[bc-gnso] ICANN 2010 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 8 11:42:31 UTC 2010

Dear membersPlease see that announcement of new Board members and the new appointees to ALAC, GNSO Council, ccNSO Council below.  As some of you know the new Board members and new appointees, I will leave it to you to offer your personal welcome.
The BC will welcome all three new Board members to a dialogue with the BC at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Cartagena.  
A reminder that we have a BC Members call Friday, and that the bridge will be sent out shortlyfrom ICANN. We will transcribe the call so that members who cannot participate in the Members Update can review the transcript. 
Best Regards
Marilyn Cade, BC Chair



ICANN 2010 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

September 2010

The 2010 ICANN Nominating
Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for seven leadership positions
within ICANN.

The NomCom’s Chair, Wolfgang
Kleinwaechter, said "We are proud to announce this year’s selectees to
ICANN’s leadership. They include highly accomplished and experienced
individuals from Albania, Argentina, Egypt, France, Germany, and the United
States. The Committee noted with deep satisfaction that so many highly
qualified individuals had put their names forward for these positions. At the
same time, this made the Committee´s work particularly complex, with difficult
choices between numerous excellent candidates to fill just a handful of
positions. The final selections, a consensus after long deliberations in the
Committee, combines renewal with expertise and experience in a way that we trust
will reinforce ICANN and meet the community's expectations. Furthermore, for
the first time in ICANN’s history, since 1998, the Committee has selected a
representative of the Arab speaking community to the Board, which underlines
the importance of ! further internationalization of ICANN."

NomCom is charged with
recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN’s leadership. NomCom is mandated to
ensure, that overall, ICANN’s leadership is diverse in geography, culture,
skills, experience, and perspective. The basic criteria is that selectees are
people of integrity, objectivity and sound judgment, can support
decision-making within groups, can work effectively in English, have an
understanding of ICANN’s mission and operation, are committed to its success, experienced
in world affairs, contribute to cultural, professional and geographic
expertise, and can work long and hard as volunteers in the global public trust.

NomCom evaluated over eighty
candidates, many of whom with exceptional qualifications in relation to the key
criteria as set out in the ICANN Bylaws. With such a rich pool of candidates
and very few seats to fill, NomCom found itself unable to appoint all the
applicants the Committee members would have desired to see on the Board and on
the other bodies.

Selectees listed for
each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name. (Biographies of these individuals
will be posted soon)

ICANN Board of Directors

Cherine Chalaby, Egypt

Bertrand de La Chapelle,
France *

Erika Mann, Germany


Sébastien Bachollet, France

Marc Rotenberg, United States

GNSO Council

Carlos Aguirre, Argentina

ccNSO Council

Sokol Haxhiu, Albania

These individuals will take
up their positions at the end of ICANN’s Annual General Meeting in Cartagena,
Colombia, on 10 December 2010.

This year’s Nominating
Committee received 82 Statements of Interest from candidates all over the world
(four female and 78 male), during its open nomination period from 2 December
2009 to 15 April 2010. The regional breakdown of this year’s candidates is:

 11 from Africa,
 20 from Asia/Australia/Pacific
 23 from Europe
 7 from Latin America/Caribbean
 21 from North America

For more information about
NomCom, please visit http://nomcom.icann.org/

* In the attached letter [PDF, 40 KB], Bertrand de La Chapelle has
confirmed to the NomCom that, in order to comply with Article VI, section 4.1
of the ICANN Bylaws, he will leave his position as Thematic Ambassador and
Special Envoy for the Information Society in the French Foreign and European
Ministry prior to taking his seat as an ICANN Director.



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bc-gnso/attachments/20100908/86cb136d/attachment.html>

More information about the Bc-gnso mailing list