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ICANN commences search for Fadi’s replacement, Sadowsky leads committee


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has commenced the search for a new president and chief executive officer by setting up of a committee to that effect, reports ITRealms.

ICANN also names an Internet Governance (IG) guru, George Sadowsky as the chairman of the search committee.

ITRealms recalls that the current president cum CEO of ICANN, Mr. Fadi Chehadé, has served the ICANN board and Internet community at large his intension to move on from ICANN by March 2016.

Affirming this to ITRealms, Sadowsky noted that “ICANN has formed a search committee for the new CEO, of which I am the chair.”

He further revealed that the committee has opened an electronic mail (email) address for interested parties to make input.

“We've opened an e-mail address for interested parties, ceo-search-cmte-only@icann.org, in order to collect comments regarding the search, the qualifications of candidates, the job description, and the special characteristics of best applicants,” he said.

Sadowsky pointed out that at this stage, the search would be open until July 12, 2015.
“Please feel free to contribute your views. You should also have no hesitation in spreading the word about the search and suggest strong candidates for consideration when the job specifics are available,” he said.

Mr. Sadowsky promised to revert to the Internet community with the outcome of the updated job description and qualifications statement for the position by mid-July.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) 

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