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Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors

Eclipse Foundation AISBL Board of Directors

Pradeep Balachandran IBM

Pradeep is Program Director for Eclipse Strategy and Development in IBM. Prior to this he was leading the Rational Software Development organization in IBM India. He has been in IBM Software division since 1995 via Rational Software acquisition and has an overall industry experience of 23 years in Software Engineering Tools development. He setup the first Eclipse open source development lab east of Europe, in Bangalore in 2008. In the course his career at Rational and IBM, he has built and led various product development teams, including products in the IBM Rational Collaborative Life-cycle Management (CLM) solution built on IBM Rational Jazz platform. He is a regular speaker in Conferences on Agile, DevOps, Open Source and Software Engineering. He is also actively involved in organizing various conferences as a member of the program committee. Pradeep has a Masters in Computer Science & Engineering.

BRYAN CHE Huawei Technologies Co., LTD.


James Eggleston European Space Agency


Gorkem Ercan Red Hat, Inc.

Gorkem Ercan is the architect for developer tools at Red Hat. Gorkem has experience working with a diverse range of technologies ranging from building IDEs to mobile phones. He is an avid contributor and supporter of open source. He is the project lead for Eclipse Thym project, and Eclipse JDT language server and a committer on various projects including Eclipse Che, Eclipse WTP Server, Eclipse JSDT, and Eclipse Theia. Gorkem is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council and he is one of the longest serving Eclipse commiters.

Steffen Evers Robert Bosch GmbH

Steffen Evers is director open source at Bosch.IO, where he leads the team that provides development services for open source software essential to the company and consults on strategy, community work, software management, and compliance processes in the area of OSS. For nearly 20 years, Steffen has researched, taught, and promoted open source development and supported various companies in the use of OSS to achieve their business objectives.


Wolfgang Gehring Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH

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Inspired by the Inner Source movement years ago, Dr. Wolfgang Gehring turned into an ambassador for Inner and Open Source and has been working on enabling and spreading the idea within Mercedes-Benz and its IT-subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation (until April 1st Daimler TSS). A software engineer by trade, Wolfgang's goal is to enable Mercedes-Benz to fully embrace FOSS and become a true Open Source company. He leads MBTI's FOSS Competence Group 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


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 CDT.cloud 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.

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.

Farah Papaioannou Contributing Member Representative


Torkild Resheim Contributing Member Representative

Torkild Ulvøy Resheim is a senior software engineer and part owner of Itema, a software consultancy based in Trondheim, Norway. As a contractor and consultant, he has helped companies use a wide range of Eclipse technologies for more than a decade. Most of this time has been spent on solutions for the semiconductor and marine/offshore sectors. Torkild founded the Trondheim Eclipse User Group in 2013 and has been participating in EclipseCon Europe Program Committee for the past few years. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council and on the Eclipse Science PMC.


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.

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 (https://github.com/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", opensource.com, and on Medium.

Jim Wright Oracle


Eclipse Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

Pradeep Balachandran IBM

Pradeep is Program Director for Eclipse Strategy and Development in IBM. Prior to this he was leading the Rational Software Development organization in IBM India. He has been in IBM Software division since 1995 via Rational Software acquisition and has an overall industry experience of 23 years in Software Engineering Tools development. He setup the first Eclipse open source development lab east of Europe, in Bangalore in 2008. In the course his career at Rational and IBM, he has built and led various product development teams, including products in the IBM Rational Collaborative Life-cycle Management (CLM) solution built on IBM Rational Jazz platform. He is a regular speaker in Conferences on Agile, DevOps, Open Source and Software Engineering. He is also actively involved in organizing various conferences as a member of the program committee. Pradeep has a Masters in Computer Science & Engineering.

Steffen Evers Strategic Foundation Board Representative

Steffen Evers is director open source at Bosch.IO, where he leads the team that provides development services for open source software essential to the company and consults on strategy, community work, software management, and compliance processes in the area of OSS. For nearly 20 years, Steffen has researched, taught, and promoted open source development and supported various companies in the use of OSS to achieve their business objectives.


Kenji Kazumura Strategic Foundation Board Representative

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.


Matthias Sohn Strategic Foundation Board Representative

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 (https://github.com/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.


Jim Wright Strategic Foundation Board Representative


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