The CRTC's Namir Anani, executive development of policy development and research, is leaving the commission to become CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council. “This organisation, headquartered in Ottawa has as its principal objective the facilitation of Canada’s workforce readiness to fully leverage the digital economy,” CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein wrote in a note to commission staff this week. “Clearly this position will allow Namir to expand the extensive experience and knowledge he has gained in his government positions in the area of the digital economy.” Anani starts the new position on Dec. 5, 2011, and the CRTC will announce a replacement for him before that date, von Finckentsein said. He added that Anani has been instrumental in the commission's work in an increasingly converged and multiplatform communication industry. “Thanks to Namir and the work of his team, the CRTC is as well positioned as possible under existing legislation to meet the future challenge of convergence,” von Finckenstein wrote.