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*Guy Kawasaki joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees*

*Author, entrepreneur to bring unique experience to the Wikimedia movement *

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the newest member of its Board of
Trustees, Guy Kawasaki <>. Guy is
a noted entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. He currently serves as chief
evangelist of Canva, an online, graphic-design service, and as an executive
fellow of Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley.

“There are few projects in the history of the world that can have the
long-term impact of Wikimedia.” said Guy. “The democratization of knowledge
that Wikimedia stands for has been a long time in the coming, and I relish
applying my passion and experience to this amazing mission.”

“Guy joins the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees at an exciting time,”
said Jan-Bart de Vreede, Wikimedia Foundation board chair. “We have great
opportunities ahead, and Guy brings a wealth of experience and perspective
as we look to that future.”

Prior to joining Canva, Guy served as special advisor to the CEO of the
Motorola business unit of Google. He is perhaps most widely known for his
time at Apple, where he developed and popularized the concept of “secular
evangelism” for Apple’s brand, culture, and products as the firm’s chief
evangelist.  Guy will continue in his full-time role as chief evangelist of

Guy is a *New York Times* bestselling author of books such as *The Art of
the Start 2.0*, *The Art of Social Media*, *Enchantment*, and ten other
books about change, innovation, marketing, and disruption. He gives more
than fifty keynote speeches a year and is a frequent public commentator on
subjects such as innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and

"Guy grasps what really moves people," said Lila Tretikov, Wikimedia
Foundation Executive Director. "His passion for extraordinary experiences
is a perfect fit for Wikipedia's remarkable mission. I am confident this
will be an incredible collaboration."

Guy holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA
from Stanford University. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Guy is an American who
resides with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please see the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
<> for a
complete biography of Guy Kawasaki.

*About the Wikimedia Foundation*


The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia consists of more than 34
million articles in 288 languages. Every month, tens of thousands of active
volunteers contribute to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. With
nearly half a billion monthly users, projects operated by the Wikimedia
Foundation are one of the most popular web properties in the world. Based
in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

*Wikimedia Foundation Press Contact*

Katherine Maher

   - +1 415-839-6885 ext 6633

*Juliet Barbara*
Senior Communications Manager I Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street I San Francisco, CA 94105 I +1 (512) 750-5677
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