ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN, listed below for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name.

Also the Non-Contracted Parties House (NCPH) has selected Markus Kummer to succeed Bill Graham for Seat 14 on the ICANN Board.

ICANN Board of Directors

Steve CrockerSteve Crocker
North America
Asha HemrajaniAsha Hemrajani
Pacific Islands


Alan GreenbergAlan Greenberg
North America

ccNSO Council

Ching ChiaoChing Chiao
Pacific Islands

GNSO Council

Carlos Raul GutierrezCarlos Raul Gutierrez
Latin America/
Caribbean Islands

Those selected will take up their positions after the end of ICANN‘s Annual General Meeting, which will take place during the ICANN Public meeting scheduled for October 12 – 16, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The NomCom is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN‘s leadership. The NomCom is mandated to ensure that ICANN‘s overall 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, generally as volunteers, in the global public trust.

Balancing Confidentiality with Transparency

Discussing the 2014 Nominating Committee results, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, the Chair of the 2014 NomCom, shared the following:

“It is with great pleasure that I can today report, to the ICANN Community on behalf of the highly collegiate, effective and efficient 2014 Nominating Committee, that during our recent meeting in London, United Kingdom, held at the conclusion of the ICANN #50 Meeting, we reached unanimous agreement on the final slate of selectees for the leadership roles we appointed this year.

These six extraordinary leaders were from the 58 exceptionally high quality Statements of Interest that were received and fully completed in the extremely short (less than 60 days) application process. This year the application process itself was completely overhauled and a new online (wiki based) system developed by the 2014 Nominating Committee was piloted. We also continued to build on the changes seen from last year’s NomCom relating to greater transparency and accountability, by having more open meetings, regular reporting to the community throughout the process and we hope developing greater trust and understanding of what ICANN‘s NomCom does. In our public meeting during ICANN 51 in Los Angeles we will deliver a full and comprehensive report and we look forward to having more community feedback and interaction then.”

Regional Breakdown

As noted above, the 2014 NomCom received 58 Statements of Interest from candidates all over the world (12 female and 46 male), during its open nomination period from 31 January 2014 to 1 April 2014.

The regional breakdown of this year’s candidates is:

9 from Africa
22 from Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands
12 from Europe
3 from Latin America/Caribbean Islands
12 from North America

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


About Konstantinos Zournas

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