#OKFestMTL – Pavel Richter, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Knowledge International

Pavel Richter 

Pavel Richter joined Open Knowledge as Chief Executive Officer in 2015.

Before this he was Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland, and pioneered the internationally acclaimed Wikidata project which is now the fastest growing project for open structured data – today, Wikimedia Deutschland supports thousands of volunteers in Germany, advocates nationally and internationally for access to knowledge, and partners with universities and cultural institutions. Pavel is in on the Advisory Board of Transparency International Germany and Code for Germany. He holds a Masters Degree in Political Science, History and Constitutional Law. He worked for 12 years as a management consultant in the IT and banking industry, before he started to focus on managing non-profit organisations. Pavel is married, has one child, and likes to cook, sometimes in public (see #whatpavelcooks on Twitter).