My term as a board member with Wikimedia CH has come to an end.

Wikipedia January 31, 2024

First things first: Merci, Grazie, Danke, Grazcha fich to the Wikipedians and Wikimedians, to this community, the donors and partners – and to the members, the team, and the board of Wikimedia CH. Every single one of you is helping to create a world where information belongs to everyone – and an open, generous community where everyone belongs.

It has been an honour and great joy of my life to serve Wikimedia CH as president of the board. I am humbled by the commitment and passion in this community over the years. It’s rare – unique, even – for so many people to openly and genuinely share their knowledge, expecting nothing in return other than contributing to an informed society.

I’ve had the pleasure of watching the Wikimedia CH team and community grow in impact and sophistication. Wikimedia CH helped expand Swiss content on Wikipedia, built new partnerships to promote free knowledge, empowered the Swiss community of Wikipedians, and became a trusted player in public affairs around important topics of our times.

I am inspired by the community and Wikimedia CH’s ongoing commitment to protecting, collecting, and sharing free knowledge. With immense gratitude, I say goodbye as president of the board. While my tenure ends, my commitment does not. To the contrary: Endings are beginnings – and our shared mission is far from over.