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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the foundation and its work, as its ultimate corporate authority.

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

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

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees questions and answers session at Wikimania 2015
Main article : foundationsite:role/board
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 Elected in June 2019 Wikipedia in ebraico
Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak-2.jpg Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) Community Appointed on 10 August 2017, term extended 20 April 2020 Wikipedia in polacco
Esra'a Al Shafei avatar.png Esra'a Al Shafei Appointed Wikimania 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
Dr. James Heilman - August 2019.jpg Dr. James Heilman (User:Doc James) Community Appointed on 10 August 2017, term extended 20 April 2020 Wikipedia in inglese
Jimmy Wales - August 2019.jpg Jimmy Wales (User:Jimbo Wales) Founder Chair Emeritus[Notes 1] December 31, 2021 Reappointed on 7 November 2015 Wikipedia in inglese
Lisa Lewin.jpg Lisa Lewin Appointed Wikimania 2021 Appointed on 30 January 2019
María Sefidari - June 2016.jpg María Sefidari (User:Raystorm) Community Chair Appointed on 10 August 2017, term extended 20 April 2020 Wikipedia in spagnolo
Nataliia Tymkiv - June 2016 - 2.jpg Nataliia Tymkiv (User:NTymkiv (WMF)) Affiliates Vice Chair Wikimania 2022 Reelected in June 2019 Wikipedia in ucraino
Raju Narisetti - International Journalism Festival 2015.JPG Raju Narisetti Appointed Wikimania 2023 Reappointed on 18 September 2020
Notes:

Former members

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: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

    • Current liaisons: Dariusz Jemielniak and Esra'a Al Shafei
    • Current liaisons: Shani Evenstein Sigalov, James Heilman, and Nataliia Tymkiv (alternate)
    • Current liaison: Esra'a Al Shafei
    • Current liaison: James Heilman

Further reading

  • Essays and discussions on ideal membership: