Paraguayan government official Nicolas Caballero has been elected as the next chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee.
He ran unopposed, in an election that had to extend its nomination period because nobody put themselves forward in time for the original August deadline.
He will replace Egypt’s Manal Ismail, who will leave the chair following ICANN’s meeting in Cancun next March.
The role comes with a non-voting liaison position on ICANN’s board of directors.
Caballero, a technical advisor in Paraguay’s Office of the President, has been on the GAC for about 10 years.
He’s the first GAC chair from South America.