Ashwin Rangan

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Country: USA
Email: ashwin.rangan [at]
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ICANNLogo.png Currently ICANN Staff

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.[1][2]

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).[1]

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.[1]

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.[2] He is also involved with ICANN through ALAC and RSSAC.[2]

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".[2]


Rangan won a 2022 SoCal CIO of the Year ORBIE Award.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ashwin Rangan,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ICANN 51 Intake Form. Retrieved 2014 November 28.
  3. 2022 ORBIE Awards, SOCAL CIO