Cyrus Namazi was appointed to Senior Vice President of ICANN's Global Domains Division in February 2019. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President, Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement. Before joining ICANN, he was Principal and co-founder of Claro Concepts, providing consulting services and guidance on bringing products from concept, to design, through manufacturing and to market. With over 20 years of experience in business development, general management, operations and engineering, Namazi has served in a number of executive and management roles in the technology sector.
Namazi held previously executive and leadership positions at Conexant Systems, Inc., Solarflare Communications, Infineon Technologies, Broadcom Corporation, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He also led the creation of the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA), in which he served as President and Chairperson for two years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and an MBA from the University of Southern California, both with honors.