Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah.
Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it.
Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting in Copenhagen:
Finally, my first official day at #ICANN with community at #RIPE72. pic.twitter.com/7AmvcI7fVy
— ICANN President (@icann_president) May 23, 2016
So what can we expect to see under this new leadership? Personally I think it’s far too early to make any meaningful predictions. ICANN as an organisation is currently in flux, with a lot of its energies firmly focussed on the IANA transition. Once the transition is finalised the organisation will need to morph slightly to take on its new role. But what if any impact the new CEO will have directly on this is hard to predict.
There will probably be some turnover of staff. Already several ICANN staff have either left or announced their departure, though the exit of some staff was to be expected with any change of CEO.