Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the foundation and its work, as its ultimate corporate authority.

Structure

The Board was formed in 2003 with three Trustees, and since 2008 consists of up to ten Trustees. It appoints four officers: a Chair and Vice Chair (who have to be Trustees), and a Treasurer and Secretary (who do not). The work of the board partly involves resolutions and votes. Other work is delegated to a number of committees covering matters such as Board Governance, Audit, and Human Resources.

The Board is composed of the following seats:

Contacting the Board

There is a Board noticeboard for sharing requests and recommendations. The Board can be contacted directly by posting to the noticeboard. The Foundation itself can be contacted in a number of ways as outlined on their contact page.

Current members

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees questions and answers session at Wikimania 2015
Photo Name Seat Role Term ends Notes Home wiki
Wikimedia Summit 2019 - 26 (cropped version with Tanya Capuano only).jpg Tanya Capuano Appointed Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 19 July 2018
Shani Evenstein Sigalov.jpg Shani Evenstein Sigalov (User:Esh77) Affiliates Wikimania 2022 Appointed on 15 August 2019 Hebrew Wikipedia
Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak-2.jpg Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community Wikimania 2020 Appointed on 10 August 2017 Polish Wikipedia
Esra'a Al Shafei avatar.png Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Wikimania 2020 Appointed on 18 November 2017
Dr. James Heilman - August 2019.jpg Dr. James Heilman (User:Doc James) Community Wikimania 2020 Appointed on 10 August 2017 English Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales - August 2019.jpg Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder Chair Emeritus[Notes 1] December 31, 2021 Reappointed on 7 November 2015 English Wikipedia
Lisa Lewin.jpg Lisa Lewin Appointed Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 30 January 2019
María Sefidari - June 2016.jpg María Sefidari (User:Raystorm) Community Chair Wikimania 2020 Appointed on 10 August 2017 Spanish Wikipedia
Nataliia Tymkiv - June 2016 - 2.jpg Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Affiliates Vice Chair Wikimania 2019 Appointed on 23 June 2016 Ukrainian Wikipedia
Raju Narisetti - International Journalism Festival 2015.JPG Raju Narisetti Appointed Wikimania 2020 Appointed on 5 October 2017
Notes:

Former members

From the Board Chart template:
User:RaystormUser:PhoebeUser:LyzzyUser:Patricio.lorenteuser:BishdattaUser:PhoebeUser:SjUser:AklUser:MhalprinUser:SjUser:MidomUser:WingUser:Michael SnowUser:MidomUser:FriedaUser:Stuuser:anthereUser:MindspillageUser:OscarUser:MindspillageUser:EloquenceUser:Jan-BartUser:AngelaUser:AnthereUser:MdavisUser:TimShellUser:Jimbo WalesSpecial:MyLanguage/Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
w:en:Esra'a Al Shafeiw:en:Raju NarisettiUser:NTymkiv (WMF)User:SchisteUser:RaystormUser:Doc JamesArnnon GeshuriKelly BattlesUser:Doc JamesUser:DennyUser:PunditUser:Guy KawasakiUser:FriedaUser:LyzzyUser:BishdattaUser:LyzzyUser:Patricio.lorenteUser:RaystormUser:PhoebeUser:SjUser:StuUser:Jan-BartUser:Jimbo WalesSpecial:MyLanguage/Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

Committees

Further reading