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Eclipse Foundation AISBL Board of Directors

Bryan Che Huawei Technologies Co., LTD.

Bryan Che is Chief Strategy Officer at Huawei. There, he leads Huawei’s vision and strategy across its overall businesses and portfolio, which spans mobile and consumer electronics, telecommunications, enterprise IT, and cloud.

Bryan has tremendous experience building new enterprise businesses and open source technologies. Prior to joining Huawei in China, Bryan spent over 15 years at Red Hat in the US, where he was the general manager of their cloud business and also led overall product strategy across the company. As an American expat employed in China who has traveled 3 million miles to over 40 countries, Bryan has worked extensively with many customers and partners around the world.

Bryan graduated with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT.

Hendrik Ebbers Contributing Member Representative

Hendrik Ebbers is a Java Champion, a member of JSR expert groups, and JavaOne Rockstar. He is the founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations in user groups and at conferences worldwide. Hendrik is a member of the Jakarta WG and the Adoptium WG. In 2022 Hendrik founded OpenElements to positively impact open source software and the open source community. The main goal of OpenElements is to strengthen open collaboration. For Hendrik, this includes helping companies to use and introduce more OSS by supporting them to set up an open source programming office (OSPO) or providing custom consulting for open source projects like Eclipse Adoptium. Next to Eclipse-related projects, Hendrik contributes to other OSS. He is a core committer of the Hedera Hashgraph, the only open source public ledger written in Java. Here, Hendrik helps Hedera and SwirldsLabs create secure, fast, and reliable components using open source standards, components, and well-known workflows.

James Eggleston European Space Agency

James Eggleston works for the European Space Agency, at the European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany. He is the Head of Data Systems Infrastructure Section in the Mission Operations Data Systems Division.

James’ section is responsible for the evolution and maintenance of Ground Data Systems infrastructure for Mission Operations, which includes software for Spacecraft Monitoring and Control, Mission Planning, Data Analytics and Distribution, Mission Simulation and Mission Preparation, as well as supporting the processes and tooling required to create and deliver the solutions for internal customers and ESA member states. The current tool stack involves the use of many open-source products, including Eclipse’s projects such as RCP, RAP, EMF, XText, Sirius, and others.

ESA shapes and develops the space capability of its Member States, necessarily demanding inclusion of new features and technologies – which can conflict with the mission desires of re-using a stable and flight proven infrastructure that is available for decades. The use of open-source solutions is a key enabler to ensure long term availability and great stability for the ESA systems.

Wolfgang Gehring Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH

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Dr. Wolfgang Gehring is an Ambassador for Open and Inner Source and has been working on enabling and spreading the idea within the Mercedes-Benz Group AG and its IT subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation (MBTI). A software engineer by trade, Wolfgang’s goal is to help enable Mercedes-Benz to fully embrace FOSS and become a true Open Source company. He has a passion for communities, leads MBTI’s Open Source Program Office, and is a member of the Mercedes-Benz FOSS Center of Competence.

In his free time, Wolfgang likes to engage in conversations about soccer and is a passionate traveler and scuba diver. He calls Albert Einstein's birth city of Ulm his home in Southern Germany.

Sébastien Gérard CEA LIST

Sébastien Gérard is director of research at CEA and he is leading the LISE laboratory (Laboratory of Model Driven Engineering for Embedded Systems) at CEA LIST. Working on research issues related to complex and critical system and software design for more than 15 years, his research interests include correct-by-construction specification and design of complex systems, model-based engineering of complex systems, and visual modeling language engineering. He is the CEA representative at Object Management Group (OMG) for more than 15 years. In particular, he is the chair of the MARTE standardization task force. He is also leading the open source project, Papyrus, the UML modeling tools of Eclipse.

In 1995, he has a diploma in mechanics and aeronautics from the ENSMA high-school, in 2000 he obtained a PhD diploma in Computer Science from the Evry university and in 2013 he got his “habilitation à diriger des recherches” diploma in the domain of computer science from the Orsay Univiersity.

Robert Hilbrich Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Dr. Robert Hilbrich works as a manager for simulation and modeling at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin, Germany. He is a computer scientist and started his research career in the field of developing safety-critical real-time systems at the Fraunhofer research institutes FIRST and FOKUS. Since he joined the German Aerospace Center in 2015, he is responsible for the development of the traffic simulation suite Eclipse SUMO. In 2019 Robert also founded a startup, the Consultancy for Engineers GmbH, where he is employed as managing director in addition to his role at the German Aerospace Center.

Etienne Juliot OBEO

Etienne Juliot is co-founder and vice president of Obeo, a software editor focused on Model Driven solutions. He is a senior software architect with a strong experience in IT and embedded systems architecture. He is involved in several Eclipse projects (Sirius, Acceleo, EMF Compare, SCA, UML Generators, Mylyn, ...) and is a steering committee member for PolarSys.

Finally, Etienne manages international and strategic collaborations with large companies on system engineering and enterprise architecture needs. Follow @ejuliot on Twitter.

Kenji Kazumura Fujitsu Limited

Kenji Kazumura is Senior Professional Engineer at Fujitsu Limited in Japan. After more than five years experience of the compiler development he has been working with Java for the enterprise mission critical systems. Now he is in charge of Fujitsu middleware products such as Interstage Application Server.

He has a lot of experience to optimize the several huge enterprise applications, specifically in the field of mobile communication and financial service, in order to run with high performance and reliability. These systems contribute a great deal to the social infrastructures in Japan. He is also now working to make the cloud environment be more useful with the container and microservices architecture technologies.

Matthew Khouzam Committer Board Representative

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Matthew Khouzam has been using Eclipse tools since the Callisto release and has been a committer on Eclipse projects for 10 years, with almost 5,000 reviews to his name. He is the product manager for Eclipse Theia, OpenVSX, Eclipse Trace Compass within Ericsson and co-lead for the Eclipse Trace Compass Incubator. Matthew is also co-lead of the project. He is a technology enthusiast, especially in the field of performance engineering. In the copious amounts of free time he has left, he is a husband, a father, and enjoys cooking, biking and woodworking. He is also a budding doodler and has been co-developing a game in his remaining spare time.

Matthew has worked in academia and industry, coordinating between large and small companies as well as university research labs.

Finally, he is a great big nerd. He will gladly broach any subject if the other side brings enthusiasm.

Shelley Lambert Committer Board Representative

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Shelley is a software engineer at Red Hat. She is a PMC member at Eclipse Adoptium and serves as project lead and committer on several Eclipse projects. She is deeply committed to create environments where everyone has opportunities to learn and grow. A great deal of her time is spent ensuring the projects she is responsible for are flourishing, which includes actively engaging new and first-time open source contributors.

Johannes Matheis Contributing Member Representative

Dr. Johannes Matheis is a Senior Manager at Vector Informatik GmbH, a company supporting manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and related industries with tools, software, and services for developing embedded systems. He currently leads the software development group of PREEvision. Johannes graduated with a diploma in Computer Science in 2004, and while working as a developer at the start-up Aquintos he subsequently completed his PhD at KIT (Karlsruher Institute for Technology). His areas of special interest include "model-based software engineering" and software development in Java. Since September 2021 he has served as a steering committee member on the Eclipse IDE WG.

Ed Merks Committer Board Representative

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and co-leads the Eclipse Modeling project along with Rich Gronback from Borland.  He is a coauthor of the authoritative book EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework which is nearing completion of a second edition. He is interested in all aspects of Eclipse modeling and its applications.  He is well recognized for his dedication to the Eclipse community, posting literally thousands of newsgroup answers each year.  He is also an active blogger.  He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser Univeristy.  His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.

Andreas Nauerz Robert Bosch GmbH

Andreas has studied Computer Science and Law and holds a PhD in the former.

Today, he is a Member of the Board and CTO & EVP of Bosch Digital, which is Bosch's internal IT unit supporting the digitization of all of its business units with technical and digital services. In this role, he is responsible for Products and Innovations. Prior to his, he was first the VP and later the CEO & CTO of Bosch.IO, where he was leading a global interdisciplinary expert organization driving Bosch's (A)IoT strategy. In this role, he was responsible for the development of the Bosch's IoT Suite, forming the basis on which Bosch and its customers build IoT solutions incorporating Bosch's cross-domain industry know-how and connecting millions of sensors & devices. Andreas joined Bosch in 2019 at Corporate Research.

Before having joined Bosch, Andreas has been working for IBM's Cloud division, where he was a Program Director (OM) & Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), primarily for IBM's serverless solution IBM Cloud Functions, where he was responsible for managing the product. He was one of the key faces behind Apache OpenWhisk & IBM Cloud Functions.

Overall, Andreas has hold various lead positions in the field of software architecture & development and acted as the head of multiple research groups. He is a recognized software architect and one of the experts in the fields of cloud & serverless computing as well as AI, ML, and IoT.

Tom Ritter Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Dr. Tom Ritter has been Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS since 2019. His main areas of interest are model-driven software engineering, the development of software tools, software development processes, infrastructures for tool integration and the consideration of quality throughout the entire development and life cycle of a system. Tom Ritter also participated in standardization activities and is co-author of books on components and services. He regularly provides his expertise in lectures and seminars as well as at conferences and workshops.

Ian Robinson IBM

Dr. Ian Robinson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Application Platform, which includes IBM’s Java, Liberty and WebSphere technologies. He has more than 30 years’ experience working in distributed enterprise computing across product development, open standards, and open source. Ian is a steering committee member of the Jakarta EE WG and has IBM team members participating in numerous Eclipse runtime and tools projects including MicroProfile, Adoptium, OpenJ9, Equinox, OSGi and Eclipse JDT.

Matthias Sohn SAP SE

Matthias is a product owner and open source enthusiast. He leads the EGit and JGit projects and contributes to Gerrit Code Review. He also worked on Spark and Kafka and recently started contributing to Gardener ( enabling Kubernetes to manage Kubernetes clusters on a large scale. He is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Matthias works as a product owner for SAP Cloud Platform and leads its git team.

He holds a PhD and diploma degree in Experimental Physics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Gunnar Wagenknecht Contributing Member Representative

Gunnar Wagenknecht is a software specialist at Salesforce. In his past career he lead Open Source programs, managed engineering teams, worked on great products, and architected and managed the operation of a distributed, multi-tenant SaaS platform serving millions of transactions each day.

He also is a prolific contributor with many years of experience in the Eclipse Open Source Community where he has been awarded with the Lifetime Contribution Award.

Apart from software and computers he loves chatting about travel, fishing, DIY projects and other things that matters.

Stephen Walli Microsoft Corp.

Stephen R. Walli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Office of the CTO

Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards diplomat. He has worked in the IT industry since 1980 as both customer and vendor, working with open source for 25+ years. He blogs about open source and software business at "Once More unto the Breach",, and on Medium.

Jim Wright Oracle

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