Greate news.
Congratulations Selena and welcome.
 Regards

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 2:37 PM Shaba 50 <aliyuy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations Selena and welcome
>
> Best Regards,
> Aliyu shaba
>
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2022, 6:10 PM Maryana Iskander <miskan...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> When I started in January, I  shared with you that one of my top
>> priorities
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Chief_Executive_Officer/Maryana%E2%80%99s_Listening_Tour/My_Incoming_Priorities>
>> coming to the Wikimedia Foundation was to actively step in and support the
>> Foundation’s product and technology teams while we recruited executive
>> leadership of these mission critical functions with a new Chief Product and
>> Technology Officer.
>>
>> I am delighted to introduce you to Selena Deckelmann, who will be joining
>> the Wikimedia Foundation on August 1. She is based in Portland, Oregon in
>> the United States.
>>
>> Selena is currently the Senior Vice President at Mozilla, where she has
>> been for the last nine years. She leads the Firefox organization of more
>> than 400 people responsible for all Firefox product and technology
>> functions including desktop, mobile, web platform, and browser services.
>>
>> I have gotten to know Selena over several months and also learned from
>> people who have worked with her over many years. She is known for
>> successfully driving change by getting stakeholders aligned around what’s
>> needed, and being seen as a trusted partner. Selena has built strong
>> credibility over many years with colleagues and also with a broader
>> developer community. She is described as a leader who can make the tough
>> decisions, develop skills, grow diverse contributors, and inspire teams.
>> She also has a great laugh and looks for joy in her work!
>>
>> As context for the recruitment process: given the critical need to get
>> this right, we used two firms with global search expertise who
>> specialized in product/technology executive leadership roles. This meant
>> double the work, but allowed us to more quickly build a large, globally
>> diverse pool of over 500 candidates. Once we identified a smaller number of
>> finalists, they participated in real-life case studies of some of our
>> current challenges and met with Wikimedia stakeholders over the course of
>> many months.
>>
>> As you all know, we have a highly unique and sometimes difficult
>> environment with a multifaceted mission, complex structure, and often
>> competing stakeholders. This is going to be a challenge for anyone,
>> especially given the steep learning curve at Wikimedia (which I can confirm
>> from my own experience!). I hope you will sign up to help me successfully
>> onboard Selena as she gets started!
>>
>> Selena will share her own message with you shortly, and she can be
>> reached directly at sdeckelm...@wikimedia.org.
>>
>> Maryana
>>
>> Maryana Iskander
>>
>> Wikimedia Foundation CEO
>>
>> ***
>>
>> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2022/06/13/wikimedia-foundation-welcomes-selena-deckelmann/
>>
>>
>> Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Selena Deckelmann as Chief Product and
>> Technology Officer
>>
>> 13 June 2022, San Francisco  — The Wikimedia Foundation today announced
>> the appointment of Selena Deckelmann as Chief Product and Technology
>> Officer. Selena is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Mozilla,
>> where she was responsible for Firefox. She will officially join on August
>> 1, 2022.
>>
>> Selena will lead the product and technology teams at the Wikimedia
>> Foundation. These teams support the technology infrastructure and
>> innovation that powers Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, one of the
>> most visited websites in the world with more than 16 billion pageviews per
>> month. They also enable more than 300,000 global volunteers to edit
>> Wikimedia projects each month.
>>
>> “Selena has a proven track record of delivering results by enabling
>> individuals and teams to tackle unique and often complex challenges,” said
>> Maryana Iskander, CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation. “She has dedicated her
>> career to open source technologies for empowerment and inclusion.”
>>
>> At Mozilla, where she has been for nearly a decade, Selena currently
>> leads the Firefox organization of more than 400 people responsible for all
>> Firefox product and technology functions including desktop, mobile, web
>> platform, and browser services. She oversaw some of the company’s most
>> significant achievements including performance projects like Quantum Flow,
>> architectural changes like Project Fission, key features like Enhanced
>> Tracking Protection and Total Cookie Protection, and services such as
>> Firefox Monitor. In her nine years at Mozilla, Selena held various other
>> roles including Vice President for Firefox Desktop, Senior Director for Web
>> Platform Engineering and Gecko Runtime, and Senior Manager for Gecko
>> Security Engineering.
>>
>> Selena also brings experience from her previous roles as co-founder of
>> Prime Radiant, a software as a service business that explored how to
>> improve business processes at scale with checklist automation software, and
>> as Consulting Director of Development for The Ada Initiative, an
>> organization that was dedicated to increasing the participation of women in
>> open source and technology communities. She was a major contributor to
>> PostgreSQL, one of the largest free and open source databases in the world.
>>
>> “Open collaboration produces better solutions for the world, and
>> technology is a critical enabler of making this true,” said Selena. “I look
>> forward to contributing to Wikimedia’s inspiring free knowledge mission.”
>>
>> As Chief Product and Technology Officer, Selena will work with Wikimedia
>> Foundation staff, technical contributors, volunteer developers,
>> researchers, and communities to support Wikimedia’s 2030 Movement
>> Strategy
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction>
>> to advance free and open access to knowledge. The majority of the
>> Foundation is focused on product and technology development in service of
>> our mission.
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