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Atallah: We assumed a lot of things were being taken care of
by Kieren McCarthy | 10 Jul 2012 |
ICANN's COO and acting CEO talks TAS, digital archery, his old friend the new CEO and how he will make the organization function better
Akram Atallah: ICANN needs to raise itself to the next level. Photo: ICANN
Akram Atallah has had a rough couple of years. When he was brought in as Chief Operating Officer for ICANN in September 2010, the organization was getting used to a new CEO and had just lost its CFO as well as a number of other key executive positions.
Just two months later an independent report into the organization's accountability and transparency recommended a number of significant operational changes. Four months after that, the organization's Board approved the rules for its largest ever project - the introduction of thousands of new Internet extensions - but left a significant number of operational issues undecided.