Fadi Chehadé, CEO of ICANN recently announced to the public that he would be resigning from his position in March 2016. Following this revelation, ICANN’s Board of Directors have established a committee to source and assess potential candidates.

Candidate Profile

ICANN requires a public interest-minded leader with a combination of business, diplomatic and organizational skills to assume the leadership of a successful multi-stakeholder organization. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate to the highest degree possible the following experience and skills. These have been grouped in no particular order under several headings that embody the multi-faceted nature of the role:

ICANN seeks candidates motivated to increase the effectiveness of the global Internet for the benefit of all.

Management and Operational Experience

Solid record of achievement in respected public, corporate, academic service, NGOs, foundations, and/or other public service institutions

Proven record of strengthening, fostering and consolidating operational excellence

Previous experience working with and/or on Boards of non-profit and/or profit organizations

Ability to foster consensus-building

Significant experience of, and achievements in, a multi-stakeholder environment, and an understanding of policy development processes.

Experience in fostering diversity

Strong operational experience running an established organization of substantial size, with ultimate responsibility for all key functions

Success in managing the continued evolution of a dynamic organization, with complex legal issues and significant contractual relationships

Experience in resource allocation and the management of competing priorities

Experience in establishing, strengthening and consolidating business systems and processes

Good negotiator who would be able to represent ICANN and present it well in potentially adversarial environments
Global Experience

Understanding of relevant political and policy processes, with awareness of current Internet issues around the world

The candidate will be expected to work at ICANN’s United States headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Substantial travel will be required.

(For a more detailed job specification please see the link below)


Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter specifically linking their background and abilities to the candidate profile above. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to:

Attachments should be submitted in RTF, Word, or PDF format.

The period for acceptance of applications closes on 20 September 2015.

For Further information contact:

Odgers Berndtson Assignment Team
Bernard Tobin, Senior Partner,
David Webber, Partner,

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