Kurt Lindqvist the Next ICANN President and CEO

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Kurt Erik “Kurtis” Lindqvist

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced Kurt Erik “Kurtis” Lindqvist as its next President and CEO. Lindqvist, with over 30 years of experience in the internet service provider and network carrier industries, will assume the role on December 5, 2024.

He currently serves as CEO of the London Internet Exchange (LINX) and has a strong background in internet governance and policy. ICANN’s Board of Directors selected Lindqvist after an extensive global search.

Quote from Lindqvist

I am thrilled to join ICANN at this pivotal time. From the open architecture to the multistakeholder governance model, the Internet has enabled innovation and transformation of entire industries. Protecting and evolving this is something I care deeply about. ICANN, as part of the ecosystem, is at the core of the success of this model, together with the technologies that enable it. I look forward to working with staff and the Board to deliver on ICANN’s mission.

Kurt Erik Lindqvist

More details in ICANN official announcement.


ICANN, established in 1998, is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the unique identifiers that allow the global Internet to function smoothly. It plays a crucial role in maintaining a stable and secure Internet, ensuring that domain names and IP addresses are managed effectively worldwide.

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