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Applications Received for the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team

ICANN received 72 applications for individuals interested in serving as volunteers on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT RT). The applicants came from a variety of professional backgrounds from around the world, representing numerous supporting organizations (SO) and advisory committees (AC) at ICANN, as well as several who volunteered as independent experts.

As described in the Affirmation of Commitments, the composition of the review team will be decided upon by ICANN's CEO and the chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Prior to making their selections, the list of applicants and supporting documents will be provided to SOs and ACs, who may choose to endorse applicants as representative of their bodies. The ICANN CEO and chairman of the GAC will take those endorsements into consideration when they make their selections.

Updated 10 December 2015 to reflect endorsements from the ALAC.

Updated 18 December 2015 to reflect endorsements from the GNSO.

Updated 23 December 2015: Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Seated

Applications to serve as volunteers for the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT RT)
Candidate Gender Country Category Endorsement Documents
Samuel Akinsola M Botswana GNSO representative  
Nacho Amadoz M Spain GNSO representative or independent expert Endorsed by GNSO (RySG)
Ben Anderson M United Kingdom GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (RrSG)
Analia Aspis F Argentina Independent expert  
Drew Bagley M USA Independent expert  
Philippe Barbet M France Independent expert  
Stanley Besen M USA Independent expert  
Renato Opice Blum M Brazil    
Calvin Browne M South Africa GNSO or ccNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (RrSG)
Jordyn Buchanan M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (RySG)
Phil Buckingham M United Kingdom Independent expert or GNSO representative  
Timothy Denton M Canada ALAC representative Endorsed by ALAC
Greg DiBiase M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (RrSG)
Dejan Djukic M Serbia ccNSO representative  
Anthony Endres M USA    
Ayden Fabien Ferdeline M   Independent expert  
  • Curriculum vitae removed at the request of the applicant
  • Letter of motivation removed at the request of the applicant
  • Statement of interests
Michael Flynn M USA Independent Expert  
Michael Graham M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG)
Carlos Raul Gutierrez M Costa Rica Independent expert or GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG, NCSG, NCA)
Vinzenz Heussler M Austria    
Soumya Iyer F India GNSO or ALAC representative  
Kaili Kan M People's Republic of China ALAC representative or independent expert Endorsed by ALAC
Laureen Kapin F USA GAC representative  
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito M Kenya Independent Expert  
Gohar Khan M Republic of Korea    
Seung Keon Kim M Republic of Korea    
Gabriela Lago F USA    
Cheryl Langdon-Orr F Australia ccNSO representative  
Samuel Lima M Brazil    
Onica Makwakwa F South Africa Independent Expert  
Jeremy Malcolm M USA GNSO representative or independent expert Endorsed by GNSO (NCSG)
Mohsen Marefat M USA Independent expert  
Lyndel McDonald M Jamaica GNSO representative or independent expert  
Yuliya Morenets F Ukraine ALAC representative  
Gaongalelwe G.P. Mosweu F Botswana Independent expert  
Yoshitaka Murakami M Japan    
Wael Nasr M Bahrain Independent expert  
Gonzalo Navarro M Chile Independent expert  
James Ndiga M Kenya    
Jeff Neuman M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (RySG, NCA)
Remmy Nweke M Nigeria GNSO or ALAC representative  
Martin Obuya M Kenya    
Lawrence Olawale-Roberts M Nigeria GNSO or ALAC representative or independent expert  
Daniel Opperman M Brazil GNSO representative or independent expert  
Meshack Oriama M Kenya    
Michael Palage M USA    
YJ Park F Republic of Korea GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (NCA)
Ankur Raheja M India GNSO representative or independent expert  
Srinavasan Ramakrishnan M India Independent expert  
Megan Richards F Belgium GAC representative  
Russell Richardson M Cayman Islands ccNSO representative or independent expert  
Ganeswar Sahoo M India GNSO representative  
Carlton Samuels M Jamaica ALAC representative Endorsed by ALAC
Martin Schlicksbier M Austria    
N. Ravi Shankar M India Independent expert  
Rahul Sharma M India SSAC or ALAC representative  
Gregory Shatan M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG)
Waudo Siganga M Kenya GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG)
Cecilia Lee Smith F USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG)
Fabro Steibel M Brazil Volunteer or independent expert  
Klaus Stoll M USA GNSO representative  
Miguel Subias M Spain Independent expert  
Viktor Szabados M Hungary GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (NCA)
Christa Taylor F Canada Independent Expert  
David Taylor M France GNSO representative or independent expert Endorsed by GNSO (CSG)
Rony Vainzof   Brazil    
Stacie Walsh F United Kingdom GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (NCA, NCSG)
Christopher Wilkinson M Belgium ALAC representative Endorsed by ALAC
Liz Williams F United Kingdom Independent expert  
Kinfe Yilma M Ethiopia GNSO representative or independent expert Endorsed by GNSO (NCSG)
Xinsheng Zhang M People's Republic of China GAC representative  
Jonathan Zuck M USA GNSO representative Endorsed by GNSO (CSG, NCA)
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