About us

We are an independent Swiss-based non-profit that oversees and supervises the advancement of Cardano. We are the legal custodians of the Cardano brand and we work with IOHK and EMURGO to ensure that Cardano is being developed and promoted as a secure, transparent, and accountable solution for positive global change. The Cardano Foundation sets the direction for decentralized economic empowerment, working with regulators in different jurisdictions to shape blockchain legislation and commercial standards, and empowering the Cardano community to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real-life problems.

Meet Our Team

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Board Members

Jillian MacNab


Mary Beth Buchanan

Board Member

Andreas Eschbach

Board Member

Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao

Board Member


Frederik Gregaard

Chief Executive Officer



Chief Wellbeing Officer

Lynn Gummow

Vice President of Legal Strategy and Operations

Amanda Rasch

Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jennifer Antao

Project Management Office Lead

Cherylle Schwizer

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Juliette Adelfang

People Operations Manager

Renagh Mooney

Global Communications Director

Dimitrios Gourtzilidis

Accounting Officer

Rita Mistry-Spada

Global Finance Director

Carina Zambelli

People Operations Coordinator

Enterprise Technology

Mel McCann

Vice President of Engineering

Jeremy Firster

Head of Partnerships and Executive Officer (XO)

Jide Fashola

Head of Technical Integrations

Steve Wagendorp

Director of Infrastructure

Sandro Knöpfel

Head of Financial and Regulated Institutions

John MacPherson

Exchange Relationships Manager

Michiel Bellen

Integrations Core Team Lead

Sebastian Bode

Metadata Tools Team Lead and Product Owner

Alex Maaza

Outreach Development Officer

Open Source

Dirk Hohndel

Chief Open Source Officer

Markets & Growth

David Taylor

Global Marketing Director

Sidney Vollmer

Head of Brand & Creative Strategies

Inês Botelho

Content Marketing Manager

Kristin Kuhn

Growth Marketing Manager

Pravin Narsing

Art Director / Designer

Community Team

Tommy Kammerer

Community Team Director

Andrew Charalambous

Community Manager - Japan

Denicio Mac Kenzie Bute

Community Manager - Netherlands

Georg Wellschmied

Community Manager - Germany