Hi everyone,

I have some news to share about recent leadership appointments to our Board of Trustees. 

Shani Evenstein Sigalov, currently an EdTech Innovation Strategist and lecturer at the School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, will be the newest member of the Board of Trustees.

Shani has been a part of the Wikimedia movement since 2011, and has focused her contributions on closing gender and knowledge gaps by supporting female contributors and thematic groups, working with indigenous communities and promoting equitable access to knowledge. She has served leadership roles in several Wikimedia affiliates and thematic groups, including as the Chairperson for both Wikimedia Medicine and the Wikipedia and Education User Group, and as a Board member of Wikimedia Israel. She is also currently a member of the Partnerships Strategy working group as part of the Movement Strategy.  She joins the Board with a depth of experience in creating successful collaborations between Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects and educational, cultural and government institutions.

In addition, I have been re-elected as Board Chair, and Nataliia Tymkiv has been elected as Vice Chair after being appointed for her second term.

Please join me in congratulating Shani and Nataliia! And as Christophe's term comes to an end, the Board gratefully thanks him for his service and commitment to the mission, and we hope you will join us in thanking him as well!

Below (and on the Wikimedia Blog) you will find the official announcement about these new leadership appointments. You can find below the rest of the appointments.

Audit Committee

  • Chair: Tanya Capuano

  • Members: Raju Narisetti, Shani Evenstein

  • Alternates: María Sefidari

Board Governance Committee

  • Chair: Lisa Lewin

  • Members: María Sefidari, Dariusz Jemielniak

  • Alternates: Esra’a Al Shafei

Human Resources Committee

  • Chair: Dariusz Jemielniak

  • Members: Raju Narisetti, Tanya Capuano

  • Alternates: Lisa Lewin, María Sefidari

Special Projects Committee

  • Chair: James Heilman

  • Members: Esra’a Al Shafei, Jimmy Wales

  • Alternates: Shani Evenstein

Affiliations Committee liaisons: Shani Evenstein, James Heilman, Nataliia Tymkiv (alternate)

Funds Dissemination Committee liaisons: Dariusz Jemielniak, Esra’a Al Shafei

Election Committee liaison: Esra’a Al Shafei

Language Committee liaison: James Heilman

Kind regards,