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David Allan Olive

David Olive joined ICANN in February 2010 to lead its Policy Development team following 20 years as a corporate executive and leader in ICT public policy formation. ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet`s unique identifiers. Through its coordination role of the Internet`s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. Prior to joining ICANN, David completed a 20-year career at Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, where he most recently served in the company’s Washington office as General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative. He also worked with many global business groups, including the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), the U.S.-Japan Business Council, and the International Chamber of Commerce. He served for many years as the Public Policy Chairman for the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a consortium of over 70 information technology industry associations from economies around the world. He was an active business representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Technical Advisory Group on Taxation and Electronic Commerce, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) conferences. He had a distinguished career as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer specializing in trade, investment and technology policy, receiving the U.S. State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award. He attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Princeton University.