ICANN names Lebanese descent Fadi Chehade as new CEO

23 Jun, 2012

fadi Chehade
The organization that oversees Internet domain names has appointed Lebanese descent Fadi Chehade as new CEO. Fadi will start his new job at ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in October. He is currently CEO at Vocado, a company that provides cloud-based administrative software for educational institutions.

The 50-year-old, who has also worked for IBM, is replacing Rod Beckstrom, who is leaving ICANN at the end of his three-year contract in July.

Fadi face major challenges facing the non-profit body, including controversy over expansion of its services as india times reports. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/movements/ICANN-names-Fadi-Chehade-as-new-CEO/articleshow/14354090.cms

specially ICANN project hat will allow companies to set up a website with almost any so-called top-level domains — the code that comes after the period in a website address. Instead of .com or .org. new ones could be, for example, .google or .apple.

Chehade, born to Egyptian parents in Lebanon, where he lived until escaping the civil war there at the age of 18, has led a number of IT companies in the United States.

#image via datamation

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