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Confirmation of Officers of ICANN


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
Resolution Number: 
2020.10.22.24 – 2020.10.22.29
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2020.10.22.24), Göran Marby is elected as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Resolved (2020.10.22.25), John Jeffrey is elected as General Counsel and Secretary.

Resolved (2020.10.22.26), Xavier Calvez is elected as Senior Vice President, Planning & Chief Financial Officer.

Resolved (2020.10.22.27), David Olive is elected as Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support.

Resolved (2020.10.22.28), Ashwin Rangan is elected as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Chief Information Officer.

Resolved (2020.10.22.29), Theresa Swinehart is elected as Senior Vice President, Global Domains & Strategy.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Pursuant to Article 15, Section 15.2 of the ICANN Bylaws "[t]he officers of ICANN shall be elected annually by the Board, pursuant to the recommendation of the President or, in the case of the President, of the Chair of the Board. Each such officer shall hold his or her office until he or she resigns, is removed, is otherwise disqualified to serve, or his or her successor is elected."

The annual appointment of the Officers is consistent with ICANN's Mission and is in the public interest as it is important to ensure that the organization identifies individuals who assume the duty and responsibility for managing the organization and carry forth ICANN's Mission, Commitments and Core Values.

This decision will have no direct fiscal impact on the organization and no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.