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The Affiliates Committee comprises volunteers selected for their enthusiasm and their skills in community organising, cross-cultural communication, reviewing bylaws, and providing governance advice for emerging organisations. There are currently 11 (eleven) voting members with terms of three years each.

Voting members of the Committee are helped by non-voting advisors. Advisors provide the Committee with on-the-ground experience, language skills, and governance advice, and are able to take part in discussions at subcommittee meetings.

Certain Wikimedia Foundation staff members support the Committee in its operations and help the Committee to function effectively. They are actively present on the Affiliations Committee's non-public mailing list and internal wiki, and may provide advice to the Committee based on their knowledge and expertise. They are not voting Committee members.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appoint liaisons to the Committee to facilitate communication and coordination between the Committee and the Board. The liaisons shall be the Committee's primary point of contact with the Board, and shall serve to update the Board on the Committee's activities and update the Committee on relevant Board activities. They may request information related to the Committee's operations as necessary to carry out their role. They are not voting Committee members.

If you'd like to be a voting member of the Committee, please leave a note on the talk page, and you'll be notified when seats become available. The last elections took place at the end of 2023, with new members joining the Committee in January 2024. The next selection is scheduled for the end of 2024, with new members joining the Committee in January 2025.

Photo Name Languages Location (time zone) Term ends Role
1 Jeffrey Keefer en-N, fr-2 United States, North America (UTC-4/UTC-5) 28 otsaila 2027 Chair
2 Mehman Ibragimov ka-N, ru-N, tr-N, az-N, en-3 Georgia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) 28 otsaila 2027 Secretary; Vice-Chair
3 Suyash Dwivedi hi-N, en-3, sa-2 India, South Asia (UTC+05:30) 28 otsaila 2027 Treasurer; Vice-Chair
4 Maor Malul es, en-5, lad-4, pt-4, de-3, he-3, ca-3, af-2, guc-2, tr-2 Israel, Western Asia (UTC+2) 31 abendua 2024
5 Aleksey Chalabyan hy-N, ru-N, en-3 Armenia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) 31 abendua 2024
6 Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz pl-N, en-4, de-2 Poland/Belgium, Central Europe (UTC+1) 28 otsaila 2027
7 Harriet Henry Bayel Ghana, West Africa (UTC) 28 otsaila 2027
8 Agus Damanik Indonesia, Southeast Asia (UTC+7) 28 otsaila 2027
9 Mari Avetisyan hy-N, en-3, tr-3, ru-3, Armenia, Eastern Europe (UTC+4) 28 otsaila 2027

Non-voting advisors

Advisor Languages Location (time zone) Term end Notes
HakanIST tr-N, en-3 Turkey, Eastern Europe (UTC+3) 28 otsaila 2025
Aaryaa Joshi en-N, mr-N, hi-N India, South Asia (UTC+5.30) 28 otsaila 2025
Buszmail Philippines, Southeast Asia (UTC+8) 28 otsaila 2025
Delphine Ménard fr-N, en-5, de-3, es-3, it-2 France, Europe (UTC+1) 28 otsaila 2025
RebeccaRwanda Rwanda, Central Africa (UTC+2) 28 otsaila 2025
Lucas Teles pt-N, en-3, es-2 Brazil, South America (UTC-2) 28 otsaila 2025

Board liaisons

Liaison Languages Location (time zone) Term end Notes
Mike Peel en-N, es-2, pt-1, fr-1 Europe (UTC+1)
Nataliia Tymkiv
Lorenzo Losa

Support staff

Photo Name Languages Location (time zone) Role
1 Dumisani Ndubane ts-N, en-4 South Africa (UTC+2)
2 Manavpreet Kaur pa-N, en-4, hi-3, fr-2 Punjab, India, Asia (UTC+5:30)
3 Nahid Sultan bn-N, en-3, bpy-1.05, hif-1, as-1 Bangladesh, South Asia (UTC +6) Trust & Safety
4 Charles Roslof en-N United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7) Legal
5 Stephen LaPorte en-N United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7) Legal

Former members

Voting members
Kidea Period Notes
Nathan Carter 2006–2012 founding member
Łukasz Garczewski 2006–2008 founding member
Austin Hair 2006–2012 founding member, former Chair
Hari Prasad Nadig 2006–2008 founding member
Delphine Ménard 2006–2012 founding member, former Chair, non-voting adviser until July 2016, staff observer
Carlos Barcenilla 2007–2010
Anders Wennersten 2007–2010
Andrew Withworth 2007–2010 former Vice-Chair
Damian Finol 2007–2013
Michael Bimmler 2008–2009 also a non-voting adviser between 2007–2008
Marco Chiesa 2008–2010
Jeromy-Yu Chan 2008–2013
Miloš Rančić 2009–2010 also a non-voting adviser between 2008–2009 and 2010–2012
Lodewijk Gelauff 2009–2014 also a non-voting adviser between 2014-2016
Vladimir Medeyko 2010–2012 also a non-voting adviser between 2012-2013
Sebastian Moleski 2010–2013
Ray Saintonge 2010–2013
Bence Damokos 2010–2014 former Chair, currently a non-voting adviser (see above)
Bengt Oberger 2012–2013
Tomasz Kozłowski 2012–2013 also a non-voting adviser for a few months in 2013
Maria Sefidari 2012–2013 former Treasurer (2012–2013), also a Board liaison between 2013–2014
Tanvir Rahman 2013–2015 former Secretary
Gregory Varnum 2013–2015 former Vice-Chair
Josh Lim 2013–2015
Cynthia Ashley-Nelson 2014 former Vice-Chair
Emily Temple-Wood 2014–2016
Ganesh Paudel 2014–2016
Ting Chen 2014–2016
Manuel Schneider 2014–2016
Anirudh Singh Bhati 2014–2016
Satdeep Gill 2017–2018 former Treasurer
Tanweer Morshed 2016–2018
Salvador Alcántar Morán 2013–2019
Kirill Lokshin 2014–2019 former Chair (2017-2019) and former Vice-Chair (2016-2017)
Farah Jack Mustaklem  2017–2019
Biplab Anand 2017–2019
Maor Malul 2013–2019 former Chair and former Vice-Chair
Reda Kerbouche 2019
Manavpreet Kaur 2019–2020
Ravan Al-Taie 2020–2021
Sami Mlouhi 2018–2021
Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 2016–2021 former Chair
Emna Mizouni 2016–2021 former-Vice Chair
Olushola Olaniyan 2017–2022
Linar Khalitov 2021–2022
Camelia Boban 2016–2022 Former Chair (2022) and former Treasurer (2018,2020)
Bunty Avieson 2020–2022
Houcemeddine Turki 2021–2022 former Secretary (January 2022 - April 2022)
Benoît Prieur 2022–2023
Wojciech Pędzich 2021–2023
Başak Tosun 2020–2024
Joy N. Y Agyepong 2022–2024
Non-voting advisers
Adviser Period Notes
Andrew Lih 2006–2008 founding member
Arne Klempert 2006–2008 and 2012–2013 founding member and also a Board liaison between 2010–2012
Michael Bimmler 2007–2008 also a voting member between 2008–2009
Frieda Brioschi 2007–2009 Board liaison
Oscar Van Dillen 2007–2008
Miloš Rančić 2008–2009 and 2010–2012 also a voting member between 2009–2010
Privatemusings 2008–2010
Ting Chen 2009–2010 Board liaison and also a voting member between 2014-2016
Kat Walsh 2009–2010 Board liaison
Achal Prabhala 2010–2012
Samuel Klein 2010–2012 Board liaison
Bishakha Datta 2010–2013 Board liaison
Patricio Lorente 2012–2014 Board liaison
Vladimir Medeyko 2012–2013
Tomasz Kozłowski 2013 also a voting member between 2012–2013
Maria Sefidari 2013–2014 Board liaison and also a voting member between 2012–2013
Jan-Bart de Vreede 2014–2015 Board liaison
Lodewijk Gelauff 2014–2016 also a former voting member between 2009–2014
Natalia Tymkiv uztaila 2016–uztaila 2018 Board Liaison
Anasuya Sengupta
Patricio Lorente
Esra'a Al Shafei uztaila 2018–abuztua 2019 Board Liaison
Jorid Martinsen 2019–2021
Ilario Valdelli 2019–2021
Dr. James Heilman abuztua 2019–urria 2021 Board Liaison
Anthony B. Diaz 2021
Houcemeddine Turki 2022–2023