ICANN Announce 2021 NomCom Selections

ICANN have announced the nine selections for their 2021 Nominating Committee, with, as usual, a selection of men and women from the domain name community around the world.

The latest appointed to the Nominating Committee (NomCom) are:

ICANN Board of Directors

Edmon Chung
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Danko Jevtović

Tripti Sinha
North America

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Raymond Selorm Mamattah

Laura Margolis
Latin America and the Caribbean

Rao Naveed Bin Rais
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

Tatiana Tropina

Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic Evans
Contracted Parties House

Paul McGrady
North America
Non-Contracted Parties House

Those selected will begin their terms after the ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting, which runs from 23-28 October 2021.

Profile of Applicants

The 2021 Nominating Committee received 116 completed applications during the application period from 25 January 2021 through 29 March 2021.

The regional breakdown of this year’s applicants was:

  • 28 percent of applicants were from Africa
  • 29 percent of applicants were from Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
  • 16 percent of applicants were from Europe
  • 17 percent of applicants were from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 10 percent of applicants were from North America

The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN’s leadership. In doing so, the Nominating Committee is mandated to ensure that ICANN’s overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. Further, selectees should:

  • Have integrity, objectivity, and sound judgment.
  • Support decision-making within groups.
  • Work effectively in English.
  • Understand ICANN’s mission.
  • Be committed to ICANN’s success.
  • Have experience in world affairs.
  • Contribute to cultural, professional, and geographic expertise.
  • Be able to work long and hard, generally as volunteers.

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