Dear fellow Wikimedians,

Today I am informing you that I will not be renewing my contract with
Wikimedia Deutschland, which runs until January 2022. This decision was not
easy for me because Wikimedia has been such an important, even central,
part of my life in the past nine years. After thorough introspection, I
feel that this step is the right one for me and for our organisation.

This means that a successor will have to be found for the position of the
Executive Director. The search is managed by our Supervisory Board and me
with support of an external executive search firm. The search process has
been well prepared in recent weeks and I am working closely with our board
on each of the steps.

Together, we will ensure a good handover and transition to my successor.
This point is very important to me, as is the fact that we will continue to
work without losing focus on achieving our goals, on working with the
entire movement, and on collaborating very closely on movement strategy
implementation. That's why I don't want to say a big goodbye right now.

What’s next


   In cooperation with the external executive search firm Kienbaum, we have
   developed a search profile and a job posting that will go online shortly.

   We strive to have someone on board well before the end of my term in
   January 2022. As we have commenced the procedure so early, we are on a very
   good track.


   I also consider it essential to be available for a comprehensive
   transition and onboarding of a new Executive Director.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,



Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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