Odgers Berndtson appointed to find next CEO of The Internet Society (ISOC)

11 July 2013


ISOC invites candidates for this exceptional role who will demonstrate top level global service in the public and/or business sector, leadership in a multi-stakeholder environment, and familiarity with civil regulatory and business issues related to the Internet.

This assignment is being handled through Odgers Berndtson's Brussel's office. ISOC have placed an advertisement in The Economist, the full text of which is as follows:

Chief Executive Officer - The Internet Society (ISOC)

“The Internet is for everyone”

www.internetsociety.org

ISOC invites candidates for this exceptional role who will demonstrate top level global service in the public and/or business sector, leadership in a multi-stakeholder environment, and familiarity with civil regulatory and business issues related to the Internet.

ISOC's mission is to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of everyone in the world. Through its 65,000 individual

members and supporters, 90 Chapters, and 145+ organizational members, ISOC plays a unique global role in championing policies, promoting open standards

and implementing a plethora of actions to realize its mission. ISOC is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet’s premier

technical standards body.

With offices in Virginia (USA) and Geneva (CH) and staff around the globe, ISOC collaborates with a variety of partners from all societal and activity sectors to

ensure their engagement in the continued evolution of one of the greatest tools of our time.

ISOC is a not-for-profit organization for whom transparency, consensus, creative thinking and inclusiveness are key, and whose policy is developed by the Board of

Trustees with input from staff, members, chapters and the broader community.

The CEO reports to, and is a member of, the Board of Trustees.

The Role

• Lead the design, agreement and implementation of actions and programmes in support of the strategic policy set with the Board of

Trustees and Community

• Provide inspired leadership and motivation to staff, members, and ISOC partners around the world

• Ensure effective long-term financial and organizational stewardship of ISOC, upholding its unique mission and reputation

• Deliver a significant personal impact as ISOC's primary representative in the Internet space and beyond

• Be unswerving in driving for the open development and use of the Internet, by and for all

The Candidate

• Track record of excellence in global leadership and coaching within major organizations, at the intersection of public and private interests,

with strong relevance to the Internet

• Familiarity and comfort with a multi-stakeholder universe, where consensus prevails over hierarchy

• Enthusiasm for and commitment to ISOC’s mission and operating values

• An outstanding communicator and advocate, who engenders trust and who shows integrity and courage

• Strategic and integrative thinker, open to innovation, who sees the big and the small picture, and is streetwise and politically astute

• Genuinely multicultural, connects effectively with different cultures, value systems and business models

Internet Society is an equal opportunities employer.

For further information and to apply, please contact:

Bernard Tobin, Partner, at ceo-isoc@odgersberndtson.be.

Categories: Information & Communications, Technology, Media & Entertainment, Consumer Products & Services, IT Management, Board & CEO


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