RELEASE: Göran Marby Steps Down as ICANN Chairman and CEO

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RELEASE: Göran Marby Steps Down as ICANN Chairman and CEO

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announces that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Göran Marby as CEO. Marby's departure is effective immediately.

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Göran for his leadership over the last 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 the ICANN organization (org) through the final phase of the IANA stewardship transition from the US government and in setting a strong vision for the next ICANN chapter He also championed ICANN's efforts to serve the world's Internet users through the creation of the DNS Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group and the Abuse Activity Reporting project Association 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 Africa."

Marby's many notable accomplishments include:

At the Board's request, 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 issues it may require.

"I am extremely proud of the work we have done together with the ICANN Board and community. The ICANN org has designed the implementation strategies for several critical initiatives that will shape the future of ICANN and Internet users. in the world," Marby said. "I am also very aware that these are long-term initiatives where continuity of leadership is essential. The next president and CEO will guide the next phase of this work."

ICANN's Board of Directors will convene its search for a new CEO in early 2023. Sally Costerton, ICANN's Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement, has been named interim President and CEO. "I am grateful to Sally for agreeing to take on this additional task to provide continuity and leadership," Sinha said.

For a high resolution image of Tripti Sinha, visit here.

For more information on Sally Costerton, visit here.

For a high-resolution image of Costerton, visit here.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To communicate with another person on the Internet, you must type an address, name, or number, on your computer or other device. That address must be unique so that the computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers around the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from around the world.

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