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ICANN 2021 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect
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*Call for Expressions of Interest: ICANN 2021 Nominating Committee Chair
and Chair-Elect <newsalerts.icann.org/eN082E02000RCv0201WPg0d>*
29 May 2020
LOS ANGELES – 29 May 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) organization is seeking expressions of interest for the
Chair and Chair-Elect of the 2021 Nominating Committee (NomCom).
The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities
to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key
leadership positions within ICANN’s Supporting Organizations (SOs) and
Advisory Committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN’s Bylaws. The Chair is a
non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN’s Board to serve until
the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.
The Chair-Elect, a position created as a result of an independent review of
the NomCom, is not intended to fill an advisory role. Rather, the
Chair-Elect will receive the benefit of training while serving alongside
the Chair, gaining skills and knowledge to be applied for the Chair-Elect’s
anticipated succession into the role of the Chair.
Candidates for Chair-Elect should possess the same skills as candidates for
In September 2019, the ICANN Board appointed Jay Sudowski as the 2020
NomCom Chair and Ole Jacobsen as the 2020 NomCom Chair-Elect. (
Article 8, section 8.3(d) of the Bylaws states, “It is anticipated that
upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be
appointed by the Board to the position of Chair.” While it is anticipated
that the 2020 NomCom Chair-Elect will become the 2021 NomCom Chair, the
NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership in
support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency.
The results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance
Committee (BGC) before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on the
2021 NomCom leadership. These reviews will be conducted by an independent
third-party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom
leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The BGC will
utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the
Board’s formal appointment of the 2021 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.
The Chair position blends time management and negotiation skills with the
practical aspects of conducting a worldwide search for individuals to fill
various ICANN leadership positions. The NomCom Chair will be called on to
schedule, organize and lead numerous in-person and telephonic meetings with
a large committee of community members. The NomCom Chair is also
responsible for managing the candidate identification and statement of
interest process, with other committee members, and for managing the due
diligence to be performed on nominated candidates, in cooperation with
ICANN’s General Counsel and any retained outside firm(s). Throughout all
NomCom activities, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that all NomCom
operating rules and procedures are followed, and that all required
documentation and reports are prepared in a timely fashion and provided to
the proper parties as necessary.
Skills and Experience
To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:
Adequate time available to undertake the role.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of
A clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each
position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates.
Experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar
scale, scope, and diversity as ICANN.
Strong organization and leadership skills.
Ability to remain unbiased.
No conflicts of interest.
A thorough understanding of and be able to satisfy all criteria set
forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring
posting schedules for public review.
Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.
Reports to ICANN Board and the community on status of the NomCom.
Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.
Ensures that NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed.
Manages NomCom Selection Process, including:
Approves outreach and advertising methods for attracting candidates.
Conducts outreach with ICANN Stakeholder groups, Constituencies,
Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (with Chairs of those
groups), ICANN Board, and others.
With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate
Statements of Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during the NomCom
Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with
ICANN org General Counsel’s office and any outside firm(s) retained to
perform due diligence activities.
Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN org’s
Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained, and
No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN org
(including the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the
NomCom, including the post of Chair or Chair-Elect.
All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a
result of performing the duties as NomCom Chair or Chair-Elect in
accordance with ICANN org’s policies will be reimbursed by ICANN org upon
the Chair or Chair-Elect’s submission to ICANN org of valid receipts and
Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should
be sent to NomComChair2021@icann.org
<newsalerts.icann.org/f00wd0P08L001R22CNEGg00> no later than 22
June 2020. A suggested form for submitting an Expression of Interest is
available here <newsalerts.icann.org/JR2PC20M1E0NHw80dg00000>.
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with a community of participants from all over the world.
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