ICA Welcomes New ICANN CEO Göran Marby

The domain investment community represented by the Internet Commerce Association extends a warm welcome to incoming ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby.

Mr. Marby’s selection was announced by ICANN on February 8th. He presently serves as Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority and has more than 20 years of experience in the Internet and technology sectors, following his earning of Bachelor of Science from the University of Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden. His tenure with ICANN will start officially in May 2016, but he is expected to attend the upcoming ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco next month.

“ICA has been directly engaged with ICANN since joining its Business Constituency in 2007, and ICA Counsel Philip Corwin currently serves as one of the BC’s two elected representatives on ICANN’s policymaking GNSO Council”, stated ICA President Jeremiah Johnston. “We happily noted Mr. Marby’s enthusiasm for assuming the CEO role, his commitment to the multistakeholder model, and his intent to build upon ongoing ICANN work processes, all evident in the remarks he made during his initial Press Conference. ICA looks forward to working with him as he guides ICANN through completion of the IANA transition and the transfer of accountability oversight from the U.S. Government to the global multistakeholder community. We also intend to make constructive contributions as the ICANN community grapples with such important policy matters as the upcoming review of the new gTLD rights protection mechanisms as well as the first-ever review of the UDRP.”

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