ICANN to Announce New President and CEO


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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just revealed that they will be announcing a new president and chief executive officer.

The news comes as no surprise since, Rod Beckstrom, their current president and CEO, recently announced he will not be standing for reelection at the end of his contract expiring on July 1st.

The introduction of their new president and CEO will take place at a news conference two days prior to ICANN’s 44th public meeting in Prague. Board Chairman Dr. Stephen Crocker will join Chief Operating Officer Akram Atallah and the next CEO in answering questions from journalists during the news conference. The event will be webcast live from the Czech capital.

The news conference will be on Friday, 22 June 2012, 1600-1700 Prague (1400-1500 GMT/UTC) at Room - Palmovka /Rokoska, Hilton Prague Hotel, Pobrezni 1 Prague, 186 00, Czech Republic.

A live video webcast may be accessed at http://icann.adobeconnect.com/prg44-press. Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international toll-free number obtained from this list www.adigo.com/icann. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1.800.550.6865. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 25594. It will be broadcast in English.