About us

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, Swiss-based and non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain Cardano. Our mission is to anchor the Cardano blockchain as a baselayer for current and future financial and social systems, thus empowering the architects of the future. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve world 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

Andreas Pletscher

Chief Operating Officer

David Jornod

Chief Financial Officer

Nicolas Jacquemart

Chief Legal Officer


Amanda Rasch

Director of CEO Office

Jennifer Antao

Project Management Office Lead

Cherylle Schwizer

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

John Wright

Senior Legal Counsel

Juliette Adelfang

People Operations Manager

Rafael Fraga

Associate Legal Counsel

Renagh Mooney

Global Communications Director

Benjamin Bürgi

Regulatory Development Officer

M. Àngels Jover Casasnovas

Senior Project Manager

Rita Mistry-Spada

Global Finance Director

Adriana Saramet

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Carina Zambelli

People Operations Coordinator

Fllajder Disha


Enterprise Technology

Mel McCann

Vice President of Engineering

Jeremy Firster

Global Director of Enterprise Partnerships

Jide Fashola

Head of Technical Integrations

Steve Wagendorp

Director of Infrastructure

Fabian Bormann

Team Lead Ecosystem Architecture and Engineering (EAE)

Sandro Knöpfel

Head of Financial and Regulated Institutions

John MacPherson

Senior DeFi Relationship Manager (Americas)

Kartik Iyer

Integration Engineer

Michiel Bellen

Integrations Core Team Lead

Pierre Kaklamanos

Partnerships Manager

Sebastian Bode

Director of Engineering

Thomas A. Mayfield

Team Lead Decentralized Trust and Identity Solutions (DTIS)

Rizwan Pabani

Enterprise Partnerships Manager

Reza Ramezan

Research and Education Lead

Alex Maaza

Outreach Development Officer

Open Source

Matthias Benkort

Technical Director of Open Source Development

Markets & Growth

David Taylor

Chief Marketing Officer

Inês Botelho

Content Marketing Manager

Pravin Narsing

Art Director / Designer

Kristin Kuhn

Growth Marketing Manager

Community Team

Tommy Kammerer

Community Team Director

Andrew Charalambous

Community Manager - Japan

Denicio Mac Kenzie Bute

Community Manager - Netherlands

Georg Wellschmied

Community Manager - Germany

Fillips Ickevics

Web Developer

Nicolas Cerny

Community Manager - Austria