I read a couple of tweets that mentioned that ICANN President and CEO Fadi ChehadÃ© will be stepping aside next year. A few moments ago, I received an ICANN News Alert confirming this news.
According to the email I received from ICANN, “The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that President and CEO Fadi ChehadÃ© has informed the Board he will be concluding his tenure in March 2016 to move into a new career in the private sector (outside the Domain Name Industry).”
These are certainly interesting times for ICANN, and I am sure there will be quite a few people who wish to lead ICANN in the future. I am not much of an ICANN watcher or a person who spends much time thinking about Internet governance, but I am sure this news is of importance for those who are active in the ICANN community. ICANN 53 is coming up in about a month in Buenos Aires, and I presume this will be a topic of interest.
In case you don’t receive ICANN News Alerts but want to learn more, the content of the email has been published below: