Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees ("Board" or "BoT") 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 Governance, Audit, Talent and Culture, the Product and Technology Committee and the Community Affairs Committee.

The current membership 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

The Wikimedia Foundation trustees speak about their work
Photo Name Seat Role Term ends Notes Home wiki
  Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder Chair Emeritus[Notes 1] November 1, 2024 Reappointed on 8 December 2021 English Wikipedia
  Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community/Affiliate Governance Committee chair November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Polish Wikipedia
  Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (User:Rosiestep) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 English Wikipedia
  Victoria Doronina (User:Victoria) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Russian Wikipedia
  Lorenzo Losa (User:Laurentius) Community/Affiliate November 1, 2024 Appointed in October 2021 Italian Wikipedia
  Mike Peel (User:Mike Peel) Community/Affiliate December 31, 2025 Appointed in December 2022 English Wikipedia
  Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Appointed Chair November 1, 2025 Appointed on 23 March 2022 Ukrainian Wikipedia
  Shani Evenstein Sigalov (User:Shani (WMF)) Community/Affiliate Vice Chair;
Community Affairs Committee chair
December 31, 2025 Reappointed in December 2022 Hebrew Wikipedia
  Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Vice Chair;
Product and Technology Committee chair
October 1, 2026 Reappointed on 15 August 2023
  Raju Narisetti Appointed Talent and Culture Committee chair October 1, 2026 Reappointed on 15 August 2023
  Luis Bitencourt-Emilio Appointed January 1, 2025 Appointed on 4 January 2022
  Kathy Collins Appointed Audit Committee chair November 1, 2026 Appointed on 1 November 2023
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Former members

User:Doc JamesUser:DennyUser:PunditUser:Guy KawasakiUser:FriedaUser:LyzzyUser: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:Mike PeelUser:Esh77User:NTymkiv (WMF)User:LaurentiusUser:VictoriaUser:RosiestepUser:PunditUser:RaystormUser:Doc JamesUser:PunditUser:Esh77w:en:Esra'a Al Shafeiw:en:Raju NarisettiUser:NTymkiv (WMF)User:SchisteUser:Doc JamesArnnon GeshuriKelly BattlesUser:Guy KawasakiUser:FriedaUser:Patricio.lorenteUser:LyzzyUser:RaystormUser:DennyUser:PunditArnnon GeshuriKelly BattlesUser:Jimbo WalesSpecial:MyLanguage/Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

Committees

Further reading