Hello Selena,

Congratulations and welcome on board!

Regards,
Samuel

On Tue, 14 Jun 2022, 7:33 pm Festus Yemi, <yemifestus...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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