) and Ole Jacobsen (Associate Chair).
Committee Delegates: Taiwo Peter Akinremi (GNSO-NCUC), Ali AlMeshal (ALAC-AP), Tijani Ben Jemaa (ALAC-AF), Vittorio Bertola (IETF), Paul Diaz (GNSO-RySG), Judith Hellerstein (ALAC-NA), Brajesh Jain (ASO), Juhani Juselius (ccNSO), Yrjö Länsipuro (ALAC-EUR), Pam Little (GNSO-RrSG), Scott McCormick (GNSO-CBUC Large), Amir Qayyum (RSSAC), Vanda Scartezini (ALAC-LAC), Vicky Sheckler (GNSO-IPC), Adetola Sogbesan (GNSO-CBUC Small), John R. Woodworth (GNSO-ISPCP)
Nominating Committee Delegates Biographies – Click here