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4th International Open Data Conference
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Pavel Richter

Open Knowledge International
Chief Executive Officer
Biography: Pavel Richter is the Chief Executive Officer for Open Knowledge International. He was Executive Director ofWikimedia Deutschland, and pioneered the internationally acclaimed Wikidata project which is now the fastest growing project for open structured data; Wikimedia Deutschland today supports thousands of volunteers in Germany, advocates nationally and internationally for access to knowledge, and partners with universities and cultural institutions. 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. Pavel is married, has one child, and likes to cook, sometimes in public ( see #whatpavelcooks on Twitter).