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[rpd] Board Election 2017: Final Candidate Slate

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at
Mon May 22 11:29:57 UTC 2017


So we are all nearly inline.  The wider skill set one achieves in pursuance of a higher level of education enables potential board members to provide the level guidance our AfriNIC needs.  

I think we are also in agreement that the CEO also has selected the best technical people across our continent to run the organization and does not need technical people on the board trying to get involved in day to day running of the organization.

Our board needs to focus on oversight and vision helping our organization prepare and be ready for the next years ahead.  To do that effectively one needs depth a mixture of Intellectual Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ).


On 5/22/17, 2:09 PM, "Chevalier du Borg" <virtual.borg at> wrote:

2017-05-22 14:26 GMT+04:00 Badru Ntege <badru.ntege at>:
The issue under discussion is not about Managers or CEO’s. 

not directly. issue is about their skillset board member need to guide/support CEO. 
 It’s about Board Members. 

Correct, who have to guide/support the CEO, not staff.

And my reference goes back to the make up of the board of the most successful companies or organizations.   They meticulously pick competent, educated, and experienced board members to guide the CEO regardless of his educational level.  

If by 'his' you mean the candiate for board, then we are in agreement. If by 'his' you mean  CEO, then I disagree this is not about CEO, he has already been chose. 

We are about to choose people who guide him, who evaluate him, who counterbalance him to ensure the company remain strong and in health. So if you pick a PhD in Advance BGP with 23.15 year experience in publishing paper on micro-BGP array but have never run manage a budget, have never create or try to put in action a strategy plan, have never build a team,  how helpful is that to board? ceo? copany? community?


A quick look at what other RIR’s expect as an entry to the board shows you that we need to look at this issue either in Nomcom or even at election time.  

Its all about the choices we make.

so let use this as opportunity to have conversation about skill and experience that a board member must have (age don't matter Mr Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Then nomcom must be able to evaluate candiate against that critere and decline. Right now, bar is soooooooooooooo low, anyone can apply and depending on the war going on between different faction, just win and become bord member even if they are total unfit to be.

Borg le Chevalier
"Common sense is what tells us the world is flat" 

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