Lila_TretikovWikimedia Foundation has appointed Lila Tretikov as  its new executive director.  Sue Gardner, who has been the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation for the past seven years, will now hold an advisory role.

Ms. Tretikov was chief product officer at SugarCRM, in a previous role. She was with SugarCRM for eight years, and was formerly the company’s CIO and vice president of Engineering. Ms. Tretikov was born in the Soviet Union and moved to the United States as a teenager. She’s been working for technology companies, primarily in open source, in the Bay Area for the past 15 years. In 1999 she started her career at Sun Microsystems. Shortly afterwards she founded GrokDigital, a technology marketing company.

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