2023 ICANN CEO Search Committee
Announcements and Blogs | Past Listening Sessions | Future Public Sessions | Committee Members
Announcements and Blogs
Update From the ICANN Board's CEO Search Committee (13 March 2023)
Listening Session: Future of ICANN and the Next President and CEO (14 March 2023)
ICANN Board Forms a CEO Search Committee, Seeks Community Input at ICANN76 (2 March 2023)
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors has officially begun the process to search for and select ICANN's next President and Chief Executive Officer. At its 27 February 2023 Special Meeting, the Board approved the establishment of a President and CEO Search Committee. The committee will plan and execute a strategy to identify and recommend a pool of viable candidates to the full Board for the selection of ICANN's next leader.
The Board appointed eight members to serve on the committee, including its leadership: Chris Chapman (Chair), Sarah Deutsch (Vice Chair), Tripti Sinha, Becky Burr, Christian Kaufmann, Sajid Rahman, León Sánchez, and Katrina Sataki.
One of the Search Committee's first tasks is to develop a candidate profile and job description. For this, the committee is seeking input from the ICANN community and other organizations in the Internet ecosystem through a series of Listening Sessions with the ICANN Board. The sessions, which will be facilitated by the committee, will provide a forum for community members to share their views on ICANN's future, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and the necessary attributes of the next ICANN leader. The search and selection process is expected to run throughout this calendar year.
The CEO Search Committee has set up the following email address – email@example.com – to provide feedback on the characteristics that the new CEO should have. This input will be most helpful to the committee if the ideas expressed are succinct, positive, focused on describing what is desired, and above all, forward-looking, with an eye to the future of ICANN.
Future Public Sessions
13 June 2023 – 23:00-24:30 UTC, CEO Search Committee Update during ICANN77 – Location: Marquis 6 Conference Room – Level M2
Past Listening Sessions
The President and CEO Search Committee sought input through a series of Listening Sessions in order to help build a candidate profile and job description. These listening sessions served as a forum for sharing views on ICANN's future, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and the necessary attributes of the next ICANN leader.
14 March 2023 – 18:15-19:45 UTC, Listening Session with Community during ICANN76
11 April 2023 – 23:00-24:00 UTC, Listening Session with ICANN Staff
13 April 2023 – 20:00-23:00 UTC, Listening Session with ICANN Executive Team
27 April 2023 – 12:15-13:00 UTC, Listening Session with GAC Leadership
27 April 2023 – 13:05-13:50 UTC, Listening Session with ALAC Leadership
27 April 2023 – 13:55-14:40 UTC, Listening Session with GNSO Council
27 April 2023 – 14:55-15:40 UTC, Listening Session with ASO Council
27 April 2023 – 15:45-16:30 UTC, Listening Session with former Board Members
28 April 2023 – 12:00-12:45 UTC, Listening Session with ccNSO Council
28 April 2023 – 12:50-13:35 UTC, Listening Session with RSSAC
28 April 2023 – 13:50-14:35 UTC, Listening Session with ISOC, IETF
28 April 2023 – 14:40-15:25 UTC, Listening Session with former Board Chairs
9 May 2023 – 19:00-19:45 UTC, Listening Session with SSAC
11 May 2023 – 14:00-15:00 UTC, Listening Session with ICANN Staff
16 May 2023 – 14:00-15:30 UTC, Listening Session with Community/Public
Please visit this page for future updates regarding the 2023 ICANN CEO Search.