Talk:Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Officer

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Question added belatedly, moved here because not directly about the Executive Director appointment:

Does Jimmy Wales still retain "final say" in Wikimedia projects?

Jimbo and the Board of Trustees are in charge of the Wikimedia Foundation, its goals and direction. In that sense, yes, but they generally do not interfere in content questions as a final authority to settle disputes, only when the goals of the organization are implicated. --Michael Snow 05:14, 16 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry if it was a bit misplaced, but thank you for answering. Is it fair to say that Jimmy is president of the Foundation? Or is president synonymous with executive director? Thanks, GChriss 19:49, 20 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't believe the two are considered synonymous. Jimmy has previously been given the title of President, so I assume he continues to have that position. --Michael Snow 04:39, 3 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • For the historical record; the above was true in 2006, but not today; there have been several chairs of the Board of Trustees since Jimmy. See Board of Trustees for details. -- phoebe | talk 04:35, 2 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, Jimbo is currently granted the "Founder's seat" on the Board and he holds multiple special user rights: wmf:Bylaws#Section 3. Selection.#(F), Founder, en:Wikipedia:User access levels#Founder, Special:ListUsers/founder, Special:GlobalGroupPermissions/founder, en:Jimmy Wales#Role. The Board of Trustees is the ultimate corporate authority of the WMF and appoints the Executive Director. --.js[democracy needed] 17:26, 25 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]