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[rpd] Appointment of an Interim CEO for AFRINIC

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Wed Dec 31 05:14:55 UTC 2014

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Dear Members and Friends,

As part of the ongoing process to find a successor to our founding
CEO, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Patrisse Deesse at
the Interim Chief Executive Officer of AFRINIC.

Patrisse joined AFRINIC in September 2007 as Finance and
Administration Manager. He has been involved in all aspects of the
organisation including Finance, Human Resources and Administration. He
worked on and implemented several projects relating to Billing and set
up of the financial processes and procedures.

Prior to working at AFRINIC, his previous work experience extends over
30 years at a large international conglomerate in Malawi (one of the
largest private Companies in the country) in accounting, occupying
several senior managerial positions, including Head Office Accountant
and Treasury Manager. He is Exposed to international management
practices and standards in a multicultural environment. He is a Fellow
member of an International Accounting body.

Until his appointment, Patrisse was the Finance and Accounts Director
of AFRINIC. In his new role, He will lead the AFRINIC team, pending
the appointment and resumption of the substantive Chief Executive.

The process of the recruiting the Chief Executive Officer Board has
entered the candidates evaluation phase. The Board is pleased with the
progress made so far.

Congratulations Patrisse.

Best Regards ...

Sunday Folayan
Chair, AFRINIC Board
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