Akram Atallah

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Organization: Donuts
Region: North America
Country: USA
Email: akram.atallah [at] icann.org
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Akram Atallah
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ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of the ICANN Staff

Akram Atallah is the CEO for Donuts. On October 9, 2018, Atallah announced his leaving ICANN to take the position with Donuts.[1][2]

Atallah previously served as the President of ICANN's Global Domains Division (GDD) from its creation in June 2013 until October 2019.[3][4] Prior to his role in the GDD, Atallah served as ICANN's COO, where he played a critical role in the evolution and maturation of ICANN.[5]

Atallah has served twice as interim CEO for ICANN during the transitional periods preceding both Fadi Chehadé's and Göran Marby's tenures as CEO.

Career History

Atallah has over twenty years of experience in engineering development and management, communications technology management, product marketing, and large business restructuring management. He spent over ten years at Conexant Systems and was COO of CoreObjects Software.[6][7]


Atallah has an MBA and holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a trilingual speaker of English, Arabic, and French.[6]