ICANN director Erika Mann has reportedly been hired to head up Facebook’s new Brussels office.
Mann started last week as one of a handful of “politically connected new talent” to join the social networking company recently, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Mann was a Member of the European Parliament between 1994 and 2009, representing a German constituency.
She joined ICANN’s board of directors last December, after her appointment by the Nominating Committee. She’s currently the only female director with a vote.
Facebook is an increasingly active ICANN participant.
Its envoy, global domain name manager Susan Kawaguchi, sits on the Whois Policy Review Team, for example.