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 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, as well as the electing and recalling of the Executive Council and 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 Italy

  • 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 day to day tasks of the organisation on a voluntary or paid basis around 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

  • Francesca IndoratoFrancesca IndoratoPart-time employee

  • Nicolas JeanNicolas JeanDeputy Coordinator France

  • Timo JyrinkiTimo JyrinkiDeputy Coordinator Finland

  • Otto KekäläinenOtto KekäläinenCoordinator Finland

  • Jürgen KneisslJürgen KneisslDeputy Coordinator Austria

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

  • Galia ManchevaGalia ManchevaProject ManagerFull-time employee

  • Michele MarraliMichele MarraliCoordinator Italy

  • Marcus Maria MöllerMarcus Maria MöllerCoordinator Switzerland, Deputy Coordinator Zurich

  • André OckersAndré OckersDeputy Coordinator Translations (Dutch)

  • Cristian RigamontiCristian RigamontiSystem Administrator

  • Alexander SanderAlexander SanderPolicy AnalystFull-time employee

  • 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.

  • 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.