Katherine Maher, the previous CEO of Wikimedia, is taking on at Net Summit following the resignation of Paddy Cosgrave.
Cosgrave resigned after controversial statements he made concerning the Hamas assaults towards Israel. The backlash was swift and extreme, with a lot of high-profile individuals backing out of Net Summit.
In a video on YouTube, Maher introduced her new place:
“Good day everybody. My title is Katherine Maher, and I’m the brand new CEO of Net Summit,” she begins. “I’m coming to you from Lisbon the place I actually hope to see you quickly in November. We’ll be bringing collectively startups, buyers, leaders, and all of those that form the world of tomorrow.”
“I labored with one of many largest and most various know-how communities on the earth as CEO of Wikimedia, and now I’m extremely excited to work alongside the Net Summit crew in your international group,” Maher continues. “Net Summit gathers and connects hundreds of innovators from each nook of the world and, as with yearly, brings essential voices and conversations to the stage. Via this connection and dialog we allow the dialogue on how know-how shapes our lives and the world round us. I stay up for seeing you quickly in Lisbon.