ICANN President

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ICANN's President is the Chief Executive Officer of the ICANN organization. They are responsible for the operation and daily management of the organization. The President executes on the strategic decisions of the ICANN Board, and holds an ex officio seat on the Board.

Establishment & Mandate

The office of the President derives its existence and authority from Article 15.4 of the ICANN Bylaws:[1]

The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICANN in charge of all of its activities and business. All other officers and staff shall report to the President or his or her delegate, unless stated otherwise in these Bylaws. The President shall serve as an ex officio Director, and shall have all the same rights and privileges of any Director. The President shall be empowered to call special meetings of the Board as set forth herein, and shall discharge all other duties as may be required by these Bylaws and from time to time may be assigned by the Board.[1]

Article 15.8 authorizes the President to reimburse personal expenses of other ICANN Officers incurred in the conduct of ICANN-related work or activities.[1]

Term of Office and Review

The President's term is determined by the Executive Services Agreement between the President and ICANN.[2] The Board Governance Guidelines specify that the President's performance should be reviewed by the Compensation Committee on an annual basis (at a minimum).[3] The Guidelines also articulate the need for succession planning and development of professional candidates for the presidency and other senior executive roles.[3]

Office Holders

Current President

Göran Marby is the current President & CEO of ICANN.[4] He was appointed by the Board in 2016. His Executive Services Agreement currently runs through May 24, 2024.[2]

Former Presidents

References