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On Feb 22, 2014, at 8:23, Anna Torres <a...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:

> Dear movement fellows,
> Thank you so much for your warm welcoming!
> As Galileo said and thanks to the support of the team and specially at this
> very first stage, from March 1st onwards I will asume the ED of Wikimedia
> Argentina Foundation.
> To be part of Wikimedia Argentina Foundation means to me an excellent
> professional challenge that I am prepare to assume and also  the perfect
> place where to project - generating more and better results- all the years
> of trainning and work experience acquired during my career.
> During the last ten years I have worked in the field of human development
> and international cooperation from all its aspects- attempting different
> development sectors like social, economic, educational, sustainable and
> cultural development among others- and so I considere the development as
> the comprehensive management of all of these concepts which are nowadays
> the key in order to ensure fairer societies.
> With your support, our work together and a tool like Wikipedia, I'm sure
> that Wikimedia Argentina Foudations aswell as the rest of the chapters
> around the world, can set up a new framework to encorage the social,
> economic and cultural change we would like to see in the nearly future. In
> this connection, I hope not only, all of us, to create more inclusive
> projects, but these projects to be the result and the impact each one of us
> would like to build up!
> Thanks you so much for the opportunity!
> Anna Torres Adell
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM, Galileo Vidoni <gali...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear movement fellows,
>> I'm pleased to announce that Wikimedia Argentina has a new Executive
>> Director. Please welcome Anna Torres Adell to our movement!
>> Anna was born in Barcelona but settled in Buenos Aires a couple of years
>> ago. She is a licentiate in Political Science for the Universitat Pompeu
>> Fabra and has post-graduate studies in International Cooperation;
>> Management and Control of Public Policies; and Local Development and the
>> Social Economy.
>> She developed an interest on international cooperation and social matters
>> since her teens, helping establish an educational NGO in Guatemala when she
>> was just over 20. She has since lived and worked in Spain, México,
>> Guatemala and Argentina. Before joining us at Wikimedia Argentina, Anna was
>> the ED of PROEM Foundation, an organization aimed at coaching small
>> businesses. Anna's track record also includes working with AECID, the
>> Spanish agency for international cooperation, and the United Nations
>> Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
>> She has extensive knowledge and experience in the five dimensions that we
>> cared the most when recruiting: commitment with the social goal of free
>> knowledge, working with volunteers, administration, program management and
>> funding.
>> Selecting Anna was not easy, but not because we couldn't find the right
>> person: We had just too much good EDs we wanted to hire! Thankfully we
>> could choose from an important pool of candidates and proceed to evaluate
>> thoroughly each one of them. We received over 100 applications, of which
>> not less than half were pertinent. We gave all of them a score and made
>> successive filtering stages before arriving to the eight people we
>> interviewed in person over the last days.
>> As you may have read on this list back in January, our decision to hire a
>> new ED has to do with Osmar leaving us to return to his home country. Let
>> me highlight that this good news could not have been possible without
>> Osmar's work and commitment. Not only he helped designing the work
>> description for his replacement, but he also participated in the recruiting
>> and hiring process.
>> We are extremely grateful to all what he has done to advance our mission in
>> Wikimedia Argentina, and while we are certainly saddened to see him go we
>> know that both he and us are doing everything possible to leave the
>> organization on track and in good hands. Programmatic work will not suffer
>> from this leadership change; if any, we as Board will ensure it gets
>> reinforced.
>> Anna will formally start working with us on March 1, and throughout all of
>> that month Osmar will continue with us in Benedict fashion as "ED emeritus"
>> to ensure that all the necessary knowledge, proceedings and contacts are
>> transferred from one administration to another. We are glad to have
>> achieved this level of stability as an organization, and we'd love to
>> spread the word about this happy and smooth transition in the
>> WikimediaConference with whoever wants to hear us :).
>> We asked Osmar to be one of our representatives in Berlin as his last act
>> of service, so it will also be a nice opportunity for you to meet him. In
>> the meantime, please welcome Anna to the Wikimedia movement and to this
>> mailing list!
>> Best regards,
>> *Galileo Vidoni*
>> Presidente
>> A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
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