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2023 ICANN CEO Search Committee

Announcements and Blogs | Timeline | Future Public Sessions | Past Listening Sessions | Committee Members

Announcements and Blogs

We're pleased to share that the role of ICANN President and CEO is now live on the Perrett Laver website at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/3891/PL/president_ceo/. Applications should include a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfill the Position Description and core competencies, attributes, and experience. The deadline for applications is November 27, 2023.

ICANN CEO Search Update: Position Description and Application (23 October 2023)

ICANN CEO Search Update: Executive Search Agency Appointment (2 October 2023)

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Position Description

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President and CEO Search Enters Next Phase (22 June 2023)

President and CEO Search Update: Draft Candidate Profile and Position Description (6 June 2023)

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)

Timeline

The CEO Search Committee (SC) Timeline highlights pivotal points throughout the search process, beginning with the establishment of the Search Committee on 27 February 2023.  Next, the Search Committee conducted a series of listening sessions (sixteen in total) from March – May 2023.  The next phase of SC work centered around developing the Draft Position Description, in conjunction with finalizing the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Executive Search Firm.  This work took place in both May and June, with the Position Description being finalized on 22 June 2023.  After RFP evaluation, Perrett Laver (PL) was appointed to lead the search on 2 October 2023.  On 22 October, the application portal with PL went live, and the application deadline is 27 November 2023.  The next phase, in December and January, will consist of Long List candidate review, followed by Short List candidate interviews.  Next, will be finalist interviews with the ICANN Board, followed by final selection, and announcement.

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Future Public Sessions

To be added upon scheduling.

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

13 June 2023 – 23:00-24:30 UTC, CEO Search Committee Update during ICANN77

Committee Members

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Chris Chapman
Chair of Search Committee

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Sarah Deutsch
Vice Chair of Search Committee

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Tripti Sinha
Chair, ICANN Board

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Becky Burr
Member

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Christian Kaufmann 
Member

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Sajid Rahman
Member

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León Sánchez
Member

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Katrina Sataki
Member

Please visit this page for future updates regarding the 2023 ICANN CEO Search.

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