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RE: [council] Meeting with the Board - Qualities of a new CEO

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  • Subject: RE: [council] Meeting with the Board - Qualities of a new CEO
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  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 13:09:24 +0400
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In terms of priorities I would put it like this:


1. Experience with international relations, knowing different cultures,
dealing with it, practice; 

2. Means to support multistakeholder model: experience in balancing of the
interests being a neutral;

3. Family/enterprise/corporate experience in managing funds and companies.
CEO experience;

4. The last one charisma and leadership: work to do and balance is more
important that running a roadshow. 


And my favorite one. I strongly believe that names of all candidates must be
aired. I don't care if anyone will be hurt by not picking as CEO and
consider this secrecy as an attempt to hide deals behind it. 

Running for a president and loose won't hurt anybody in America or






From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jonathan Robinson
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:15 PM
To: 'GNSO Council List'
Subject: [council] Meeting with the Board - Qualities of a new CEO
Importance: High











Hiring a new CEO


What qualities do you think we ought to be seeking in a new CEO? Perhaps
thinking about:

.       The nature of ICANN & the role it plays.  Balancing technology
sector, innovation, operational stability, financial management, being run
in the public trust

.       Qualities of the previous incumbents and what you did or did not
think were effective (for ICANN) about them?

.       The new/current world order (AOC, new gTLD programme, global
economic environment, emergence of new technologies, enhanced interest of

.       Desirable skills & experience - charisma, leadership, government
relations, private sector, financial, operational, international experience

What are your criteria for openness, transparency etc. in the hiring
(bearing in mind considerations of responsibility to candidates and
community, privacy, Board confidence)

.       Do we expect to see (and influence by e.g. public comment) the
specification and key selection criteria?

.       Do we expect see and give feedback on the above or anything before
the hiring process commences?

.       Do we expect to have any interaction during the course of the hiring
process?  Updates, information, influence?  If so, how?

.       Do we expect to influence or comment on the final outcome?

Anything else?

.       Any other comments or issues on the hiring of a new CEO?

.       Performance criteria and measures of a successful appointment?

.       Term & termination provisions?


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