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.

  • Karsten GerloffKarsten GerloffPresidentFull-time employee

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerVice President, Coordinator GermanyFull-time employee

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard MüllerFinancial Officer

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorPart-time employee

General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of the FSFE's legal body's members. It is responsible for strategic planing, budgeting, agenda-setting, exoneration, and choice and recall of the Executive Council and the Financial Officer.

  • Shane M. CoughlanShane M. Coughlan

  • Karsten GerloffKarsten GerloffPresidentFull-time employee

  • Martin GollowitzerMartin GollowitzerSystem Administrator

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

  • Torsten GroteTorsten GroteDeputy Coordinator Germany

  • Stefan HarmuthStefan HarmuthFellowship Representative

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerVice President, Coordinator GermanyFull-time employee

  • Werner KochWerner Koch

  • Pablo MachónPablo MachónCoordinator Spain

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard MüllerFinancial Officer

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorPart-time employee

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinDeputy Coordinator Italy

  • Giacomo PoderiGiacomo Poderi

  • Bernhard ReiterBernhard Reiter

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki Lõhmus

  • Hugo RoyHugo RoyCoordinator France, Deputy Coordinator Legal Team

  • Henrik SandklefHenrik Sandklef

  • 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.

  • Erik AlbersErik AlbersFellowship CoordinatorFull-time employee

  • Guido ArnoldGuido ArnoldCoordinator Education

  • Peter BubestingerPeter BubestingerCoordinator Austria

  • Albert DenggAlbert DenggSystem Administrator

  • Lucile FalgueyracLucile Falgueyrac

  • Paul HänschPaul HänschCoordinator Webmasters, System AdministratorFreelancer

  • Nicolas JeanNicolas JeanDeputy Coordinator France

  • Thomas JenschThomas JenschDeputy Coordinator Education

  • Timo JyrinkiTimo JyrinkiCoordinator Finnish translations, Deputy Coordinator Finland

  • Otto KekäläinenOtto KekäläinenCoordinator Finland

  • Rainer KerstenRainer KerstenOffice, MerchandisePart-time employee

  • Jürgen KneisslJürgen KneisslDeputy Coordinator Austria

  • Alessandro PolvaniAlessandro PolvaniDeputy Coordinator Italy

  • Marcus RejåsMarcus RejåsCoordinator Sweden

  • Cristian RigamontiCristian RigamontiSystem Administrator

  • Björn SchießleBjörn SchießleCoordinator German translations

  • Ulrike SliwinskiUlrike SliwinskiOfficePart-time employee

  • Felix StegermanFelix StegermanDeputy Coordinator Netherlands

  • Matija ŠukljeMatija ŠukljeCoordinator Legal Team, Coordinator SloveniaFull-time employee

  • Maurice VerheesenMaurice VerheesenCoordinator Netherlands

  • Patrik WillardPatrik WillardDeputy Coordinator Sweden


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.

  • Nicola FeltrinNicola FeltrinInternFull-time employee

  • Marius JammesMarius JammesInternFull-time employee

  • Miks UpenieksMiks UpenieksInternFull-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.