NRO Executive Council

The CEOs/Directors of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) form the NRO Executive Council (NRO EC).

The positions of NRO Chair, Vice Chair/Secretary and Treasurer rotate annually. The NRO EC acts by consensus from all five RIR regions.

Executive Council Positions 2019

Position Name RIR
Chair Axel Pawlik RIPE NCC
Vice Chair Paul Wilson APNIC
Secretary Axel Pawlik RIPE NCC
Treasurer Oscar Robles LACNIC
Member  John Curran ARIN
Member Patrisse Deesse AFRINIC

NRO EC Meetings

The NRO EC holds monthly teleconferences as well as ad-hoc, face-to-face meetings throughout the year. The minutes for the NRO EC teleconferences and meetings can be found here.

Address Supporting Organization (ASO)

The current Chair of the NRO also acts as Chair of the ASO.

ICANN Empowered Community

The current NRO Chair, who also acts as Chair of the ASO, acts as the Empowered Community Decisional Participant within ICANN’s Empowered Community Structure. The Chair of the NRO/ASO acts only by consensus of all five members of the NRO Executive Council.

The current NRO Secretary acts as the The Empowered Community Administration Representative within ICANN’s Empowered Community Structure.

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Last modified on 05/09/2019