Executive Team

Selena Deckelmann

Selena Deckelmann is the Chief Product and Technology Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation. She brings more than 20 years of experience in open source technology, product management and engineering leadership.

Previously, Selena was Senior Vice President at Mozilla, where she led a team of 400 people responsible for all Firefox product and technology functions including desktop, mobile, web platform, and browser services. She oversaw some of the company’s greatest achievements including infrastructure projects like Quantum Flow and Project Fission, key features like Enhanced Tracking Protection, and services such as Firefox Monitor. In her nine years at Mozilla, Selena held various other roles including Vice President for Firefox Desktop, Senior Director for Web Platform Engineering and Gecko Runtime, and Senior Manager for Gecko Security Engineering. 

Selena also brings experience from her previous roles as co-founder of Prime Radiant, a software as a service business that explored how to improve business processes at scale with checklist automation software, and as Consulting Director of Development for The Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in open source and technology communities. She is a Python Foundation Fellow and former Major Contributor to PostgreSQL, one of the largest free and open source databases in the world. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Oregon Sunshine Committee, an initiative focused on expanding public access to government information in her home state of Oregon. 

Selena graduated from the University of Oregon. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

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Other members of Executive Team

Courtney Bass Sherizen
Chief Talent and Culture Officer, Executive Team
Maryana Iskander
Maryana Iskander
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Team
Anusha Alikhan
Chief Communications Officer, Communications

Recent posts by Selena Deckelmann View all

Wikipedia’s value in the age of generative AI

If there was a generative artificial intelligence system that could, on its own, write all the information contained in Wikipedia, would it be the same as Wikipedia today?

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