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Göran Marby Named as ICANN President and CEO starting May 2016The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today released the much anticipated news regarding its new President and CEO. Göran Marby, currently Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), has been named ICANN's next President and CEO. Marby will succeed current President and CEO Fadi Chehadé whose term finishes on March 15, 2016. Marby will join ICANN in May 2016. During this time, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN's Global Domains Division will serve as acting CEO, reports ICANN.

Marby is a Swedish citizen and currently serving as Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS). Prior to joining PTS, he co-founded AppGate Network Security AB a security software company where he served as CEO between 2002 and 2009. His other previous roles include CEO of Cygate a network services company, Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden and as CEO of Unisource Business Networks in Sweden. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Gothenburg School Economics

“I worked my whole career with networks and security Internet and IT,” says Göran Marby. “When the opportunity arose to continue to contribute to something important, I could not pass up.”

Marby is 53, married with three children. He plans to move with his family to Los Angeles, where ICANN has its offices.

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