February 17, 2009

Who Will Be The Next AIM President?

I don't have the slightest idea who the next president of the Asian Institute of Management will be, but I do have the power to nominate who it could be.

AIM alumni received an email from Greg Atienza, Executive Managing Director of AIM's Alumni Relations Office, calling for nominations for the next AIM president, as Francis Estrada will be stepping down this coming May 2009.

The email goes:

Dear Fellow Alumni,

Attached below is a letter from the Search Committee for the AIM President inviting all in the AIM Community to participate in the important task of recommending to the AIM Board of Trustees the persons who are best qualified to take over from Pres. Francis Estrada when his term ends May 15, 2009.

Also attached are the nomination form and guidelines/procedures as well as the Duties and Responsibilities of the Office of AIM President. We hope that as wide a participation of this search in your respective Alumni chapters, clubs, and associations can be undertaken by you, in the spirit of AIM's Multi-Stakeholder approach.

Thank you very much for your continuing support of the Alma Mater.

God bless!
This nomination reminds me of the increasing "crowdsourcing" that's happening all over. (As Wikipedia puts it, crowdsourcing refers to "the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people or community in the form of an open call").

I think it's good since talented and deserving folks from different sectors have a chance to assume the leadership position. However, the process may introduce "nuisance candidates" into the mix. (Heck, I could probably be nominated for the post!).

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