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Organizational Effectiveness Committee Leadership Change


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Fri, 3 May 2019
Resolution Number: 
2019.05.03.09
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, Khaled Koubaa is the current Chair of the Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) and he will be concluding his time on the Board in November 2019.

Whereas, Avri Doria is a current member of the OEC.

Whereas, to facilitate a smooth transition of leadership of the OEC, the Board Governance Committee recommended that the Board immediately appoint Avri Doria as the Chair of the OEC and retain Mr. Koubaa as a member of the OEC.

Resolved (2019.05.03.09), the Board appoints Avri Doria as the Chair of the OEC and retains Khaled Koubaa as a member of the OEC, effectively immediately.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The Board is committed to facilitating a smooth transition in the leadership of its Board Committees. As the Board is aware, Khaled Koubaa, the current Chair of the Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) will not be seeking another term on the Board after his current term concludes in November 2019. As part of the Board's ongoing discussions regarding leadership succession planning, Mr. Koubaa has suggested that he step down now as Chair of the OEC, but remain as a member to help the transition to a new Chair during the remainder of his term. The Board was asked to adopt the Board Governance Committee's (BGC) recommendation that the Board appoint Avri Doria as Chair of the OEC and retain Khaled Koubaa as a member of the OEC.

As the BGC is tasked with recommending Committee assignments, the BGC has discussed a change in OEC leadership and has recommended that the Board appoint Avri Doria as the new OEC Chair and retain Mr. Koubaa as a member of the OEC, effectively immediately. The Board agrees with the BGC's recommendation.

The action is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it is important that Board Committees, in performing the duties as assigned by the Board in compliance with ICANN's Bylaws and the Committees' charters, have the appropriate succession plans and facilitate that succession to ensure leadership continuity within the Committees. This action will have no financial impact on the organization and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

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