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

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard MüllerFinancial Officer

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorFull-time employee

  • Alessandro RubiniAlessandro RubiniVice President

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.

  • Shane M. CoughlanShane M. Coughlan

  • Nicolas DietrichNicolas DietrichFellowship Representative

  • Karsten GerloffKarsten Gerloff

  • Martin GollowitzerMartin GollowitzerSystem Administrator

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

  • Torsten GroteTorsten Grote

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerPresidentFull-time employee

  • Werner KochWerner Koch

  • Pablo MachónPablo MachónCoordinator Espanha

  • Mirko BoehmMirko BoehmFellowship Representative

  • Marcus MöllerMarcus MöllerCoordinator Suiça

  • Reinhard MüllerReinhard MüllerFinancial Officer

  • Jonas ÖbergJonas ÖbergExecutive DirectorFull-time employee

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinCoordinator Itália

  • Giacomo PoderiGiacomo Poderi

  • Bernhard ReiterBernhard Reiter

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki LõhmusCoordinator Translations

  • Hugo RoyHugo RoyCoordinator França

  • Alessandro RubiniAlessandro RubiniVice President

  • Henrik SandklefHenrik Sandklef

  • 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.

  • Erik AlbersErik AlbersFellowship CoordinatorFull-time employee

  • Guido ArnoldGuido ArnoldCoordinator Educação

  • Peter BubestingerPeter BubestingerCoordinator Áustria

  • Albert DenggAlbert DenggSystem Administrator

  • Nicola FeltrinNicola FeltrinCoordinator Legal TeamFull-time employee

  • Paul HänschPaul HänschCoordinator Webmasters, System AdministratorFreelancer

  • Nicolas JeanNicolas JeanDeputy Coordinator França

  • Thomas JenschThomas JenschDeputy Coordinator Educação

  • Timo JyrinkiTimo JyrinkiDeputy Coordinator Finlândia

  • Otto KekäläinenOtto KekäläinenCoordinator Finlândia

  • Jürgen KneisslJürgen KneisslDeputy Coordinator Áustria

  • Max MehlMax MehlCoordinator Alemanha, Deputy Coordinator Translations (German)Part-time employee

  • Cristian RigamontiCristian RigamontiSystem Administrator

  • Björn SchießleBjörn SchießleDeputy Coordinator Alemanha

  • Ulrike SliwinskiUlrike SliwinskiOfficePart-time employee

  • Felix StegermanFelix StegermanDeputy Coordinator Holanda

  • Matija ŠukljeMatija ŠukljeCoordinator Eslovénia

  • Maurice VerheesenMaurice VerheesenCoordinator Holanda


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.

  • Polina MalajaPolina MalajaInternFull-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.