Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher
Katherine Maher

Katherine Roberts Maher was born in 18th April, 1983. He is the previous CEO and leader overseer of the Wikimedia Foundation, positions she held from 2019 to April 2021 and from 2016 to April 2021 respectively. Previously, she was boss interchanges officer. She knows quite a bit about the field of data and correspondences innovation and worked in the non-benefit and global areas, zeroing in on the utilization of innovation to engage common liberties and worldwide turn of events.

Maher experienced childhood in Wilton, Connecticut and went to Wilton High School. After secondary school, Maher moved on from the Arabic Language Institute’s Arabic Language Intensive Program of The American University in Cairo in 2003, which she said was a developmental encounter that ingrained a profound love of the Middle East. Maher in this manner learned at the Institut français d’études arabes de Damas in Syria and invested energy in Lebanon and Tunisia. In 2005, Maher got a four year certification from New York University in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Maher initially thought she would have been a scholastic and worked for common liberties and worldwide improvement associations. Maher is situated in San Francisco, California. She communicates in English, Arabic, French, and German.

After temporary jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations and Eurasia Group, in 2005, Maher started working at HSBC in London, Germany, and Canada as a feature of their global chief improvement program. In 2007, Maher got back to New York City where from 2007 to 2010 she worked at UNICEF as an advancement and correspondence officer. She attempted to advance the utilization of innovation to work on individuals’ lives and gone widely to chip away at issues identified with maternal wellbeing, HIV/AIDS anticipation, and youth support in technology. One of her first activities at UNICEF included testing MediaWiki expansions identified with availability in Ethiopia. Another venture got USAid Development 2.0 Challenge award subsidizing to deal with the utilization of cell phones to screen nourishment in kids in Malawi

From 2013 to 2014, Maher was promotion chief at the Washington, D.C.- based Access Now. As a component of this work, she zeroed in on the effect on individuals of laws about network safety, profound quality, and criticism of the express that increment state restriction and lessen dissent. Access was a signatory of the Declaration of Internet Freedom. Maher states that she centers around worldwide advanced incorporation as an approach to improve and secure the privileges of individuals to data through innovation. Maher was boss correspondences official of the Wikimedia Foundation from April 2014 to March 2016. She was met by The Washington Post on United States intellectual property law. In 2019, Maher became CEO of Wikimedia. In February 2021, she reported her expectation to resign from her jobs as CEO and leader overseer of the Wikimedia Foundation on April 15, 2021.