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Preliminary Report | Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board

[Formal Minutes are still to be approved by the ICANN Board]

Note: This has not been approved by the Board and does not constitute minutes but does provide a preliminary attempt setting forth the unapproved reporting of the resolutions from that meeting. Details on voting and abstentions will be provided in the Board's Minutes, when approved by the Board at a future meeting.

NOTE ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED WITHIN PRELIMINARY REPORT – ON RATIONALES -- Where available, a draft Rationale for each of the Board's actions is presented under the associated Resolution. A draft Rationale is not final until approved with the minutes of the Board meeting.

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).

This is a preliminary report of the approved resolutions resulting from the Organizational Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, which took place on 21 November 2013.

  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

      The Board took the following action:

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

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

    2. Election of ICANN Board Vice Chair

      The Chair resumed leadership of the meeting. The Board took the following action:

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

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

    3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees

      The Board took the following action:

      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

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

    4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN

      The Board took the following action:

      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.

      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 4 December 2013

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