The ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee announced its selections for seven leadership positions within ICANN including filling three ICANN Board seats. The ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee had received 105 applications from candidates all over the world during its open nomination period from 17 December 2015 to 20 March 2016.
Mr Khaled Koubaa, Founder and President of the Arab World Internet Institute, was selected by the ICANN Nominating Committee to serve in the ICANN Board for a mandate of three year from 2016 to 2019. Mr Koubaa will take up his position after the end of ICANN’s Annual General Meeting, which will take place during the ICANN Public Meeting scheduled for 3 – 9 November 2016 in Hyderabad, India.
As a Board member, Mr Koubaa will serve as individual who have the duty to act in what they reasonably believe are the best interests of ICANN and not as representative of the Arab World Internet Institute, the Nominating Committee, or any other organizations or constituencies.