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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chehadé, ICANN president resigns, effective March 2016

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today, Thursday, revealed that its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fadi Chehadé has informed the Board he will be concluding his tenure in March 2016 to move into a new career in the private sector, invariably outside the Domain Name Industry, reports ITRealms.

Also, ITRealms gathered that at the request of the Board, Chehadé said he will be available to work closely with ICANN after March 2016 to support the transition to a new leader, as well as to advise the Board on any issue they require including the implementation of the IANA Stewardship Transition from the US Government to ICANN and the technical operating community.

"I want to thank Fadi for his strong commitment," said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors, stressing that he is very confident that with Fadi's continued leadership and ICANN's very experienced management team who have the breadth to ensure that ICANN continues to manage its key responsibilities effectively, that the organization's work will proceed smoothly.

For Chehadé, he is deeply committed to working with the Board, the staff, and Internet community to continue ICANN's mission.

"During the remaining 10 months of my tenure, it's business-as-usual. My priority remains to continue strengthening ICANN's operations and services to the global community," he said.

 +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)

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