At Blavatnik School of Government, Mr Chehadé directs his energy on the research and application of innovative mechanisms for digital governance to address the many opportunities and issues triggered by the transnational nature of the Internet. He works with faculty and students on practical approaches to build trust through multiparty governance of the digital society and economy.
Mr Chehadé is also currently Senior Advisor to Professor Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, focused on building public-private-civic partnerships to enable effective digital governance and readiness.
In addition to his role at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and the World Economic Forum, Mr Chehadé is also a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In his private work, he is Senior Advisor to private equity firm ABRY Partners, and Executive Chairman of cloud startup Vocado.
Prior to these roles, Mr Chehadé was President and CEO of ICANN, the global authority managing the Internet's logical infrastructure, where he lead its transformation into a truly global institution. Mr Chehadé also founded several companies in the digital space, including Viacore which was acquired by IBM in 2006. He also founded and led RosettaNet, an IT Industry Coalition establishing pioneering standards for eBusiness. Throughout his career, Mr Chehadé held corporate posts at AT&T, Ingram, and most recently, as General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services in the Middle East and Africa.
Mr Chehadé received his M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University and his B.S. In Computer Science summa cum laude from New York University's Polytechnic.