I want to personally thank all Foundation members who voted in the 2023 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation board of directors.
Each year Corporate members of the Foundation elect a member to represent them on the board with all Corporate members in good standing eligible to nominate and vote for candidates. Thank you to Ashish Jain, Chief Product Officer at Arkose Labs, and Dima Postnikov, Head of Identity Strategy and Architecture at ConnectID, for nominating themselves for this important board position that requires a substantial investment of time and energy.
I am very pleased to welcome Dima to the board of directors as the 2023 Corporate Representative. Dima’s ongoing support and contributions to the Foundation including being an active participant in FAPI WG working on supporting Open Banking initiatives worldwide and as co-chair of GAIN PoC working group delivering global interoperability for consumer identity are most appreciated. I look forward to his continued leadership in these regards as well as on the board of directors in 2023.
I want to kindly thank Ashish who served as Corporate Representative in 2021 and 2022 and has been a member of the task force defining the Foundation’s strategy and budget. I welcome Ashish’s continued involvement and contribution to the Foundation as his guidance and technical expertise has been of great value.
Per the Foundation’s bylaws, three individual board members represent the membership and the community at large. George Fletcher has one year remaining on his two-year term and I look forward George’s ongoing leadership in 2023 as he continues to contribute significantly as a member of the task force, executive committee and board of directors.
Nat Sakimura and John Bradley were re-elected to two-year terms as Community member representatives. I want to thank Nat and John for their continued leadership of the Foundation in their positions as officers and members of the board of directors. I look forward to continuing to work with both closely as we execute the 2023 Foundation strategy and grow the Foundation.
Please join me in thanking Nat, John and Dima, as well as all of the board of directors, for their service to the Foundation and the community at large. And thank you to all members for your continued investment of time and membership that drives and supports the Foundation’s strategic initiatives.