ICANN's Nominating Committee (Nom Com) invites Statements of Interest and candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill ICANN's technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the 2010 Nom Com for the following positions:
- Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
- Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the European and North American regions)
- One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
- One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
The Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked with selecting a majority of the members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN's structure. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit, non-profit corporation dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
Individuals selected by Nom Com will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.
Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, those selected will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to facilitate the Internet's critically important societal functions.
More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered in confidence and should be received by 15 April 2010 for full consideration. Selections will be announced in early September 2010. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in December 2010.
Candidate recommendations, questions or comments may also be emailed to email@example.com.
Information about the 2010 Nominating Committee is available at http://nomcom.icann.org
The Nom Com is responsible for the selection of all ICANN Directors except the President and those selected by ICANN's Supporting Organizations, and for such other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws. [Bylaws Article VII, Section 1]
The Nom Com is charged with populating a portion of the ICANN Board as noted above, as well as the ALAC, the ccNSO Council and GNSO Council. The Nom Com complements the other means for filling a portion of key ICANN leadership positions achieved within the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees.
The Bylaws also state that the Nominating Committee shall adopt such operating procedures as it deems necessary, which shall be published on the ICANN website.
The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
Members contribute to the Nominating Committee both their understanding of the broad interests of the Internet as a whole and their knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the Internet constituencies which have appointed them. The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies. Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating Committee.
- 2009 Nom Com Presentation given at ICANN General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea
- Nominating Committee Procedures
- Invitation for Statements of Interest
- Leadership Positions
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- 4 December 2009 – Nominating Committee Convenes in Seoul
- 27 August 2009 – Minutes from the meeting of the ICANN Board appointing Wolfgang Kleinwaechter as Chair of the 2009 Nom Com
- Initial meeting of 2010 Nom Com in Seoul, South Korea – 30-31 October 2009
- Opening of Nomination Period – 13 November 2009
- Deadline for Full Consideration by Nom Com – 15 April 2010
- Review and Evaluation – early April to end June
- Face-to-Face Meeting and Selection – 25-27 June 2010 in Brussels, Belgium
- Results Announced to ICANN Secretary – early September 2010
- Selected candidates take their positions at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting 2010, 10 December 2010
The Nominating Committee's posted responses to Frequently Asked Questions addresses questions regarding the formation of the committee. Additional updates and supplements will be posted from time to time as the committee's work progresses.
The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
Nominating Committee members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.
The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies.
Members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating Committee.
Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses incurred in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. These positions may involve significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic ICANN meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications.
Recent ICANN Meetings have been held in Brazil, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the United States, India, France, Egypt, Mexico, Australia and South Korea. Meetings during 2010 are scheduled for Nairobi in Kenya, Brussels in Belgium and Latin America. The diverse locations facilitate participation across the world's Internet community; an aspect of growing importance as ICANN's recently signed Affirmation of Commitments emphasizes ICANN's accountability to the community.
Click here for a page collecting the provisions of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the Nominating Committee.
The members of the 2010 Nominating Committee are: Wolfgang Kleinwaechter (Chair), Hartmut Richard Glaser (Associate Chair), Tricia Drakes (Advisor), Yaovi Atohoun, Jeffrey R. Bedser, Olivier M. J. Crepin-Leblond, Margarita Valdes Cortes, Eduardo Diaz, Jan Gruntorád, Tony Holmes, Norbert Klein, Bill Manning, Chris Martin, Elliot Noss, Michael Palage, Mark Partridge, Mike Roberts, José Ovidio Salgueiro, Francisco da Silva, Henk Uijterwaal, Wilfried Woeber and Hong Xue.
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