Employee compensation revealed in latest tax return.
ICANN has published its FY 2015 tax return (pdf), revealing compensation paid to its key and most highly-compensated employees.
18 employees are listed with compensation of at least $250,000.
Fadi Chehade led the pack with $737,146 in reportable compensation.
Akram Atallah, president of the Global Domains Division, wasn’t far behind at $608,211. The other top paid employees are:
John Jeffrey, General Counsel and Secretary, $530,837
Yu Chuang Kuek, VP Global Stakeholder Engagement, $508,564
Susanna Bennett, COO $425,190
Theresa Swinehart, Sr. Advisor to President on Strategy $421,022
Xavier Calvez, CFO $373,561
ICANN’s published compensation policy is to provide compensation in the 50th to 75th percentile of similar positions at other non-profits and for-profit employers for which it competes for talent.
Of course, ICANN can’t offer stock options. However, its employees receive very generous benefits.
The last public document I can find (2014) revealed that employees receive a 5% contribution to their 401(k) without even requiring an employee contribution, plus an addition 10% match with immediate vesting.
You won’t find that kind of deal in the private sector.
(Hat tip: George Kirikos)