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Minutes | Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board

An Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors was held publicly on 21 November 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at 19:20 local time.

Steve Crocker, Chair, promptly called the meeting to order.

The following Directors participated in all or part of the meeting:Sébastien Bachollet, Cherine Chalaby, Fadi Chehadé (President and CEO), Chris Disspain, Bill Graham, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Bruno Lanvin, Olga Madruga-Forti, Gonzalo Navarro, Erika Mann, Ray Plzak , Bruce Tonkin (Vice Chair), George Sadowsky, Mike Silber, and Kuo-Wei Wu.

The following Board Liaisons participated in all or part of the meeting: Heather Dryden (GAC Liaison), Ram Mohan (SSAC Liaison), Jonne Soininen (IETF Liaison) and Suzanne Woolf (RSSAC Liaison).

Secretary: John Jeffrey (General Counsel & Secretary).

  1. Main Agenda
    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair
    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair
    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees
    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

 

  1. Main Agenda:

    The Chair introduced the initial meeting of the new Board and asked for Bruce Tonkin to assume leadership of the meeting for the first item.

    1. Election of ICANN Board Chair

      Chris Disspain moved and Cherine Chalaby seconded the following resolution:

      Resolved (2013.11.21.27), Steve Crocker is elected as Chairman of the Board.

      Bruce noted that the Board Governance Committee recommended the appointment of Steve Crocker as Chair of the Board.

      Bruce then called for a vote on the resolution.

      All members of the Board approved of Resolution 2013.11.21.27 by acclamation. The Resolution carried.

      The Chair thanked the Board and the community.

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      The Chair resumed leadership of the meeting. Kuo-Wei Wu moved and George Sadowsky seconded the following resolution:

      Resolved (2013.11.21.28), Bruce Tonkin is elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

      The Chair called for a vote of the resolution.

      All members of the Board approved of Resolution 2013.11.21.28 by acclamation. The Resolution carried.

    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees

      Mike Silver moved and Olga Madruga-Forti seconded the following resolution:

      Resolved (2013.11.21.29), membership of the following Board Committees is established as follows:

      • Audit
        • Erika Mann (Chair)
        • Bill Graham
        • Olga Madruga-Forti
        • Gonzalo Navarro
        • Ray Plzak
      • Compensation
        • George Sadowsky (Chair)
        • Steve Crocker
        • Erika Mann
        • Ray Plzak
        • Bruce Tonkin
      • Executive
        • Steve Crocker (Chair)
        • Fadi Chehadé
        • Cherine Chalaby
        • Bruce Tonkin
      • Finance
        • Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
        • Sébastien Bachollet
        • Chris Disspain
        • Bruno Lanvin
        • George Sadowsky
        • Mike Silber
      • Governance
        • Bruce Tonkin (Chair)
        • Cherine Chalaby
        • Chris Disspain
        • Olga Madruga-Forti
        • Ram Mohan (Liaison)
        • Ray Plzak
        • Mike Silber
      • New gTLD Program Committee
        • Cherine Chalaby (Chair)
        • Fadi Chehadé
        • Chris Disspain
        • Heather Dryden (Liaison)
        • Bill Graham
        • Bruno Lanvin
        • Olga Madruga-Forti
        • Erika Mann
        • Gonzalo Navarro
        • Ray Plzak
        • George Sadowsky
        • Mike Silber
        • Jonne Soininen (Liaison)
        • Kuo-Wei Wu
      • Risk
        • Mike Silber (Chair)
        • Steve Crocker
        • Bill Graham
        • Ram Mohan (Liaison)
        • Gonzalo Navarro
        • Jonne Soininen (Liaison)
        • Suzanne Woolf (Liaison)
        • Kuo-Wei Wu
      • Structural Improvements
        • Ray Plzak (Chair)
        • Sébastien Bachollet
        • Bill Graham
        • Wolfgang Kleinwächter
        • Kuo-Wei Wu

      The Chair called for a vote of the resolution.

      All members of the Board approved of Resolution 2013.11.21.29 by acclamation. The Resolution carried.

    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      Cherine Chalaby moved and Erika Mann seconded the following resolutions:

      Resolved (2013.11.21.30), Fadi Chehadé is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

      Resolved (2013.11.21.31), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

      Resolved (2013.11.21.32), Xavier Calvez is elected as Chief Financial Officer.

      Resolved (2013.11.21.33), Akram Atallah is elected as President, Global Domains Division.

      Resolved (2013.11.21.34), Susanna Bennett is elected as Chief Operating Officer.

      Resolved (2013.11.21.35), David Olive is elected as Vice President, Policy Development Support.

      The Chair called for a vote of the resolutions.

      All members of the Board approved of Resolutions 2013.11.21.30, 2013.11.21.31, 2013.11.21.32, 2013.11.21.33, 2013.11.21.34 and 2013.11.21.35 by acclamation. The Resolutions carried.

Published on 10 February 2014

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