Core team

Kristina Klein

Chapter lead and CEO

Kristina is Chief Operating Officer of OKF DE since August 2014. She is great at keeping the team of our growing organisation together.

Email:

kristina.klein@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

Helene Hahn

Project lead

Devoted herself to the protection of digital human rights and civic participation made possible by the use of new technologies and open data. At OKF DE she works as a project lead and is responsible for “Coding da Vinci” (cultural hackathon), as well as “Datenschule” (School of Data Germany).

Twitter:

@pluscha

Email:

helene.hahn@okfn.de

Julia Kloiber

Project lead

Julia is project lead at OKF DE since 2012. Currently, she is the project lead of Code for Germany, a nationwide civil tech community that builds digital tools and applications using Open Data. Julia studied Design and New Media, and worked in policy campaigns before joining the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Twitter:

j_kloiber

Email:

julia.kloiber@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, Eileen Wagner, Elisa Lindinger, Ernesto Ruge, Fiona Krakenbürger, Johanna zum Felde, Knut Perseke, Maximilian Richt and Paula Glaser.