About us

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. We are tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano and work to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future.

The Foundation facilitates the worldwide advancement of Cardano in enterprise applications. We develop infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthen operational resilience, and drive diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Another significant part of our mission is to engage with and support the Cardano community. The Foundation assists the development of tools the community can use to leverage Cardano to solve problems in new ways.

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

CEO Office

Amanda Rasch

Director of CEO Office

Anniina Eichenberger

Internal Operations Coordinator

Cherylle Schwizer

Executive Assistant & Office Manager


Rita Mistry-Spada

Global Finance Director

Fllajder Disha



John Wright

Senior Legal Counsel

Rafael Fraga

Associate Legal Counsel

Benjamin Bürgi

Regulatory Development Officer


David Taylor

Chief Marketing Officer

Renagh Mooney

Global Communications Director

Inês Botelho

Content Marketing Manager

Kristin Kuhn

Growth Marketing Manager

Pravin Narsing

Art Director / Designer

Elis Moormaa

Events Marketing Manager

Jennifer Antao

Project Management Office Lead

Sam Grant

Project Manager

Adrià Juanola Alpiste

DevOps Engineer

M. Àngels Jover Casasnovas

Senior Project Manager

Adriana Saramet

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Carina Zambelli

People Operations Coordinator

Ayan Mohamud

People and Culture Partner

Anthony Meyer

Project Manager


Jeremy Firster

Global Director of Enterprise Partnerships

David Perry

Senior Relationship Manager Financial Institutions

Sandro Knöpfel

Head of Financial and Regulated Institutions

Pierre Kaklamanos

Partnerships Manager

Rizwan Pabani

Enterprise Partnerships Manager

Alex Maaza

Outreach Development Officer

Engineering & Development

Lucas Rosa

Senior Software Engineer

Mel McCann

Vice President of Engineering

Jide Fashola

Head of Technical Integrations

Matthias Benkort

Technical Director of Open Source Development

Fabian Bormann

Team Lead Ecosystem Architecture and Engineering (EAE)

Jorge Navarro Bendicho

Junior Java Developer

Kartik Iyer

Integration Engineer

Marco Russo

Integrations Tools Team Lead

Michiel Bellen

Integrations Core Team Lead

Onur Görkem Özcan

Senior Blockchain Product Owner

Sebastian Bode

Director of Engineering

Thomas A. Mayfield

Team Lead Decentralized Trust and Identity Solutions (DTIS)

Reza Ramezan

Research and Education Lead

Satya Muntha

UI Tech Lead

Fergal O’Connor

Fullstack JavaScript Developer


Tommy Kammerer

Community Team Director

Andrew Charalambous

Community Manager - Japan

Denicio Mac Kenzie Bute

Community Manager - Netherlands

Georg Wellschmied

Community Manager - Germany

Markus Gufler

Technical Community Lead

Fillips Ickevics

Web Developer

Nicolas Cerny

Community Manager - Austria