Dear ASO AC colleagues,
For those who wouldn't have received the following, Goran is stepping down as CEO.
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Envoyé : jeudi 22 décembre 2022 00:55
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Objet : Re: [Aso-chairs] [ICANN Community Leaders] Göran Marby Steps Down as ICANN
President and CEO
Göran Marby Steps Down as ICANN President and CEO
21 December 2022
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announces that the Board
of Directors has accepted Göran Marby's resignation as President and Chief Executive
Officer (CEO). Marby's departure is effective immediately.
"On behalf of the Board I'd like to thank Göran for his leadership over the past
six-and-a-half years. He served during a critical time in ICANN's history," said
ICANN Board Chair Tripti Sinha. "He was instrumental in leading ICANN organization
(org) through the final phase of the IANA stewardship transition from the U.S. Government
and in setting a solid vision for ICANN's next chapter. He also championed
ICANN's efforts to serve the Internet users of the world through the creation of the
DNS Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group and Domain Abuse Activity
Reporting project to mitigate threats to the Domain Name System, as well as the Coalition
for Digital Africa to bring together like-minded partners to expand the Internet in
Among Marby's many notable
* Leading ICANN through the COVID-19 global pandemic for which there was no roadmap.
* Strengthening and evolving the ICANN org culture, resulting in 90% positive
engagement survey responses across the staff in 2022.
* Creating the Operational Design Phase - a mechanism to perform an assessment of
Generic Names Supporting Organization(GNSO) Council policy recommendations to provide the
Board with relevant information for its deliberations on whether to approve said
* Championing efforts to monitor and mitigate DNS security threats.
* Successfully engaging with governments around the world to protect ICANN and gain
independence to create policies.
* Creating initiatives to provide greater access to the Internet for users around the
At the request of the Board, Marby will be available to consult with ICANN until May 23,
2024, to support the transition to a new leader, as well as to advise the Board on any
issue they require.
"I'm extremely proud of the work we have done together with the ICANN community
ICANN org has designed the implementation strategies for several critical initiatives that
will shape the future for ICANN and the Internet users of the world," said Marby.
"I am also keenly aware that these are long-term initiatives for which leadership
continuity is essential. The next President and CEO will shepherd the next phase of this
The ICANN Board will convene its search for a new CEO at the start of 2023. Sally
Costerton, ICANN Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President, Global
Stakeholder Engagement, has been named as Interim President and CEO. "I'm
grateful to Sally for agreeing to take on this extra assignment to provide continuity and
leadership," noted Sinha.
For a high-resolution image of Tripti Sinha, please visit
For more information about Sally Costerton, please visit
For a high-resolution image of Costerton, please visit
Sent from my iPhone
David A. Olive
Senior Vice President
Policy Development Support
ICANN Washington Office
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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