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[council] ICANN 2012 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

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ICANN 2012 Nominating Committee Announces Selections
30 August 2012

The 2012 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for 
seven leadership positions within ICANN.

The NomCom Chair, Vanda Scartezini, said;

"It was a very interesting experience, especially the opportunity to work with 
very qualified people and a staff that is always focused on making things work. 
I thank them for their hard work. Due to the number of qualified candidates, we 
had more face to face interviews than last year, demanding a full four days of 
work interviewing each short-listed candidate before our retreat to make a 
final decision. Even with the additional interviews we ended our selection task 
timely and I am quite happy that the 2012 NomCom has selected the best 
candidates for all positions in ICANN. Thank you to all the candidates for your 
interest in volunteering to work with ICANN and I hope you will continue to 
participate in this process."

The NomCom is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN's 
leadership. The NomCom is mandated to ensure that overall, ICANN's leadership 
is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. The 
basic criteria is that selectees are people of integrity, objectivity and sound 
judgment, can support decision-making within groups, can work effectively in 
English, have an understanding of ICANN's mission and operation, are committed 
to its success, experienced in world affairs, contribute to cultural, 
professional and geographic expertise, and can work long and hard as volunteers 
in the global public trust.

The NomCom evaluated 73 candidates, many of whom with exceptional 
qualifications in relation to the key criteria as set out in the ICANN Bylaws. 
With such a rich pool of candidates and very few seats to fill, the NomCom was 
unable to appoint all the applicants the Committee members would have desired 
to see on the Board and on the other ICANN bodies.

Selectees listed for each ICANN body, in alphabetical order by family name.

ICANN Board of Directors

 Latin America/Caribbean

 Latin America/Caribbean

 North America


 North America


GNSO Council

 North America

ccNSO Council

Mary Wong<http://www.icann.org/en/groups/nomcom/bios-30aug12-en.htm#mary-wong>, 

These individuals will take up their positions after the end of ICANN's Annual 
General Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

As noted above, this year's NomCom received 73 Statements of Interest from 
candidates all over the world (14 female and 59 male), during its open 
nomination period from 23 December 2011 to 16 April 2012. The regional 
breakdown of this year's candidates is:

 *   7 from Africa
 *   15 from Asia/Australia/Pacific
 *   12 from Europe
 *   24 from Latin America/Caribbean
 *   15 from North America

For more information about the NomCom, please visit: http://nomcom.icann.org/

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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