CPD Welcomes Former CEO of ICANN to Advisory Board

Mel Levine, Chairman of the CPD Advisory Board has announced the appointment of Fadi Chehadé to the Board.

Serving currently as a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the World Economic Forum and as a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government, Chehadé was the President and CEO of ICANN from 2012-16. He is the founder of Chehadé & Company, a digital consultancy based in Los Angeles.

Citing Chehadé's commitment to improving transnational digital governance and diplomacy as important factors in the decision to bring him on board, Levine explained that Chehadé "credits CPD's Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy (of which he is a proud 2012 graduate) for much of his success in and understanding of public diplomacy."

"Fadi is such a compelling advocate of our work and the ideas underlying so many of CPD's initiatives. We are delighted to have his energy, intellect and generosity of spirit at the table," said Jay Wang, CPD's Director.

The CPD Advisory Board, comprised of prominent figures in fields related to public diplomacy, is responsible for guiding and supporting the development of the Center as an international resource.

For Chehadé's full bio, click here.

To view a full list of CPD Advisory Board members, click here.

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