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

Structure

The Board was formed in 2003 with three Trustees, and since 2020 consists of up to 16 Trustees. It appoints officers from the Trustees: a Chair, up to two Vice Chairs, and committee chairs. The Board appoints non-Trustee officers: a Chief Executive Officer, a Treasurer, and Secretary. 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, Human Resources, the Product Committee and the Community Affairs Committee.

The final composition of the Board is:

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 Wikimedia 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
TanyaCapuanoWikimedia Summit2019.jpg Tanya Capuano Appointed Audit Committee chair Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 19 July 2018
Shani Evenstein Sigalov.jpg Shani Evenstein Sigalov (User:Shani (WMF)) Affiliates Acting Vice Chair;
Community Affairs Committee chair
Wikimania 2022 Elected in June 2019 Hebrew Wikipedia
Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak-2.jpg Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community HR Committee chair Appointed on 10 August 2017, term extended 20 April 2020 Polish Wikipedia
Esra'a Al Shafei avatar.png Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Acting Vice Chair;
Product Committee chair
Wikimania 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
Dr. James Heilman - August 2019.jpg Dr. James Heilman (User:Doc James) Community Special projects committee chair Appointed on 10 August 2017, term extended 20 April 2020 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 Board Governance Committee chair Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 30 January 2019
Nataliia Tymkiv - June 2016 - 2.jpg Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Affiliates Acting Chair Wikimania 2022 Reelected in June 2019 Ukrainian Wikipedia
Raju Narisetti - International Journalism Festival 2015.JPG Raju Narisetti Appointed CEO Transition Committee chair Wikimania 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
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
User:Esh77w: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