[Owasp-board] Position of Executive Director

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Fri Dec 2 08:26:32 UTC 2016

I must say that I do not quite agree neither with this description

Some of the things described do not fit in mi opinion with the tasks of a ED

What do you expect now to happen after you have made this remarks?



On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org>

> Dear Board of directors, board-list followers,
> Via an Facebook post by Tom Brennan, one of the current board members, I
> came to attention of the OWASP job posting: https://owasp.recruiterbox.
> com/jobs/fk062sn/
> The description of the position is quite unusual for European standards,
> and as I understood for US standards too. Also, the position is quite
> extended compared to the position previously fulfilled by Paul Ritchie.
> Last not least, there is not deadline mentioned for applying to this
> position.
> In my understanding, as the position was previously, the major role of the
> ED was as follow:
>  *[Quoted from Wikipedia:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_director
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_director>]*
> The role of the executive director is to design, develop and implement
> strategic plans for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient
> manner. The executive director is also responsible for the day-to-day
> operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and staff
> as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the board.
> The executive director is accountable to the chairman of the board of
> directors and reports to the board on a regular basis – quarterly,
> semiannually, or annually. The board may offer suggestions and ideas about
> how to improve the organization, but the executive director decides whether
> or not, and how, to implement these ideas.
> Whereby the roles as described of the OWASP job posting is extending this
> with more leadership and overall strategic responsibilities.
> Can you elaborate on how and why the responsibilities of the ED have been
> extended in this manor?
> Also, there is no comment if the future ED may be an OWASP leader or if
> this would be seen as conflict of interest.
> With kind regards,
> -martin
> ________________________________
> Martin Knobloch
> OWASP Netherland Chapter Leader
> Email: martin.knobloch at owasp.org
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Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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