Meet ICANN's New CEO, Fadi Chehade

Robyn Norgan
Jun 27, 2012

Last Friday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it's new CEO will be Fadi Chehade. His tentative start date is Monday, October 1, while outgoing CEO Rod Beckstrom's last day is this Sunday, July 1.

Get to know Fadi Chehade – who he is and what his plans are for ICANN's future – from his speech at ICANN's 44th International Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

Now see what outgoing CEO Rod Beckstrom had to say about what he's done for ICANN – specifically how he overhauled the organization, opened up and transformed the DNS, and internationalized the organization – in his farewell address.

In the interim time between when Beckstrom steps down and Chehade starts, ICANN COO Akram Atallah will be taking over CEO duties. Hear what he has to say about making sure the transition is a smooth one.

ICANN's 44th international meeting will continue through this Friday, June 29. You can check in to their website for more information.

Post by Robyn Norgan