[AfrICANN-discuss] Tr : Any update on this? (Was Re Fwd: [members-discuss] AFRINIC Board of Directors Announces Departure of AFRINIC CEO Adiel A. Akplogan)

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 19:22:48 UTC 2014

sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 16 Nov 2014 20:03, "Badru Ntege" <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com> wrote:
> Hi Seun
> The board appreciates your concern.    The board also appreciates the
criticality of doing this task right especially with the wider
With due respect Badru, I beg to disagree that board is attending to this
as it should, especially as there is NOTING to proof they are working on
this. It's over 6 weeks that you sent out the announcement!

> I would like to refer you again to my last email which stated that an
update would be presented at the next meeting in Mauritius.
Negative! I have acknowledged your mail indicating that an update will be
provided at the face 2 face. However, in that mail you referred to a
process which you say is in place and I am simply asking to know what that
process is...unless the process you earlier referred to does not exist?

> Please allow the board to come back to the community as earlier
> If we have updates before that I will share it before the meeting.
This is not acceptable Mr chair, I have earlier received a response from
the vice chair which I thought was fair enough. However this response of
yours (which I presume now supersedes that of the vice-chair) is not
acceptable. As a member of this community, I have all the right to ask for
this information. If there is indeed no process in action please let us


> Regards
> On 11/16/14, 9:25 PM, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Badru, Board Members
>> It's 2 days now and I am yet to read from you neither did I receive an
acknowledgment. I think it will be in order to know the process that is
being adopted, unless the silence is an indication that there is no process
at the moment and that process is what the board hopes to present to us at
the face2face?
>> Again I am writing here as a member who has not seen any evidence of
action towards recruiting/replacing the CEO of AfriNIC, member of the ICG,
current chair of the NRO etc.
>> That was to emphasis how critical this is, as the position is not just
for the sake of AfriNIC community alone but it's more in the interest of
the global internet community. There are lots of things happening at the
moment and one cannot, I mean cannot afford to loose representation/focus
on them!
>> I trust a publicly noticeable action will happen soon and kindly note
that it will not be good enough to get to MU just to hear process and not
outcome of actions!
>> Thanks.
>> Regards
>> sent from Google nexus 4
>> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
>> On 14 Nov 2014 09:05, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thank you Badru, I also guessed as much. Looking forward to the
official response from the board.
>>> Thanks
>>> Regards
>>> sent from Google nexus 4
>>> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
>>> On 14 Nov 2014 08:31, "Badru Ntege" <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com> wrote:
>>>> No this is not from board.
>>>> On 11/14/14, 10:25 AM, "Nii Narku Quaynor" <quaynor at ghana.com> wrote:
>>>>> Please...is this from the board and what is the speculation of fire
in the house all about?
>>>>> On Nov 13, 2014, at 21:08, "jnoulaye at yahoo.fr" <jnoulaye at yahoo.fr>
>>>>>> Hi Seun,
>>>>>> I'm always happy to hear you.
>>>>>> There is no fire in the house.
>>>>>> Surely the board will communicate further details on the matter at
the suitable time.
>>>>>> Be sure that there will be no fault into the process.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Janvier Ngnoulaye.
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> De: "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
>>>>>> À: "Badru Ntege" <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com>
>>>>>> Cc: "Sunday Folayan" <sfolayan at gmail.com>, "AfriNIC Discuss" <
members-discuss at afrinic.net>
>>>>>> Envoyé: Jeudi 13 Novembre 2014 12:42:04
>>>>>> Objet: Re: Any update on this? (Was Re Fwd: [members-discuss]
AFRINIC Board        of Directors Announces Departure of AFRINIC CEO Adiel
A. Akplogan)
>>>>>> Hello Badru,
>>>>>> Thanks for your response. From your message it seem something is
already on-going. However, while we look forward to the full update in
Mauritius, may i ask that you briefly tell us about the process you refer?
at least this will help understand efforts that is already being made.
>>>>>> Kindly note that I am speaking here as a member who has not seen any
evidence of action.
>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>> On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Badru Ntege <
badru.ntege at nftconsult.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Seun
>>>>>>> Thank you for your concern and allow me to apologize for net
getting a response back to you in time.  A process is going on and i will
admit it has had a number of challenges.
>>>>>>> The board will have a full update on the matter in the next meeting
which will be held in Mauritius.
>>>>>>> I hope this helps.
>>>>>>> regards
>>>>>>> Badru Ntege
>>>>>>> Group CEO
>>>>>>> NFT Consult Ltd
>>>>>>> badru.ntege at nftconsult.com
>>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 4:07 PM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> Dear Board Members,
>>>>>>>> Its 2 days now that i sent a mail about this subject matter and i
have not heard any response either in acknowledgement or otherwise. This
silence from members of the board brings me to be concerned, as it seem
there is no update on this subject matter and i am just hoping that i am
wrong about this.
>>>>>>>> Maybe its worth noting that the current CEO leaves by
Jan(according to the mail sent by chairman of the board) and this month is
already exhausted which leaves us with just ONEmonth left (considering that
the month of Jan usually will be a transitioning period between the
outgoing and incoming CEO). Again unless i have missed something, i expect
that necessary publications towards recruiting the new CEO should have been
on the website by now.
>>>>>>>> It is inview of this and as a member of this community, that i am
asking that the members of the board kindly provide update on the status of
getting a replacement for the outgoing CEO. It is my hope that all members
of the board are on this list and just to make sure, i have directly
addressed this to the chairman and vice chairman of the board with the CEO
in copy (incase the CEO could forward this request through the appropriate
>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>>> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Seun Ojedeji <
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>>>>>> I may have missed something (kindly pardon and tell me what I
have missed). Considering that there is not going to be an AGM before the
departure of the outgoing CEO and considering that the board chair in
person of Mr Badru indicated in mid-September that a process to recruit a
new CEO will commence and since I have not seen any public information
regarding this I thought I should ask for update.
>>>>>>>>> It will be good to know what the state of things are in the
process since there will be no opportunity to formerly update the community
members. Again I apologize if a publicly know action is already in effect
and I will appreciate if I can be pointed to it.
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>>>> sent from Google nexus 4
>>>>>>>>> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
>>>>>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>>>>>> From: "AFRINIC Communication" <comm-announce at afrinic.net>
>>>>>>>>> Date: 17 Sep 2014 15:29
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [members-discuss] AFRINIC Board of Directors Announces
Departure of AFRINIC CEO Adiel A. Akplogan
>>>>>>>>> To: <announce at afrinic.net>
>>>>>>>>> Cc:
>>>>>>>>>> Port Louis, Mauritius, 17 September 2014. Badru Ntege, the
Chairman of AFRINIC's Board, announces today that AFRINIC’s founding CEO,
Mr. Adiel A. Akplogan, will be leaving his position on 31st January 2015.
>>>>>>>>>> "It is with great humility and a bright vision for AFRINIC's
future that I'm leaving my position as CEO of AFRINIC,” said Mr. Akplogan.
“It was not an easy decision for me to take, but after 10 years of
engagement with and for the community, the time has come for me to move on
and spare time to catch up with my family.It has been an honor to serve the
AFRINIC community, and watch it grow into the incredibly dynamic and
engaging body it has now become.”
>>>>>>>>>> After leading AFRINIC’s accreditation process to become the
world’s fifth Regional Internet Registry (RIR), Mr. Akplogan was appointed
by the Board and became AFRINIC’s first CEO in June 2004. Under his
leadership, AFRINIC has made significant progress and has grown into a
respected regional organisation, positioning Africa as a key player in the
regional and global Internet technical community. Over these years, AFRINIC
has also acquired a solid reputation amongst its peers, its members, other
stakeholders as well as the global Internet industry.
>>>>>>>>>> "Mr Akplogan has been exemplary in nurturing AFRINIC from
inception, providing outstanding leadership over his ten years as CEO. He
built a workforce at the Secretariat with the potential and capability to
continue the great work started.  It has been an honor and a privilege for
me to work with a CEO like Mr. Akplogan,” said Badru Ntege, Chairman of the
AFRINIC Board of Directors. "AFRINIC's success today is unequivocally a
testament to his tireless efforts in building a sound organization centered
on collaboration, consensus building, Internet centered value. We hope
that, as a community, we will continue to benefit from his experience and
passion. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Akplogan for his
engagement with the community and his service over the past 10 years at
AFRINIC, and wish him all the best for his future endeavours."
>>>>>>>>>> Passionate about the Internet and its values, Mr. Akplogan has
always campaigned for an Internet in Africa that is open and affordable to
effectively support permission-less innovation as driver for sustainable
socio-economical development in the region.
>>>>>>>>>> “Our region is so full of potentials, especially when it comes
to the digital economy, and AFRINIC must continue to position itself to
ensure it plays a critical role in supporting the upcoming changes,”
concluded Mr. Akplogan. “At this junction, I would like to extend my
deepest gratitude to all those who have contributed to the success of
AFRINIC and to the great team that we have built up over the years that has
supported the growth of the organisation and the community. Together we
have achieved great things for both Africa and AFRINIC and without your
dedication and the support of the various Boards over the years, none of
this would have been possible. I have the utmost confidence that AFRINIC
will continue to grow stronger and stronger in the coming years."
>>>>>>>>>> A farewell event will be organised for the outgoing CEO during
AFRINIC-21 meeting being held in Mauritius from 22-28 November. We would
like to invite the community to join us for this special event.
>>>>>>>>>> Appointment of a New CEO
>>>>>>>>>> AFRINIC Board of Directors will immediately launch a CEO search
process that will culminate in the appointment of a new CEO as soon as
possible. In the mean time all measure will be taken to ensure a smooth
transition including business continuity.
>>>>>>>>>> [Apologies for cross-posting]
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>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> Seun Ojedeji,
>>>>>>>>> Federal University Oye-Ekiti
>>>>>>>>> web:      http://www.fuoye.edu.ng
>>>>>>>>> Mobile: +2348035233535
>>>>>>>>> alt email: seun.ojedeji at fuoye.edu.ng
>>>>>>>>>> The key to understanding is humility - my view !
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Seun Ojedeji,
>>>>>>> Federal University Oye-Ekiti
>>>>>>> web:      http://www.fuoye.edu.ng
>>>>>>> Mobile: +2348035233535
>>>>>>> alt email:seun.ojedeji at fuoye.edu.ng
>>>>>>>> The key to understanding is humility - my view !
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