2024 ICANN Nominating Committee
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An Update from the 2024 ICANN Nominating Committee
The 2024 NomCom will fill seven open leadership positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
- Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one each from the Europe region; and the North America region
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council
- One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
Leadership Positions Information
The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2024 NomCom:
- Job Descriptions and Open Leadership Positions 2024
- Invitation for Candidates
Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom
- ICANN Board: Guidance from the ICANN Board to the Nominating Committee Regarding Important Skills for Board Members
- ALAC: NomCom Job Description for ALAC
- ccNSO Council: Specific Requirements for the NomCom appointee to the ccNSO Council | ccNSO: NomCom Job Description for ccNSO
- GNSO Council: NomCom Description for GNSO
The Nominating Committee (NomCom) is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key 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. within ICANN's structure as are set forth in the Bylaws. (See Bylaws Article 8, Section 1.) The NomCom is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees.
ICANN is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
The Bylaws also state that the NomCom shall adopt such operating procedures as it deems necessary, which shall be published on the ICANN website.
The NomCom is designed to function independently from the Board, the 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.
Members contribute to the NomCom both their understanding of the broad interests of the Internet as a whole and their knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the Internet stakeholders that 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 constituencies. Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.
Leadership: Amir Qayyum (Chair), Paul Diaz (Chair-Elect) and Vanda Scartezini (Associate Chair).
Committee Delegates: Lia Hernandez (ALAC-LAC), Pascal Bekono (GNSO-NCUC), Maureen Hilyard (ALAC-AP), Tom Barrett (GNSO-RrSG), Seun Ojedeji (ALAC-AF), Suzanne Woolf (IETF), Mia Brickhouse (GNSO-CBUC Large), Vivek Goyal (GNSO-CBUC Small), Alfredo Calderon-Serrano (ALAC-NA), Rao Naveed Bin Rais (RSSAC), Ron da Silva (ASO), Betty Fausta (ALAC-EUR), Sophie Mitchell (ccNSO), Robert Guerra (SSAC), Craig Schwartz (GNSO-RySG), Flip Petillion (GNSO-IPC), Santanu Acharya (GNSO-ISPCP).
Nominating Committee Delegates Biographies – Click here