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ICANN’s top brass get pay raises

Kevin Murphy, July 18, 2022, 19:07:43 (UTC), Domain Policy

ICANN’s CEO and several top executives are to receive pay raises amounting to tens of thousands of dollars.

The Org’s board of directors has approved a 4% raise for Göran Marby and four other of the top brass, with CFO Xavier Calvez getting an extra 4.5%.

The board also approved the payment of Marby’s bonus, but the amount — capped at 30% of his salary — will likely not be disclosed until ICANN files its tax returns.

It’s the fourth year in a row the CEO has received a pay rise.

Last year it was 3% andthe year before’s was 5%, but it was not a unanimous decision of the board. It’s not yet known how this year’s vote broke down.

The other execs receiving a raise of up to 4% are general counsel John Jeffrey, senior VPs Theresa Swinehart and David Olive and CIO Ashwin Rangan. None of them earned less than $450,000 in ICANN’s last tax filings.

The board resolution states that Marby’s salary is still lower than the low end of the 50-75th percentile of comparable industry salaries, though this formula is sometimes criticized for weighing tech industry CEOs in with non-profit CEOs.

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Comments (2)

  1. > Marby gets paid more than the secretary-general of the United Nations and the CEO of the American Red Cross

    Wow, that sounds like a helluva lot and that quote was from years ago. Good for him, I guess.

  2. A man called Futz ... says:

    My story, made into a film in 1969, told the tale of a young farmer who has had many bad experiences with women. I then showered love and affection upon my pet pig, Amanda, saying she alone was worthy to be my wife. My “marriage” to Amanda caused a scandal in the community, almost mass hysteria. (iMDB)

    All of which is to say, how great it is that today, ICANN has managed overcome the obstacles of the pandemic and get these salary increases through without the six week delay affecting other important work.

    Now THAT would truly cause MASS HYSTERIA chez eux! Oink, oink.

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