ICANN has appointed two new vice presidents to head up its European and Latin American offices.
British former civil servant Nigel Hickson, who ICANN says has experience working in European Union politics, is the new VP for Europe.
Rodrigo de la Parra, the newly appointed VP for Latin America, is an internal promotion. Since January 2011 he has been ICANN’s Regional Liaison for Latin America.
He formerly held senior positions within Mexican telecommunications regulator Cofetel and was Mexico’s representative on ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee.
Both positions are new. The VP of Europe job was originally given to French software executive Thomas Spiller, but he quit before he even started last August.