Our board

    Our Board is responsible for the strategic direction and financial integrity of the organisation. The Board works on an voluntary basis. It controls and supports the management of the association.

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    Andreas Pawelke

    Chairman of the board

    Andreas is chairing the board of Open Knowledge Foundation, a Berlin-based non-profit organisation with the mission to open up governance systems and processes to democratize information in Germany and beyond. As an independent researcher and advisor he is working with international organisations on various governance initiatives to identify, develop and test new ways of empowering people through technology and digital data. As the former director of the Open Data Lab Jakarta, he designed and led the Web Foundation’s first data innovation lab staffed by a multi-disciplinary team working on research, innovation and policy projects to harness data for the social good. Before joining the Web Foundation, he worked with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior to launch their open data initiative and as an associate expert with the administrative reforms support program of GIZ Indonesia. He also spent time working as a seconded expert to the World Bank and UN Global Pulse. Andreas studied at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Hertie School of Governance and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy.

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    Daniel Dietrich

    Member of the Board

    Daniel Dietrich has been an advocate for digital civil rights and engages intensely in different aspects of the knowledge society and the digital domain for many years. He is driven by the question of how technology can be used to improve the world around us. Within OKF DE he acts as an Open-Data-Evangelist as well as the coordinater of the Open Definition and the Open Government working group. He co-founded the Open Data Network and OKF DE. Until 2013, he was editor of the platform for public sector information of the European Comission (www.epsiplatform.eu). Before that he was a research assistant at TU Berlin in the area of Computer Science and Society. Previously, he spent several years as a consultant and projekt lead in the Information Technology sector.

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    Jana Wichmann

    Member of the Board

    Jana Wichmann is the youngest member of the board of the Open Knowledge Foundation. As Head of Operations & Agility at the innovation consultancy zero360, she supports organisations in the development of user-centric and agile processes. Jana’s projects include the support of strategic transformation processes, the conception and implementation of participative innovation formats from problem analysis to the development of new solutions and user testing. In addition, she trains interested parties in user-centered and agile methods. In its own projects, it is committed to the institutionalization of future and design thinking in educational institutions. She studied media management at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida and futurology at the FU Berlin.

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    Kristina Klein


    Kristina is member of the board at Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF) since November 2017. She joined OKF in August 2014 as CEO of the organisation.

    Before moving to Germany, Kristina was the Peace Building Fund Coordinator at UNHCR and Finance Associate at the Danish Refugee Council in Myanmar. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Program Manager at Carnegie Europe in Brussels and as a Program Manager at Körber Foundation’s Bergedorf Round Table.

    She is a certified Usability & User Experience Professional (Artop - Humboldt Universität Berlin) and holds a masters in American studies and sociology from the Freie Universität Berlin.

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    Lucy Chambers

    Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board

    Lucy is a free-range tech translator, working to find common language between technologists and domain experts across a variety of fields. She is currently working as a Product Owner for eHealth Africa, where she helps design products to aid data driven decision making in public health policy. Previously she led the School of Data programme at the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF), enabling journalistic and non-profit organisations to use data to improve their workflows, investigations and organisational decision making. While at OKF, she also co-edited the Data Journalism Handbook. Many of her copious opinions about the role of data and technology in the third sector can be found at techtohuman.com.