Göran Marby

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Region: Europe
Country: Sweden
Email: goran.marby [at] icann.org

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of the ICANN Board

Göran Marby is the former CEO and President of ICANN, he stepped down in December 2022 and was succeeded by Sally Costerton as Interim President and CEO.[1] Prior to his position with ICANN, Marby was the Director General at the Swedish Post & Telecom Agency in Stockholm, Sweden. On February 8, 2016 ICANN announced that Marby would become the next CEO, joining the organization in May 2016. [2] Marby replaced Fadi Chehadé in March, 2016. Akram Atallah served as the interim CEO between Chehadé's departure and Marby's onboarding.

On October 7, 2020, the ICANN Board approved a resolution to extend Marby's Executive Services Agreement by two years, with a new termination date of May 24, 2024.[3] The board cited Marby's leadership in projects like the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition and ICANN's policy work in response to the GDPR, as well as an interest in providing continuity of leadership for the board's newly-adopted five-year strategic plan as reasons to extend Marby's term in office.[3]

Work history

Göran has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the IT sector. [4]

Prior to accepting the position of ICANN CEO and President, Göran spent over six years serving as the Director General of Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS), which monitors the electronic communication and postal sectors in Sweden. [5] During his tenure, Marby collaborated with international organizations and standards bodies.

Before his tenure with PTS, Marby founded and served as the CEO of Appgate, a Swedish security software company. He grew the company from the ground up, to a global organization serving customers in 35 countries.

Prior to founding Appgate, Göran spent almost three years as the CEO of Cygate AB, one year as country manager of Cisco in Sweden, and two years as CEO of TelioSonera.[6]

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Marby earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Gothenburg School of Economics in 1987.