ICANN, President and CEO

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

In 2023, ICANN completes its organizational milestone of 25 years. ICANN is looking for a new CEO to lead the organization at this inflection point. This is a singular opportunity for an exceptional leader that carries significant global responsibilities, requiring skills in diplomacy, advocacy, and public service.

The next CEO will be a strategic, collaborative and technically proficient leader with a global mindset and a visionary approach to leadership. They will be an excellent listener with outstanding management skills to ensure that ICANN operates and delivers on its mission effectively and efficiently in a transparent and accountable manner. The CEO should have a demonstrated capacity to manage a global technical organization with a large workforce, proven financial management experience with substantial annual operating budgets and funds under management, and experience dealing with thousands of contracts with organizations around the globe.

The CEO reports to the ICANN Board, which is responsible for establishing ICANN’s strategic plan. In the context of ICANN’s consensus-based community policy development process, the CEO implements the strategy and operations of the organization based on annual goals set by the Board and they report progress back to the Board. Both the strategic plan and its implementation are informed (and in some respects driven) by extensive community input. The Board is responsible for evaluation of the performance of the CEO and the length of their tenure.

ICANN is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this important search. For further information, including the full Position Description, and to apply, please visit Perrett Laver’s Vacancies page at quoting reference 6919. Applications should include a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfill the Position Description ( and core competencies, attributes and experience. The deadline for applications is November 27, 2023.

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