The Linux Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of 22 senior leaders from across the IT industry. Board members represent Linux Foundation members and the Linux developer community, and set the strategic direction for the organization.
Chris Mason

Chris Mason is a longtime contributor to the Linux kernel and maintainer of the Btrfs filesystem. He is currently a software engineer on Facebook’s kernel team and the chair of The Linux Foundation’s Technical ...

Chris Rice

Chris Rice is Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network.

David Marr
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

David Marr is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, where he leads the open source practice and policy team.

David Ward

David Ward is CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco, where he is responsible for leading research and development of new Cisco technologies.

Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer. He leads the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values...

Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher is Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Software and Services Group for Intel Corporation.

Eileen Evans
At-Large Director

Eileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Micro Focus, where she leads and
manages a team of 60-65 senior attorneys and professionals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Erica Brescia
At-Large Director

Erica Brescia is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bitnami. With over one million deployments per month, Bitnami provides the largest source of applications and development environments to the world’s leading...

Frank Fanzilli

Frank Fanzilli is a seasoned software veteran and advisor to early- and late-stage software companies. Previously, he held the post of Global Chief Information Officer and Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston.<...

Hiromi Wada

Hiromi Wada is a Co-director of the AV and ICT Development Center at the AVC Networks Company of Panasonic. She has been involved in the development and management of various products based on Linux for more than 20 years....

Hisao Munakata

Hisao Munakata, a Senior Director at Renesas, leads the company’s upstream Linux kernel development team.

Hisashi Hashimoto

Hisashi Hashimoto works with the Open Source Software Technology Center at Hitachi.

Hong-Seok Kim

Hong-Seok Kim is a Vice President at Samsung Electronics. He currently leads Samsung’s efforts for Tizen developer infrastructure and environment.

Jeff Garzik
Silver Director

A futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer, Jeff Garzik is Co-founder and CEO of Bloq, a blockchain enterprise software company and a member of Hyperledger.

Jessica Murillo

Jessica Murillo is Vice President, Open Systems Development at IBM.

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director

Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. As Executive Eirector of The Linux Foundation, he...

John Gossman

John Gossman is lead architect on Microsoft Azure, where he spearheads technical strategy and partnerships for Linux and open source technologies. He has driven strategic relationships with companies such as Red Hat, Docke...

Kenji Kaneshige

Kenji Kaneshige leads open source and Linux development work at Fujitsu and is the company’s representative to open source communities.

Nithya Ruff
At-Large Director

Nithya Ruff is the Senior Director for Comcast’s Open Source Strategy Practice. Most recently, she founded and managed Western Digital’s Open Source Office.

Peixin Hou

Peixin Hou is currently serving as the Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute, Huawei. He has been working in the software industry for over 20 years and has experience in operating...

Tsugikazu Shibata

Tsugikazu Shibata is a Senior Manager at NEC and has an extensive background in the development and management of proprietary operating systems, including work with mainframes and super computers.

Wim Coekaerts

Wim Coekaerts is Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle, reporting to the company’s Chief Corporate Architect. He is responsible for managing Oracle’s Linux strategy with a ded...