[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC Interim CEO

Sander Steffann sander at steffann.nl
Mon Jun 17 14:05:15 UTC 2019


Ok, now I am getting conflicting input.

> Hello all,
>> Op 16 jun. 2019, om 21:37 heeft Sander Steffann <sander at steffann.nl> het volgende geschreven:
>>> As Community are aware, Mr Alan Peter Barrett, the Chief Executive Officer of AFRINIC, submitted his resignation on 27 April 2019 with effect from 26 July  2019.
>>> At its meeting of 14 June 2019, the Board appointed Mr Patrisse Deesse, the Finance Director, as Interim Chief Executive Officer with effect from 27 July 2019 until a new Chief Executive Officer assumes AFRINIC duties. Mr Deesse and Mr Barret will work together between 1 July 2019 and 26 July 2019 and finalise the handing over process.
>> Out of curiosity, who will take over the CFO role from Mr Deesse?
> Replying to myself to make sure that all relevant information is shared fairly within this community: one of the board members has informed me off-list that nobody will take over the CFO role, and there will therefore not be a CFO while Mr Deesse takes the role of interim CEO.

The board member who informed me of this was Seun. He wrote to me:

> AFRINIC does not have a CFO at the moment, besides the Board appointed an interim CEO not an actual CEO; there is a whole difference in that in terms of their powers.


>> The bylaws are very clear that one person cannot have both roles.
> Sander did you read me? We don't have a CFO so no Bylaw is violated.

But after my message to the list he replies:

> Any Board member that told you that is absolutely wrong!
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos

How can the same board member that told me that there is no CFO now say that the information is wrong?
Seun: please inform me and the community where I have misrepresented your information? I am confused…

I was about to let this topic rest, but Seun's last message requires some clarification. I want to step back at this point and let board members and community figure this out between them. There seems to be more going on than my simple question of who will be the new CFO, which is all I wanted to know…


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