Lila Tretikov

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Lila Tretikov
Tretikov in 2014
Born (1978-01-25) January 25, 1978 (age 46)
Occupationformer Executive director of Wikimedia Foundation
EmployerWikimedia Foundation
AwardsStevie Awards

Lila Tretikov (Russian: Лайла Третиков; born January 25, 1978) was the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation from 2014 to 2016.[1] She is a specialist in software engineering.

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Tretikov was born in the former Soviet Union in 1978. She emigrated to America in 1994. She studied art and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.[2]

In May 2014, Tretikov was selected as the future executive director of Wikimedia Foundation, replacing Sue Gardner and took up the post on June 1, 2014.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jan-Bart De Vreede (May 1, 2014). "Announcing our new Executive Director: Lila Tretikov". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. Katherine Seligman (May 9, 2014). "The Woman To Run Wikipedia: Russian-born Former Cal Student Seen as "White Unicorn"". Archived from the original on 2014-08-24. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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