Two new seats to be filled at France-IX’s board

Two new seats to be filled at France-IX’s board

Two seats were renewed at our last General Meeting, held remotely on 15 December 2020. Congratulations to Sarah Nataf who joined France-IX’s board and Christian Kaufmann, who was re-elected.

However, no less than fours seats were made available as Clément Cavadore, Greg Villain and Jérôme Fleury saw their mandate expire on this date. We are thus organising a second General Meeting, this time without the presence of members. This Extraordinary session will be dedicated to the election of the 2 remaining seats within France-IX’s board. As a matter of fact we decided to split the Board elections in two in order to ensure equity with the Rezopole members, who are today integrated as France-IX members and thus will be able to cast their vote. We thus want to encourage as much as possible the Rezopole representation into the new board by allowing Rezopole’s members to support and vote for the candidates from their community.

The applications to fill these 2 vacancies are now open until Friday 8 January 2021. All the information on how to apply is available below: 

Who should apply?

If you have a professional experience in telecoms/Internet/network interconnection, if you want to be part of France-IX community and if you have time to do so, a great opportunity opens up for you.

You can apply, whether your company is a member or not of France-IX, except if you are already a board member of another Internet Exchange Point, or if you already work for another Internet Exchange Point.

For these seats, more than technical skills, it is expected to benefit from your knowledge from the market, your capacity to identify and collect needs and to express a vision and contribute to the development of France-IX.

The duration of the mandate for a board member is 3 years.

The main missions of the board members are:

  • Participate to monthly conference calls (1 hour);
  • Participate to face to face meetings (twice a year, full day);
  • Represent the association France-IX, and be a spokesman;
  • Make the link with the France-IX’s community, especially to collect needs and expectations;
  • Contribute to the strategy of France-IX, help to define new services and bring high-level advice to the CEO.

All board members must sign a Code of Conduct, in relation with the confidential nature of the information they will have access to, and to guarantee neutrality in decision-making processes, and avoid any potential conflict of interest.

 

How and when should I apply?

Your resume along with max 300 word statements in English should be submitted to board-candidates_at_franceix.net prior to Friday 8 January 2021.

We highly recommend that you send also a short video (3 minutes maximum) to promote your application and explain who you are, why you want to contribute and how you think you can help. This will be made available on our website for the France-IX electors and accessible via the voting platform.

Please note that your application is subject to review by France-IX current Board before being validated and shared with the voters.

The vote is electronic and stays open until the defined hour on the General meeting day. Candidates who received the greatest number of votes are elected and announced at the end of the GM day on France-IX’s website.

What should I expect?

France-IX Board Members do not get any kind of salary, bonus or discounts on peering services. Only expenses during the face-to-face meetings may be reimbursed.

France-IX Board Members get fulfilled by their involvement in a professional eco-system of over 420 members and their contribution to help France-IX to grow year after year. Actually, technical matters are rarely discussed during Board Meetings but instead Board Members contribute to bring innovation, ideas with member satisfaction, and more generally, ideas to keep improving France-IX performance and services, and finally they are the guardians of France-IX sustainability in the long term.

See the list of the current Board Members

Question, comment, concern?

If you have any question and would like more information, please contact the President of France IX Services: direction_at_franceix.net.

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