Prof. Xue Appointed to ICANN ccNSO Council

On 5 August 2011, the Nominating Committee announced its selections for eight leadership positions within ICANN.Prof. Hong Xue is the only appointed Council Member of ccNSO. The Appointees will take up their positions after the end of ICANN’s Annual General Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on 28 October 2011.

The NomCom’s Chair, Adam Peake, said “We are very pleased to have been able to select such high quality people to join ICANN. They are a great group, bringing skills and experience that will serve the community well. It’s been a tough job, the NomCom had to choose from a very strong applicant pool, with many highly qualified candidates for every position, including a record number of female applicants. After many hours of teleconferences and meetings, and then almost two and half days of discussion locked away in a room in Singapore, we reached unanimous agreement on all the selected nominees and the overall slate that includes individuals from China, Germany, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines and United States. Thanks to my committee for their hard work, and on behalf of all the NomCom a very sincere Thank You to all 88 candidates who gave their time and effort in volunteering to help ICANN”.

The NomCom evaluated over eighty-eight candidates, many of whom with exceptional qualifications in relation to the key criteria as set out in the ICANN Bylaws. With such a rich pool of candidates and very few seats to fill, the NomCom found itself unable to appoint all the applicants the Committee members would have desired to see on the Board and on the other bodies.

This year’s Nominating Committee received 88 Statements of Interest from candidates all over the world (23 female and 65 male), during its open nomination period from 17 December 2010 to 4 April 2011. The regional breakdown of this year’s candidates is:

  • 19 from Africa,
  • 24 from Asia/Australia/Pacific
  • 14 from Europe
  • 15 from Latin America/Caribbean
  • 16 from North America


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