Pavel Richter is Chief Executive Officer of Open Knowledge International, a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using technology to unlock information, and enabling people to take action on pressing social problems. OKI’s mission is to empower Civil Society Organisations to use Open Data to improve people’s lives. Their current projects, including Frictionless Data, OpenTrials, School of Data, and many more, provide citizens and organisations with the tools and skills to use data to change the world.
Before joining OKI, Pavel was Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland for five years, and pioneered the internationally acclaimed Wikidata project which is now the fastest growing project for open structured data. 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.
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