Congrats all, and thank you Patricio. I'll observe that it is interesting that the Board chose Christophe as Chair on his first day as a member, I think that is unprecedented in the short history of the WMF Board.
On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Patricio Lorente < patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello everyone, > > I am happy to share that as of today, Christophe Henner and Nataliia > Tymkiv have formally joined the Board of Trustees as affiliate > Board-selected members. They both bring deep expertise in the Wikimedia > community, and in their respective fields. I’m confident they will serve as > excellent contributors, rooted in the values of our movement. You can learn > more about them in an announcement we made in May: > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/05/24/affiliate-selected-board-trustees-election/ > > > Today the Board also voted to appoint Christophe Henner as Chair, and > María Sefidari as Vice Chair. Both Christophe and María have a long history > of involvement in the Wikimedia community, and have held leadership roles > at Wikimedia France and Wikimedia Spain, respectively. > > More about Christophe, María, and Natallia is below. I hope you will join > me in congratulating them on their new positions and wish them success in > their terms ahead. > > > I would like to thank my friend Alice for working with me in her role as > Vice Chair, and many thanks to you all for your support during my time as > Chair. > > Patricio Lorente > > > About Christophe Henner > > Christophe Henner is the former Chair of Wikimedia France and current > deputy CEO of Webedia <http://www.webedia.com>'s gaming division, the > international digital media group headquartered in France. > > He has deep and varied experience across the marketing sector, including > leadership roles at at Webedia and L'Odyssée Interactive. > > Christophe has been an active member of the Wikimedia community for more > than 12 years. In 2007, he joined the Board of Wikimedia France > <http://www.wikimedia.fr/> and has remained an active Board member in > various positions for the past ten years. He has served as both Chair and > Vice Chair of the Board of Wikimedia France. During his time on the > Board, Christophe helped lead Wikimedia France through a significant period > of growth. This included leading the development of the chapter’s brand, > and supporting the development of a clear organizational strategy and > vision for the chapter. > > > > About Maria Sefidari > > Maria is a professor in the Digital Communications, Culture and > Citizenship Master's degree program <http://cccd.es/wp/> of Rey Juan > Carlos University > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Juan_Carlos_University> at the > MediaLab-Prado <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/es:MediaLab-Prado>. María > graduated with a Psychology degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complutense_University_of_Madrid>, and > later a Master's degree in Management and Tourism at the Business faculty > of the same university. > > > María started contributing to the Wikimedia projects in 2006, and has > since served in many different roles across the Wikimedia movement. She was > a founding member of Wikimedia España > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Espa%C3%B1a> and Wikimujeres > Grupo de Usuarias <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimujeres>, and also > created Spanish Wikipedia's LGBT Wikiproject > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/es:Wikiproyecto:LGBT>. She has served on > several Wikimedia governance committees, including the Affiliations > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee> and Individual > Engagement Grants <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG> > committees. In her time on the Affiliations committee, María served as the > first Treasurer of the committee, effectively overseeing and monitoring > disbursement of the committee's budget. Maria served a prior term on the > Wikimedia Foundation board from 2013 to 2015. > > > > About Nataliia Tymkiv > > Nataliia currently serves as Financial Director of the Centre for > Democracy and Rule of Law, a Ukrainian media policy and human rights > nonprofit. Nataliia has a Masters degree in Public Administration and a > Specialist degree in Records Management and Information Activities. > > She has in-depth experience in executive leadership and financial > management. Prior to her current role as Financial Director, Nataliia > worked at a manufacturing firm and later, in finance at a construction > company. Prior to her current role as Financial Director, Nataliia worked > at a manufacturing firm and later, in finance at a construction company. On > the Wikimedia projects, she’s been an active contributor since 2011, and > shortly after became an administrator of Ukrainian Wikipedia > <https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Головна_сторінка>. She has also been a > member of the Wikimedia Ukraine <https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/> > community for nearly four years, and has served as the chapter’s Board > Treasurer, Vice Chair, and volunteer Executive Director. > -- > > > > _______________________________________________ > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > community. 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