Thank you to Christophe and Nataliia for taking on these new and important responsibilities. And thanks to Christophe and Maria for taking on the Chair and Vice Chair roles.
I also extend my thanks to Patricio and Frieda for your service on the board including the time that Patricio has served as Chair. Thank you as well to Alice for her service as Vice Chair. Risker/Anne On 24 June 2016 at 09:49, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Congratulations go to Christophe, and also thank you for making yourself a > candidate. Your years of experience in the movement and personality are are > great asset and we are lucky to have you. The good news is that you have a > great organisation to support you in helping you do a good job! > > Like many others have said: thank you Patricio! I know from experience that > this is 'at best' a tough job, and the past year has demanded a lot from > you (and many others) Time to take a well deserved rest, and of course we > will hopefully see you back contributing somewhere/somehow :) > > Many thanks to you both! > > Jan-Bart de Vreede > > On 23 June 2016 at 23:43:41, Johan Jönsson (jjons...@wikimedia.org) wrote: > > > Thank you both, Patricio and Alice. > > > > //Johan Jönsson > > -- > > Den 23 juni 2016 6:02 em skrev "Patricio Lorente" < > > patricio.lore...@gmail.com>: > > > > 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. > > -- > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wmfall mailing list > > wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wmfall > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>