The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has named Göran Marby, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 2016.
Mr Marby an experienced business executive and government leader, will succeed current President and CEO Fadi Chehadé whose term expires on March 15, 2016.
According to ICANN , Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division will serve as acting CEO before Göran Marby,takes over affairs in May 2016 .
“I’m delighted to announce Göran as the new head of ICANN,” said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors.
“His leadership experience as a technology CEO and start-up founder as well as his current experience as Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority will be invaluable as ICANN moves towards the next chapter in its history”.
”We conducted an extensive, global search and Göran impressed us all throughout with his shared values, operational experience and understanding of the Internet ecosystem. I’m looking forward to working with him and what I know will be his substantial contribution to ICANN and to helping ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet.”, he adds.
According to ICANN, Marby is a Swedish citizen, currently living in Stockholm will be joined by his family in relocating to Los Angeles, California the location of one of ICANN’s three global hubs.
“I am very excited to be joining ICANN and joining at the start of a new era for the organisation and the community,” said Marby.
“While I know there is much for me to learn, I am eager to work with ICANN’s multi-stakeholder community to continue all the good work that ICANN has been doing and am very committed to implementing the community’s decisions – both with respect to the IANA Stewardship Transition, but also in the myriad important areas of ICANN policy development as it fulfils its mission.”
Marby will succeed current President and CEO Fadi Chehadé whose term finishes on March 15, 2016. He will join ICANN in May 2016. During this time, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division will serve as acting CEO.
“I am very grateful to Akram for agreeing to step into this role and providing the continuity and leadership ICANN needs at such an important time,” said Dr Crocker.
Göran Marby has more than 20 years of experience in the Internet and technology sectors. Prior to joining PTS he co-founded AppGate Network Security AB a security software company where he served as CEO between 2002 and 2009 with a focus on international customers and operations.
He has held several other leadership roles in the Internet and technology sectors including as CEO of Cygate a network services company, Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden and as CEO of Unisource Business Networks in Sweden.
Marby holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Gothenburg School Economics.