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[council] CEO Search Committee Progress

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  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:58:49 -0800
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CEO Search Committee Progress

12 December 2011

The CEO Search Committee has met several times since Dakar, and has scheduled 
conference calls at least weekly through the Costa Rica meeting in March 2012.

The committee received a number of e-mailed responses in reply to its request 
in Dakar for further input. We thank those who have provided input, either in 
person in Dakar or through e-mail submissions.

The committee issued an RFP for a search firm to assist us in the process. 
Eight firms were solicited, and four acceptable responses were received. The 
proposal of Odgers Berndtson of Brussels was chosen, and the committee is now 
working actively with them.

The committee, in cooperation with Odgers Berndtson, has developed a candidate 
profile to be used in our search efforts. The profile is a condensation of the 
Board's thinking and comments from the community and others, to help potential 
candidates understand the required skills and experience. The larger and richer 
set of characteristics of the new CEO, developed through community 
consultations, will be fully utilized in the evaluation of candidates. A job 
description is prepared separately.

The CEO Candidate Profile may be found at 
 [PDF, 576 KB]. Members of the community are encouraged to consult the profile 
and assist in encouraging excellent candidates to interest themselves in the 

The committee has decided that all inquiries and expressions of interest 
regarding the ICANN CEO position should be sent directly to Odgers Berndtson. 
The following e-mail address has been established for this purpose: 

This address is now operational and available for use. All expressions of 
interest the CEO search should be sent directly to this address.

Finally, the committee is currently involved in finalizing the job description, 
discussing advertising strategy, and assessing a compensation package for the 
new CEO. The committee intends to keep the community informed of its progress 
on a periodic basis.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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