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. >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimedia-l mailing list -- email@example.com, guidelines >>> at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >>> Public archives at >>> https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/AKSEUYWBQ4H5FAJ7DRBFOH7VVLETIXVA/ >>> To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list -- email@example.com, guidelines >> at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l >> Public archives at >> https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/F52MC2NSNMULJBOK6BHXCD4XOI7K5YDP/ >> To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- email@example.com, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > Public archives at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/OYW4ILVZR42RMVTJOVU5B5HL2YRNRCM4/ > To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org
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