Designated ICANN CEO Takes Over Early14/09/2012 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate.By Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property WatchThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that designated CEO Fadi Chehadé has assumed his new position.Chehadé’s takeover of the organisation that is responsible for managing essential parts of the domain name system (DNS) and other internet infrastructure assets comes early by two weeks, as it originally had been announced for 1 October.With the surprise announcement were two new team members named by the new CEO: Tarek Kamel, former Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Egypt (until 2011), and Sally Costerton, most recently CEO of Hill & Knowlton Public Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These are expected to help strengthen ICANN’s international engagement, the ICANN release said.Kamel will be “Senior Advisor to the President of ICANN, who currently leads the development of an Africa strategy, [and] will assume the role of Senior Advisor for Government Affairs, leading all aspects of Government Engagement“. Costerton will lead the new position of Stakeholder Engagement, a role that will incorporate the communications function. Both will be based in ICANN’s European region. ICANN did not give a reason for the earlier takeover by the new CEO.ICANN’s largest project at the moment is the introduction of new generic Top Level Domains like .shop, .hiv, .london into the DNS.Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"Designated ICANN CEO Takes Over Early" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.