"I've done a quick summary of the ten members below focusing on any involvement on commitment to having at large representation within ICANN including a totally arbitrary ranking out of 10 for likely support for genuine at large influence, with 10/10 being Karl Auerbach or Michael Froomkin and 0/10 being External Counsel to ICANN.
Erick Iriarte Ahon, Lawyer, Peru
Non Commercial Rep on Names Council, Membership Implementation Taskforce of ICANN
Izumi Aizu, Network Researcher, Japan
Chaired IFWP Membership Working Group, participated in NAIS study, also member of MAC
Vittorio Bertola, Technical Manager, Italy
Chair of icannatlarge.org, former at large board candidate, Member of ALOC
Pierre Dandjinou, Policy Advisor, Benin
Member of ALSC, member of non commercial constituency, ICANN Membership Committee
Clement Dzidonu, Comp Sci Professor, Ghana
Member of NAIS (NGO and Academic ICANN Study Group),
Member of Membership Implementation Taskforce
Esther Dyson, Former ICANN Chair, US
Esther's tenure as Chair was not regarded as particularly friendly to at large interests at the time, and some of her firm commitments to Congress have been broken by her sucessors. However she was part of ALSC which recommended 5 At Large Board members and has been willing to put money where her mouth is. Overall better to have Esther involved as she has that all important influence but may be over eager to cut deals.
Xue Hong, Attorney, China
Apart from membership of China Internet Society appears to have no experience or support for at large representation. Most background appears to be more suited for intellectual property constituency than at large.
Sebastián J. Ricciardi, Businessperson, Argentina
Again from written CV appears to have no background at all with at large issues. Only references are to roles in business.
Thomas Roessler, Mathematician, Germany
Former Chair of the General Assembly of the DNSO
icann-europe mailing list, support to icannatlarge.org, runs an ICANN weblog
Wendy Seltzer, Attorney, USA
Attorney with Electronic Frontier Foundation
Berkman Center Representation in Cyberspace Study
The ball is now in their court to make things happen and restore at least a fraction of the voice the at large used to have in ICANN."