David Olive

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David Olive is the Vice President of Policy Development at ICANN. Mr. Olive also works with Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), the U.S.-Japan Business Council, and the International Chamber of Commerce.[1] On September 14, 2012, CEO and President Fadi Chehadé assumed his position and made a number of personnel and hierarchy changes. It was confirmed that David Olive would continue on in his current role and would be one of a select number of executives reporting directly to the President.[2]

His current responsibilities include acting as a liaison between ICANN and its various supporting organizations.[3]

Career History

Mr. Olive joined ICANN in February 2010, prior to which, he worked at Fujitsu Limited for 20 years in a variety of positions. His most recent post at Fujitsu Limited was that of the General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative at the company's Washington office, where he worked in advising Fujitsu on business planning, corporate and business development, and public policy issues affecting information technology.[4]

Before working at Fujitsu, he had a career working as a U.S Foreign Service Officer in Trade, Investment and Technology Policy.

Mr. Olive has also been a member of the Commercial Board of Directors of TechAmerica and was a part of the Board of Directors of Computer and Communication Industry Association. He also served at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance for many years as a Public Policy Director.

He has been an active business representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Technical Advisory Group on Taxation and Electronic Commerce, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) conferences.


Mr. David holds a BSFS in International Relations from Georgetown University and MA in International Economics from the The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).[5]

Awards and Honors

He was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award for distinguished service.[6]