2021 OpenID Foundation Board Update

Published February 9, 2021

Thank you to all who voted in the 2021 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors.

As per our bylaws, three individual board members represent the membership and the community at large. As George Fletcher has one year remaining on his 2-year term, I want to thank George for his continued leadership and service to the OpenID Foundation and the community at large.

Nat Sakimura and John Bradley were re-elected to new two-year terms as community member representatives. Nat and John’s well-known technical expertise and global thought leadership ensures continuity across working groups and as the Foundation transitions to new leadership in 2021.

Each year, Corporate members of the OpenID Foundation elect a member to represent them on the board. All Corporate members were eligible to nominate and vote for candidates. I am very pleased to welcome Ashish Jain, Head of Identity at eBay, to the Board as Corporate Member Representative. Ashish served on the board in the past. He’s been an expert technical contributor over the years and brings a fresh perspective to the Board.

I would like to thank Dale Olds of VMware, who has served as the Corporate board representative for the last few years. Like so many in our community, I’ve benefited from Dale’s support and appreciate his contributions to the Foundation.

Board participation is a substantial investment of time and energy and requires diligent consensus building. Please join me in thanking Nat, John, and Ashish, as well as the other directors, for their service to the Foundation and the community at large. And thanks to all for continuing your investment of time and membership that drives the Foundation’s contributions to the evolving Internet identity layer.


Don Thibeau
Executive Director
OpenID Foundation