Thanks so much for your announcement and welcome to Luis! Given that we’re 
talking about a board role that requires a range of governance / oversight 
responsibilities, could you please tell us more about Luis’ non-profit board 
and governance experience? 



> Am 1/12/22 um 09:19 schrieb Nataliia Tymkiv <>:
> Dear All, 
> Please join me in welcoming Luis Bitencourt-Emilio to the Wikimedia 
> Foundation Board of Trustees. Luis was unanimously appointed to a 3-year term 
> and replaces a board-selected Trustee, Lisa Lewin, whose term ended in 
> November 2021 [1].
> Currently based in São Paulo, Luis is the Chief Technology Officer at Loft, a 
> technology startup in the real-estate industry. He brings product and 
> technology experience from a globally diverse career that has spanned large 
> technology companies including Microsoft, online networking sites like 
> Reddit, and a series of entrepreneurial technology ventures focused in the 
> USA and Latin America. Luis has led product and technology teams across Latin 
> America, the United States, Europe and Asia. He is passionately involved in 
> building and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem for Latin American-based 
> startups. 
> Luis has more than two decades of experience across product development, 
> software engineering, and data science. At Microsoft, he led engineering 
> teams shipping multiple Microsoft Office products. At Reddit, he led the 
> Knowledge Group, an engineering team that owned critical functions such as 
> data, machine learning, abuse detection and search. He was deeply involved in 
> Reddit’s growth stage and worked closely with Reddit’s communities in that 
> evolution. Luis also co-founded a fintech startup to help millennials manage 
> and automate their finances.
> His career has also been shaped by a visible commitment to recruiting diverse 
> leaders. At Reddit, Luis was a key member of the recruitment efforts that 
> achieved equal representation of women engineering directors. Luis says his 
> proudest achievement at Microsoft was building their Brazilian talent 
> pipeline by working closely with local universities to place thousands of 
> engineering candidates at Microsoft, as well as his involvement in expanding 
> global recruitment to markets including Ukraine, Poland, Great Britain, the 
> EU and Mexico. 
> Luis was educated in Brazil and the United States, receiving a Bachelor of 
> Science in Computer Engineering with Honors from the University of Maryland. 
> He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He is also a proud father 
> and dog lover. 
> I would like to thank the Governance Committee, chaired by Dariusz 
> Jemielniak, for this nomination process as well as volunteers in our Spanish 
> and Portuguese speaking communities who also met with Luis or shared their 
> experiences.
> You can find an official announcement here [2].
> PS. You can help translate or find translations of this message on Meta-Wiki: 
> <>
> [1] Lisa Lewin served from January 2019 till November 2021: 
> <,_2021>
> [2] 
> <>
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
> Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
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