|Email:||ashwin.rangan [at] icann.org|
Ashwin Rangan is the SVP of Engineering & Chief Information Officer for ICANN. He joined ICANN in March 2014 as the company's Chief Innovation and Information Officer, where he applied IT solutions to address real-world business problems.
Rangan has over 20 years as a CIO with board-level experience in large, publicly traded companies, including Edwards Lifesciences (medical devices), Wal-Mart (retail), Conexant (semiconductors), and Rockwell (conglomerate).
He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Smart Utility Systems and as an Advisory Board Member for Marketshare; he enjoys entrepreneurship and helping young companies as a board contributor. His volunteer experience also includes serving as a Member of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross's Desert to the Sea Chapter, as a Board Member for UC Irvine's Center for Digital Transformation, and as a Member of the Working Group for the World Economic Forum.
He works closely with the ICANN Operations teams in the US, Turkey, Singapore, Uruguay and other regional operations teams. He attended ICANN 51 in Los Angeles amon other ICANN Meetings. He is also involved with ICANN through ALAC and RSSAC.
Amongst his proudest life achievements, he lists bringing up a set of twins who are now in their early 20s. Of his goals, he hopes to make ICANN a vibrant place for stakeholders. Though he was born in India, he grew up in East Africa and "can speak passable Swahili".
- ICANN 51 Intake Form. Retrieved 2014 November 28.