Wow.  Congratulations to you both, and to WMDE for the smooh transition. I
hope to see great things in the future, in Berlin and in WMDE.

Abraham, warmest welcome to the wikiverse.

Sam


On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Christian Rickerts <
christian.ricke...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> As Tim has already written, with effect from today I have stepped down from
> the position as Executive Director and handed over the business to Abraham.
> Tomorrow I will take the oath in my new position.
>
> I am looking back today at an incredible exciting, busy and funny time and
> I am proud to see what we were able to achieve together. I also want to
> thank you for all the warm and cheering messages I received after Tims
> announcement.
>
> WMDE is in very good hands with Abraham, with a great team and solid
> structures and processes in place. Therefore I am leaving with a tear in
> one eye and a smile in the other.
>
> Congratulation Abraham (!) and good bye,
>
> Christian
>
> Am 08.12.2016 15:52 schrieb "Tim Moritz Hector" <
> tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de>:
>
> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> Earlier this week I informed you that Christian Rickerts might become the
> Undersecretary of State for the new Berlin ministry of economy, energy and
> enterprises. This has been confirmed today and Christian has stepped down
> from his WMDE role.
>
> I am very pleased to announce that the WMDE Supervisory Board appointed
> Abraham Taherivand as Interim Executive Director as of 8 December 2016.
>
> Abraham has joined WMDE in March 2012 and is the Head of our Software
> Development department. He has been on the transition team during the last
> ED search, has headed our works council and has been appointed deputy of
> the Executive Director recently. In his multiple roles, Abraham’s decisions
> have always been made in the sense of the Wikimedia Deutschland as a whole.
> With immediate effect, he has the full rights and duties of the Executive
> Director and will also continue to lead the Software Development
> Department.
>
> This solution allows us as a board to approach the next steps with the
> necessary calmness and deliberate thought. On 28-29 January 2017, we will
> meet for our regular board retreat and discuss all questions regarding the
> permanent filling of the ED position.
>
> Christian, once again a big thank you for your work with us.
> Congratulations and a good start in politics. I would like to thank you,
> Abraham, for your agreement to take on this crucial task and look forward
> to the further, close cooperation with you!
>
> I will keep you posted on future updates in the transition process.
>
> For the Supervisory Board
> Tim Moritz Hector
> Chair
>
> --
> Tim Moritz Hector
> Chair of the Board
> Wikimedia Deutschland
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