David Olive joined ICANN in February 2010 to lead its Policy Development Support team following 20 years as a corporate executive and leader in ICT public policy formation. ICANN coordinates the Internet domain name system (DNS) to ensure that the Internet is secure, stable and interoperable for all users around the world.
Prior to joining, David completed a 20-year career at Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, where he most recently served in the company’s Washington office as General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative. He advised Fujitsu on business planning, corporate and business development, and public policy issues affecting information technology, the Internet, electronic commerce, electronic government, telecommunications, and science and technology.
David has been active in a number of technology-oriented organizations. He was a member of the Commercial Board of Directors of TechAmerica, a leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, and served on the Board of Directors of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in Washington, D.C.
He also works with many global business groups, including the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), the U.S.-Japan Business Council, and the International Chamber of Commerce. David served for many years as the Public Policy Chairman for the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a consortium of over 70 information technology industry associations from economies around the world. He was an active business representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Technical Advisory Group on Taxation and Electronic Commerce, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) conferences.
Prior to his term at Fujitsu, he had a distinguished career as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer specializing in trade, investment and technology policy. He was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award for distinguished service.
David attended undergraduate studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Princeton University. He has attended an Executive Leadership Program with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Kadar Has University in Istanbul.