The ICANN board has named Göran Marby, current Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, as the next President and CEO of ICANN. Marby will assume his new position with ICANN in May 2016.
He is a Swedish citizen based in Stockholm and will relocate with his family to Los Angeles. Marby will succeed President and CEO Fadi Chehadé, whose term ends on 15 March 2016. Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, will be acting CEO from 15 March until Marby arrives.
Marby has over 20 years experience in the IT sphere, having served as a senior executive in the Internet and technology sector, as well as his current role at the independent regulatory body Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PST), where he has worked closely with international organizations and standards bodies.
Prior to this, he served as CEO and founder of Appgate, a Swedish security software company (now Cryptzone in the U.S), where he grew the organization to a global company with customers in 35 countries and operations in the US.
Before his seven years at Appgate, he was CEO for the advanced networks company Cygate Group (now owned by TeliaSonera) where he spearheaded operations in five countries with revenues in the range of 120 million euros. And as Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden, Marby led sales of all products and services.
He currently serves on several Boards including: The Swedish Broadband Forum, The Swedish E-identification Board and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
Marby, age 53, holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, and is married with three kids. He is fluent in English and Swedish and is a Swedish national.
Marby will have a chance to meet with ICANN55 attendees in Marrakech.