[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC Interim CEO

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 18:14:16 UTC 2019

Sent from my mobile
Kindly excuse brevity and typos

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 18:38 Sander Steffann, <sander at steffann.nl> wrote:

> Hi Seun,
> I wrote you offlist just to humbly educate you and I think you could have
> requested clarification since you seem to be confused with my response.
> Again I maintain what I had earlier written to you privately:
> 1. AFRINIC does not have a CFO at the moment
> So you're saying Patrisse is "finance and accounts director", which is
> different from being CFO? Please explain this because I think this is where
> the confusion happens.

SO: Exactly; there is no personnel with a CFO title in AFRINIC at the
moment. I hope that removes the confusion addresses your other comments


> 2. The role of interim CEO and CEO is not exactly the same.
> That depends on what the board tells the interim CEO to do, but he's still
> holding the office of CEO.
> 3. I quote the following from your mail "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."
> Those words were yours as I never told you that in my offlist mail which
> you've decided to share publicly. I therefore maintain that any Board
> member that tell you that is incorrect based on my point 1&2 above.
> So I misunderstood you in that you didn't mean that there's is no CFO
> while Patrisse is CEO, but you mean to say that there isn't a CFO at all?
> Is Afrinic seeking a CFO, or is the finance and accounts director talking
> care of the duties that usually belong with a CFO?
> Thank you for the clarification
> Cheers,
> Sander
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