Board Member Bios

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We have a small team of board members of the foundation. Here is a bit about each of them, including declarations of any other directorships and any substantial shareholdings.

Current Board

Kate Chapman (Director) began contributing to OSM in 2009. She is a cofounder of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping support communities, governments and humanitarian responders in their utilization of OpenStreetMap in crisis response and contingency planning. She joined the OpenStreetMap foundation in 2009 and was elected to the OSMF board in September 2013. Kate is employed as the Chief Technology Officer of the Cadasta Foundation and also serves on Cadasta's Board of Directors.

Frederik Ramm (Director) is a long-time OSM contributor and coder of editors and utilities, co-author of the first ever OpenStreetMap book, founder and acting director of Geofabrik, and an active participiant on most OSM mailing lists and help forums. He was voted onto the board at the 2012 AGM. He lives in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Other directorships held: Managing Director, Geofabrik GmbH; Member of the Board of Directors, FOSSGIS e.V.

Paul Norman (Director) joined the board in 2014. He develops and maintains key parts of rendering software. As well as being a developer he works map styles and cartography and tracking and resolving edits with problems in OpenStreetMap. He works for CartoDB as a software developer.

Mikel Maron (Director) is a programmer and geographer working for impactful community and humanitarian uses of open source and open data. He started with OSM in 2005. He was elected to the OSMF Board in 2015, and previously served from 2007-2012. He currently works at Mapbox. He is co-founder of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, of Ground Truth Initiative, and of the Map Kibera project. He’s travelled widely, organizing projects in India, Palestine, Egypt, Swaziland, and elsewhere.