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Office of the Executive Director

Lila Tretikov
Lila Tretikov
Executive Director


The Wikimedia Foundation is part of a broad global network of individuals, organizations, chapters, clubs and communities who together work to create Wikipedia and many other freely used, freely edited, freely copied and freely redistributed projects; the most powerful example of volunteer collaboration and open content sharing in the world today.

Engineering and Product

Damon Sicore
Damon Sicore
Vice President of Engineering


Wikimedia engineering and product refers to the engineering and product team employed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its mission is to build, improve and maintain the technical infrastructure of Wikimedia projects (software and hardware), by supporting and complementing volunteer efforts.

Technology

Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer



Community Engagement

Luis Villa
Luis Villa
Senior Director of Community Engagement


The Community Engagement team increases the quantity, quality, diversity, and reach of free knowledge by supporting people and organizations aligned with the Wikimedia Foundation mission. We support contributors by representing them in the development of new technical tools, by supporting community governance, and by making grants to individuals, groups and organizations working on building community and growing content on Wikimedia projects and sites as well as related open knowledge projects. We are committed to supporting under-resourced and emerging regions, languages and communities, particularly in the Global South.

Advancement

Lisa Seitz-Gruwell
Lisa Seitz-Gruwell
Chief Advancement Officer

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Kourosh Karimkhany
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

The Wikimedia Foundation Advancement team cultivates the resources that propel our movement. Every year, we engage over 2 million people from nearly every country in the world to support Wikipedia and its sister projects. Would you like to join them?

Legal

Geoff Brigham
Geoff Brigham
General Counsel


Legal team members steward globally the values of the Foundation's mission and our community of writers, editors, photographers, and other contributors. The team oversees all legal matters for the Foundation and facilitates initiatives designed to support and grow our community and their various projects, including Wikipedia and its sister Wikimedia websites. The team deals with a wide range of issues and projects to protect and defend our key values when challenged. The team's work includes policy drafting, trademark law, copyright law, international law, employment law, litigation, fundraising and grant law, domestic and international contracts, privacy law, ethics, internet law, and non-profit corporate governance.

The team is also charged with carrying forward the Foundation’s goals of advocating for the free knowledge movement in new ways, including fighting for content online, facilitating community discussions about critical Wikimedia Foundation policies, building and overseeing good governance where appropriate, and working to improve legal and legislative policy to aid the dissemination and use of free knowledge.

Communications

Katherine Maher
Katherine Maher
Chief Communications Officer


The Communications team leads the Foundation's efforts to openly and effectively share information—about the Wikimedia movement, the Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia Foundation's work itself—with a global audience including volunteer editors, site readers and other stakeholders.

Finance, Administration, and Human Resources

Terence Gilbey
Terence Gilbey
Interim Chief Operating Officer


At the Wikimedia Foundation, our mission is to empower, support and engage people around the world to share in free knowledge. Our Operations, Finance and Administration, and Human Resource teams are core to this effort.

Our Operations function drives the Wikimedia Foundation's delivery, discipline, decision making. It is focused an building an organizational culture that surfaces innovative ideas and delivers on commitments, while being efficient, transparent, and fiscally responsible.

The Finance and Administration teams ensure responsible management of Wikimedia Foundation funds and resources, in keeping with our core values of transparency and accountability. For more information, please see our Annual Report.

The Human Resources team recruits and supports skilled, passionate people to advance the Wikimedia vision. If you believe in making knowledge free, you love what you do, and want to bring your skills and experience to our organization, please check out our job openings.