Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019

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The 2019 affiliate-selected Board seats process reported results on 12 June 2019. Everyone is invited to discuss the election on the talk page. As this is a wiki election, it is transparent. Examine the ballots, reflect on the election debriefing, and again - discuss any election issues on the talk page to understand this election and improve the process for the future.

Infographic about the process, with clickable links.
Infographic about the process, with clickable links. Please help with translations!


The process is governed by the relevant resolutions adopted by the affiliates.

The election facilitators for 2019 are

  1. Ad Huikeshoven, User:Ad Huikeshoven (Wikimedia Foundation board liaison)
  2. Lane Rasberry, User:Bluerasberry
  3. Jeffrey Keefer, User:FULBERT
  4. Abhinav Srivastava, User:Abhinav619 (deputy Wikimedia Foundation board liaison)
  5. Neal McBurnett, User:nealmcb
  6. Alessandro Marchetti, User:Alexmar983

These facilitators have volunteered for these roles. No objections were raised. There is room for volunteers in an advisory role to Election Facilitators. We want to encourage participation in this process that embraces diversity and inclusion. As such, we especially welcome women and non-binary people and representation from the Global South.

Further information:

Key dates:

  • Nominations from 15 April 00:00 UTC to 30 April 23:59 UTC. See the Call for Candidates and Nominations pages. Community members may ask questions of the candidates.
  • Reviewing and screening by the community from 1 to 7 May.
  • Voting for nominees by Affiliates from 8 to 31 May.
  • Results by the end of June.

Current Board of TrusteesEdit

The affiliate selected board members whose terms are expiring are Christophe Henner (user:Schiste) and Nataliia Tymkiv (user:Antanana). These two are eligible to stand for election for an additional term if they submit themselves as candidates when nominations are open.

The two individuals appointed will join these members of the Board of Trustees:

Photo Name Seat Role Term ends Notes
  Tanya Capuano[1] Appointed Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 19 July 2018
  Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community Wikimania 2020 Appointed on August 10, 2017
  Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Wikimania 2020 Appointed on November 18, 2017
  Dr. James Heilman (User:Doc James) Community Wikimania 2020 Appointed on August 10, 2017
  Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder Chair Emeritus[1] December 31, 2021 Reappointed on November 7, 2015
  Lisa Lewin[2] Appointed Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 30 January 2019
  María Sefidari (User:Raystorm) Community Chair Wikimania 2020 Appointed on August 10, 2017
  Raju Narisetti Appointed Wikimania 2020 Appointed on October 5, 2017


The results were posted 12 June 2019 at Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019/Results. On 16 August 2019, the Board of Trustees has announced Shani Evenstein Sigalov as its newest member, and Nataliia Tymkiv appointed for her second term.