Core team

Nadine Evers

Managing Director

Nadine has been managing director of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V. since June 2017. Prior to that, she was a member of the Federal Foreign Office and the German voice in the EU Council Working Group for Humanitarian Aid. At the Red Cross, she worked in international law and as program leader for foreign aid in Sudan and Ethiopia. In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, she led projects in national civil protection. Previously, Nadine was Managing Director of the Robert Bosch Foundation Stiftungskolleg, a scientific consultant in the European Parliament and an advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.

Email:

nadine.evers@okfn.de

Anna Alberts

Project lead

Anna leads the EU research project OpenBudgets.eu. She has a degree in international development studies and international relations and worked as desk officer for data- and geopolitics at the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Netherlands.

Email:

anna.alberts@okfn.de

Arne Semsrott

Project lead

Arne leads FragDenStaat.de and is an expert in the domain of Freedom of Information (FOI). With a background in political science, he also works as a freelance journalist and engages with other NGOs in topics related to transparency and lobbyism, e.g. for Hochschulwatch.de and the Whistleblower Network.

Email:

arne.semsrott@okfn.de

Mara Mendes

Project lead

Mara is project lead of the EU research project DIGIWHIST, a project working with procurement data. Previously, she has worked in the area of advocacy and campaigning with Transparency International. Mara has a background in political science and sociology.

Twitter:

maryrmendes

Email:

mara.mendes@okfn.de

Maria Reimer

Maria founded Jugend hackt in 2013. Since then it has grown into a national programme with over 300 young coders and hackers from all over Germany. Maria holds a degree in Public Administration and Public Policy. In addition to her work at OKF she works for a member of the German parliament.

Email:

maria.reimer@okfn.de

Dr. Markus Neuschäfer

Markus is project lead of DARIAH-DE and an expert in the domain of Digital Humanities and Open Science. He engages with Open Data in Science and Culture and is especially curious about the visibility of open content. He holds a PhD German Philology, worked at the University of Göttingen and developed Open Science business models in publishing.

Email:

m.neuschaefer@okfn.de

Walter Palmetshofer

Walter, an economist by training, is project lead of the EU research project Open Data Incubator (ODINE), the Digitaler Offenheitsindex [do:index], and supervises the Open Data Census. He worked as a system administrator in NYC, before moving to Berlin, where he co-founded a start-up in 2012.

Twitter:

vavoida

Email:

walter.palmetshofer@okfn.de

More information

Our work is only possible by working as a team. Find out more about our great team members Bela Seeger, Elisa Lindinger, Ernesto Ruge, Fiona Krakenbürger, Maximilian Richt and others on our Team page.