The FSFE Team

These people are working for and with the FSFE on a regular basis, so they have been given permanent responsibilities and authorities for certain areas. Some of them are members of the association, some are not.


The Executive Council of the FSFE consists of the Executive Director, the President and Vice-President. The Council is responsible for larger budgeting questions, implementation of strategic guidelines, and rights of the national associations.

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerPresidentFull-time employee

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorFull-time employee

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinFinancial Officer, Deputy Coordinator Italy

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki LõhmusVice President, Coordinator Translations

General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of the FSFE's legal body's members. It is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, agenda-setting, exonerating, and the electing and recalling of the Executive Council and the Financial Officer.

  • Erik AlbersErik AlbersFellowship CoordinatorFull-time employee

  • Mirko BoehmMirko BoehmFellowship Representative

  • Jan-Christoph BorchardtJan-Christoph Borchardt

  • Shane M. CoughlanShane M. Coughlan

  • Amandine “Cryptie”Amandine “Cryptie”Deputy Coordinator Translations (French)

  • Albert DenggAlbert DenggSystem Administrator

  • Karsten GerloffKarsten Gerloff

  • Georg C. F. GreveGeorg C. F. GreveFounding President

  • Torsten GroteTorsten Grote

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerPresidentFull-time employee

  • Werner KochWerner Koch

  • Polina MalajaPolina MalajaCoordinator Legal Team, Policy AnalystFull-time employee

  • Max MehlMax MehlProgram Manager, Deputy Coordinator Translations (German)Full-time employee

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard Müller

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorFull-time employee

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinFinancial Officer, Deputy Coordinator Italy

  • Daniel PocockDaniel PocockFellowship Representative

  • Giacomo PoderiGiacomo Poderi

  • Bernhard ReiterBernhard Reiter

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki LõhmusVice President, Coordinator Translations

  • Nikos RoussosNikos RoussosCoordinator Greece, Coordinator Athens

  • Hugo RoyHugo RoyCoordinator France, Coordinator Paris

  • Alessandro RubiniAlessandro Rubini

  • Henrik SandklefHenrik Sandklef

  • Björn SchießleBjörn SchießleCoordinator Germany

  • Ulrike SliwinskiUlrike SliwinskiOfficeFull-time employee

  • Florian SnowFlorian SnowDeputy Coordinator Germany, Coordinator Franconia

  • Matija ŠukljeMatija ŠukljeCoordinator Slovenia

  • Fernanda WeidenFernanda Weiden

European Core Team

Here you can find people working on the day to day tasks of the organisation on a voluntary or paid basis on core issues: Country team coordinators and their deputies, staff, coordinators of special teams, or system administrators. Not included are a huge number of altering volunteers from our working team, contributors to our campaigns, or to specific topics.

  • Guido ArnoldGuido ArnoldCoordinator Education, Coordinator Rhein/Main

  • Peter BubestingerPeter BubestingerCoordinator Austria

  • Paul HänschPaul HänschCoordinator Webmasters, System AdministratorFreelancer

  • Nicolas JeanNicolas JeanDeputy Coordinator France

  • Thomas JenschThomas JenschDeputy Coordinator Education

  • Timo JyrinkiTimo JyrinkiDeputy Coordinator Finland

  • Otto KekäläinenOtto KekäläinenCoordinator Finland

  • Jürgen KneisslJürgen KneisslDeputy Coordinator Austria

  • Michele MarraliMichele MarraliCoordinator Italy

  • Patricia MöllerPatricia MöllerDeputy Coordinator Switzerland

  • Cristian RigamontiCristian RigamontiSystem Administrator

  • Felix StegermanFelix StegermanDeputy Coordinator Netherlands

  • Maurice VerheesenMaurice VerheesenCoordinator Netherlands

  • Christian WiderströmChristian Widerström


Our interns are working on various topics inside FSFE's teams: Supporting ongoing projects and campaigns, coordinating volunteers and communicating with the community, public administrations and other organisations.

  • Carmen Bianca BakkerCarmen Bianca BakkerInternFull-time employee

  • Erik Da SilvaErik Da SilvaInternFull-time employee

  • Kristi ProgriKristi ProgriInternFull-time employee

Local Teams

Are you looking for a local contact to get active, or just to learn more about Free Software and the FSFE? In more and more European cities, local FSFE groups form to make a difference. To see if there is already a group in your area, please visit our local team page.