Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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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
Jimmy Wales - August 2019.jpg Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder Chair Emeritus[Notes 1], Special Projects Committee chair December 31, 2021 Reappointed on 7 November 2015 English Wikipedia
Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak-2.jpg Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community/Affiliate Governance Committee chair November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Polish Wikipedia
Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight at WikiConference North America 2019.jpg Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (User:Rosiestep) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 English Wikipedia
Mstislavl Wikimedia Video.tiff Victoria Doronina (User:Victoria) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Russian Wikipedia
Lorenzo Losa-2012.JPG Lorenzo Losa (User:Laurentius) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Italian Wikipedia
Nataliia Tymkiv - June 2016 - 2.jpg Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Community/Affiliate Chair September 1, 2022 Reelected in June 2019 Ukrainian Wikipedia
Shani Evenstein Sigalov.jpg Shani Evenstein Sigalov (User:Shani (WMF)) Community/Affiliate Vice Chair;
Community Affairs Committee chair
September 1, 2022 Elected in June 2019 Hebrew Wikipedia
Esra'a Al Shafei avatar.png Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Vice Chair;
Product and Technology Committee chair
October 1, 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
Raju Narisetti - International Journalism Festival 2015.JPG Raju Narisetti Appointed CEO Transition Committee chair, HR Committee chair October 1, 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
TanyaCapuanoWikimedia Summit2019.jpg Tanya Capuano Appointed Audit Committee chair September 1, 2024 Reappointed on 26 August 2021
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:LaurentiusUser:VictoriaUser:RosiestepUser:PunditUser:RaystormUser:Doc JamesUser:PunditUser: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