George Conrades

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George Conrades is a former ICANN Board member, serving from October 1998 to November 2000.


George was one of the initial nine ICANN Board members.[1] He served from October 1998 to November 2000,[2][3] including on the Membership Advisory Committee.[4][5]


George has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc. and also as a venture partner at the early stage investment company Polaris Venture Partners. Before then he was Executive Vice President and President of GTE Internetworking since the GTE's 1997 acquisition of BBN, a technology research and development firm. He was also Chief Executive Officer of BBN from 1994 to 1998. At GTE, he was responsible for creating GTE Internetworking and "leading GTE's rapid growth in the data and Internet Business, including integrated telecommunications services".[2] George worked for IBM, including the branches of the IBM United States and IBM Asia/Pacific (Tokyo), for more than 30 years. There he served as Senior Vice President and a member of IBM's Corporate Management Board. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Ohio Wesleyan University, a trustee of The Scripps Research Institute, a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and chair of the subcommittee report on "the importance of basic research in the United States". Previously, he served as director for several companies in the health care, bio-pharmaceuticals, and high technology industries, and as a member of the board of Viacom and Infinity Broadcasting.[2]


George earned his Bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1961 and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1971.[2]




  1. Internet Governance: The New Frontier of Global Institutions (pg. 239) by John Mathiason (Routledge, August 18, 2008). Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 George Conrades, ICANN. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  3. Leadership at ICANN Changing, Network World (pg. 84), November 6, 2000. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  4. Summary of the Membership Advisory Committee Recommendations to ICANN (1999), Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  5. ICANN Presented With Global Membership Options (May 26, 1999), Computer Business Review. Retrieved November 13, 2015.