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ICANN selects 3 Africans, others into 2019 Nominating Committee Leadership positions - ITREALMS

ITREALMS:
A total of three Africans made the finalists into the leadership positions for the Nominating Committee (NomCom) to the various segments of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community, reports ITREALMS.

The Nominating Committee, ITREALMS noted, is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN's leadership, with the mandate to ensure that ICANN's overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. 

These Africans include a Nigerian, Dr. Abdulkarim Oloyede, Sudanese, Mr Ihab Osman and South African, Ms Mandla Msimang. While Osman and Msimang were appointed into the ICANN Board of Directors by NomCom, Oloyede was appointed to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).


Confirming this, ICANN in a public statement available to 
ITREALMS said that NomCom has also appointed Mr. Maarten Botterman to fill the gap on the ICANN board for Europe, whereas European Lise Fuhr  was seconded to Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors.

ITREALMS report that to join Oloyede at ALAC as NomCom appointees are Justine Chew of Asia / Australia / Pacific Islands and Carlos Raul Gutierrez from Latin America / Caribbean Islands.

In addition, Marie-Noémie Marques form Europe was appointed to the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council, even as the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council has Mr. Thomas (Tom) Dale from the Contracted Party House and representing the Asia / Australia / Pacific Islands, just as Mr. Carlton Samuels, from Non-Contracted Party House representing Latin America / Caribbean Islands.

ICANN Board of Directors:
Mandla Msimang
Mandla Msimang
Africa
Ihab Osman
Ihab Osman
Africa
Maarten Botterman
Maarten Botterman
Europe

Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors

Lise Fuhr
Lise Fuhr
Europe

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Dr. Abdulkarim Oloyede
Dr. Abdulkarim Oloyede
Africa
Justine Chew
Justine Chew
Asia / Australia / Pacific Islands
Carlos Raul Gutierrez
Carlos Raul Gutierrez
Latin America / Caribbean Islands

Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

Marie-Noémie Marques
Marie-Noémie Marques
Europe

Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

Thomas Dale
Thomas (Tom) Dale
Contracted Party House
Asia / Australia / Pacific Islands
Carlton Samuels
Carlton Samuels
Non-Contracted Party House
Latin America / Caribbean Islands
ITREALMS reports that those selected will begin their terms after the ICANN66 Annual General Meeting 2-7 November 2019 in Montréal, Canada.
ITREALMS gathered that the 2019 Nominating Committee received 127 applications from 42 women and 85 men during its nomination period from 17 January 2019 to 22 March 2018.

Remmy Nweke/DoP
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