The merger between Rezopole and France-IX was approved on December 15th at the respective General Meetings of the two entities.
A second General Meeting will be held, again by videoconference, on Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 2:00 pm. This extraordinary session will be dedicated to the election of two positions on the France-IX Board of Directors.
This election will be held in two stages in order to guarantee greater equity for Rezopole members, now integrated as France-IX members, who will be able to make their voices heard on this date. Their representation on the new Board is therefore encouraged by allowing Rezopole members to support and vote for candidates from their community. Voting will take place by electronic ballot from January 12th to 29th, 2021.
Nominations for these two seats will open on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 and close on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Full information on how to apply is provided 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 08 January 2021.
If you wish, you can also send a short video (3 minutes maximum) to promote your application and explaining 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.
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 more than 500 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 here.
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.