Fadi Chehadé is Chairman of Chehadé & Company in Los Angeles. He is a Senior Advisor and former Partner at ABRY Partners in Boston, a middle-market private equity firm that focuses on media, communications, and digital businesses. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global IoT Council and is presently on the advisory board with the USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy, and the corporate boards of Sentry Data Systems and Interactions LLC.
Fadi was member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, on the advisory board with World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. and was a Senior Advisor to Prof. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the The Forum. As President and CEO of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global authority managing the Internet’s logical infrastructure, he led the globalization of the organization and guided its historic transition to an independent transnational institution governed jointly by private, public and civic stakeholders.
Fadi is a serial entrepreneur and has founded and led companies in the digital space, including Vocado acquired by Oracle (2018) and Viacore purchased by IBM (2006).