IMPORTANT: The following shall be the process for posting and accepting nominations for APRALO positions:

  1. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be made directly to the list. Any current subscriber to this list can make nominations.

  2. Nominators must also post the nomination at the 2023 ALAC and RALO Elections, Selections and Appointments Wiki Workspace

    directly, or by sending a mail to At-Large staff;

  3. A nominee who opts to accept his/her nomination must do so by replying directly to the said mailing list, with a copy to At-Large staff, and must complete or update their Statement of Interest (see: At-Large New SOIs Workspace).   

  4. Apart from the nomination and the acceptance, additional messages  to the said mailing list expressing support for any candidate are not required; and

  5. For accepted nominations, candidates should also share a brief expression of interest to the said mailing list with a copy to At-Large staff. 

APRALO Selection Timetable for 2023* 

  • 17 April 2023 -  Announcement of call for nominations and Nominee's Statement.* (Except for NARALO that requires a call for nominations 30 days: 30 March 2023).

  • 17 April – 28 April 2023 - Nomination period (nominations accepted for 10 working days). 

  • 5 May 2022 - Deadline for nomination acceptances

  • 9 May 2023 - 12 May 2023- Calls with the candidates if desired by the RALOs.

  • 15 May - 22 May 2023 - Elections (If required, elections will begin no later than one week after the deadline for nomination acceptances and end no later than two weeks after that deadline). 

  • 2023 AGM [ ICANN78] - Newly elected ALAC Members and RALOs Leaders shall be seated at the end of the 2023 AGM following the close of the Board Meeting on 26 October 2023.


  1. All nominees are expected to submit a brief statement explaining why they believe they are a suitable candidate and must also complete or update their Statement of Interest (see: At-Large New SOIs Workspace).
  2. No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See
PositionRole Previously Held By


Nominated By

Date AcceptedStatement of InterestResultsTerm to Serve
ALAC Member (RALO Selected)

Maureen Hilyard

(Eligible for re-appointment)

Shah Zahidur RahmanGunela Astbrink


Shah Zahidur Rahman by election.AGM2023-AGM2025
Rao Naveed Bin RaisHolly Raiche


ALAC Member (NomCom Selected)

Rao Naveed Bin Rais

(Eligible for re-appointment by the NomCom)



Gunela Astbrink

(Eligible for re-appointment)

Ali AlMeshal Amir Qayyum 


Ali AlMeshal  by election.AGM2023-AGM2025
Gunela AstbrinkShah Zahidur Rahman


ALAC Delegate to the NomCom

Ali AlMeshal 

(NOT eligible for re-appointment)

Rao Naveed Bin RaisAmir Qayyum 



N/AMaureen Hilyard selected by election as the APRALO recommended ALAC Delegate to the NomCom from the Asia Pacific region. The ALAC will make the final appointment. AGM202-AGM2024
Maureen HilyardGunela Astbrink


Fouad BajwaSelf nominationN/A (self nominated)


No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See

**The APRALO Secretariat position is a discretionary appointment and, therefore,  is not part of the annual selection process.


The ICANN Bylaws require that the ALAC, in consultation with the RALOs, appoints five voting members of the NomCom, one per ICANN region. Voting members of the NomCom are appointed for a one year term, starting at the close of the 2023 Annual General Meeting and ending at the 2024 Annual General Meeting, and may be re-appointed for a further term of one year subject to the requirement under the ICANN Bylaws

  • XI-2.4.e The ALAC shall, after consultation with each RALO, annually appoint five voting delegates (no two of whom shall be citizens of countries in the same Geographic Region, as defined according to Section 5 of Article VI to the Nominating Committee.
  • VII-3.1 Each voting delegate shall serve a one-year term. A delegate may serve at most two successive one-year terms, after which at least two years must elapse before the individual is eligible to serve another term.

Voting delegate to the NomCom may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

IMPORTANT: Criteria for NomCom Delegates

Specific criteria and requirements regarding the NomCom composition and NomCom delegates are outlined in the ICANN Bylaws in Article 8.  

Please read the Job Description for NomCom Delegates. Additionally, please note the following as you select and appoint your delegate to the 2024 NomCom:

  • Ineligibility for Service – Current or future ICANN employees or paid ICANN consultants (including Ombudsman) are excluded from consideration for eligibility as described in Article 8, Section 8.9 of ICANN’s Bylaws.
  • The ICANN community is diverse and the composition of the NomCom should reflect this in order to fulfill its mission.   
  • NomCom delegates should have a high-level network of contacts essential to candidate recruitment.
  • The delegate should be able to join monthly teleconferences. Note that the NomCom's workload will increase significantly during the candidate assessment process. Conference calls are held more frequently during this time as well (typically weekly and the duration of the calls may last up to three hours).
  • All NomCom delegates should have the ability to travel to and participate in ICANN Public meetings and NomCom meetings when requested (travel and hotel accommodations will be provided for all approved meetings). If travel is restricted, then NomCom delegates will meet virtually.

IMPORTANT: RALOs may recommend one or more candidates to the ALAC. The appointment if NomCom delegates is carried out by the ALAC. Therefore, RALO recommendations are not binding.

Selection Schedule for 2024 ALAC Selectees from the NomCom - TBD by the NomCom (see: 2024 NomCom webpage)

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