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 Council is responsible for larger budgeting questions, implementation of strategic guidelines, and rights of the national associations.

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerPresident, Coordinator Legal TeamFull-time employee

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinFinancial Officer, Deputy Coordinator Itália

  • 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 AlbersProgramme ManagerFull-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 KirschnerPresident, Coordinator Legal TeamFull-time employee

  • Werner KochWerner Koch

  • Polina MalajaPolina Malaja

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

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard Müller

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinFinancial Officer, Deputy Coordinator Itália

  • Giacomo PoderiGiacomo Poderi

  • Bernhard ReiterBernhard Reiter

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki LõhmusVice President, Coordinator Translations

  • Nikos RoussosNikos RoussosCoordinator Grécia, Coordinator Athens

  • Hugo RoyHugo RoyCoordinator França, Coordinator Paris

  • Alessandro RubiniAlessandro Rubini

  • Henrik SandklefHenrik Sandklef

  • Björn SchießleBjörn SchießleCoordinator Alemanha

  • Ulrike SliwinskiUlrike SliwinskiOfficeFull-time employee

  • Florian SnowFlorian SnowDeputy Coordinator Alemanha, Coordinator Franconia

  • Matija ŠukljeMatija ŠukljeCoordinator Eslovénia

  • 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 Educação, Coordinator Rhein/Main

  • Francesca IndoratoFrancesca IndoratoPart-time employee

  • Nicolas JeanNicolas JeanDeputy Coordinator França

  • Timo JyrinkiTimo JyrinkiDeputy Coordinator Finlândia

  • Otto KekäläinenOtto KekäläinenCoordinator Finlândia

  • Jürgen KneisslJürgen KneisslDeputy Coordinator Áustria

  • Gabriel Ku Wei BinGabriel Ku Wei BinProject ManagerFull-time employee

  • Galia ManchevaGalia ManchevaProject ManagerFull-time employee

  • Michele MarraliMichele MarraliCoordinator Itália

  • Marcus Maria MöllerMarcus Maria MöllerCoordinator Suiça, Deputy Coordinator Zurich

  • André OckersAndré OckersDeputy Coordinator Translations (Dutch)

  • Cristian RigamontiCristian RigamontiSystem Administrator

  • Alexander SanderAlexander SanderPolicy AnalystFull-time employee

  • Felix StegermanFelix StegermanDeputy Coordinator Holanda

  • Maurice VerheesenMaurice VerheesenCoordinator Holanda

  • 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.

  • George Brooke-SmithGeorge Brooke-SmithInternFull-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.