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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 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
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Former members[edit]

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[edit]

Further reading[edit]