We are happy to announce that the recommendation phase for the President replacement role has been finalised. The following individuals have proposed their nominations, according to the new Nomination process. Included are their Manifestos and the timeline for the election for their role.

Note: This is election follows the new methodology that provides different timelines based on number and type of candidates.

President (Replacement)

Djamel Kherbi

Djamel Kherbi

Djamel's Manifesto


Recommendations for Djamel|closed

A kind person with a long love story and history with Joomla!, always open to all Joomlers! - Cyril Rezé

Because he's the best-prepared candidate to assume the presidency right now. - Kazuo Gomi Filho

Hugh Douglas-Smith

Hugh Douglas-Smith

Hugh's Manifesto


Recommendations for Hugh|closed

Experience! While I personally like both candidates, Hugh has the experience that I believe is required to fill this role and lead Joomla going forward. That experience is both inside Joomla in several rolls as well as on our board of directors but also years of executive level experience in the IT sector. - Alison Meeks

Hugh has been a big proponent of professionalization of the organization, from ensuring that we have qualified experienced people on leadership positions to reconsidering payment for certain positions with associated accountability. Focusing on recent history i have seen Hugh invested in the "professionalizing tract" at FFTF, I have his involvement in the data breach incident and his triggering and implementation of financial investigation and championing change in associated policy. Hugh is a business person who checks his political beliefs at the door and i have not see him act other that in the interest of the project. - Marco Dings

Having worked with both of the candidates during their time on the board, I highly recommend Hugh for the position of President. His professionalism will help the organisation to become more accountable and his business experience will help Joomla reach its goals. He has already proven his skills in helping to improve policies and has been very successful in bringing new sponsors to Joomla. - Jaz Parkyn



Election ballots form automatically closes on July 06, 2021 at 23.59 UTC.

Election’s timeline and methodologies

President Replacement Election

This election falls under the “New Department Coordinator / Officer Uncontested Empty Board Seat - Replacement Elections” scenario in which there is only one candidate that would be new in the role and the incumbent Board Member transitioned to another role or resigned.

Adjusted Timeline

Recommendations published & Ballots sent out
June 29 The Secretary publishes the recommendations received for each Candidate. Voting parties have seven (7) days to submit their preferences. Ballots shall also have the opportunity to vote for "None of the above".  
Ballots close July 06 Ballots automatically close at 23.59 UTC of the 7th day after the ballots are sent out.
Results announced / First Day in Office
July 07 The Secretary publishes the Elections Results announcement. The elected Candidate will start immediately serving as the Replacement for the remaining term of Office.

Communication Channels

Election channels will be opened in Glip for each role. These channels will allow department/community members to ask candidates questions regarding their manifestos in order to help them decide who to vote for.
The following Public Channels will be opened (Candidates will be added by the Secretary):

  • OSM-2021-PresidentReplacement-Channel

Voters (Officer Elections)

List of voters as of June 29, 2021|closed

  • Abdulkadir Shehu
  • Achilleas Papageorgiou
  • Ahmad Moussa
  • Alison Meeks
  • Alkaios Anagnostopoulos
  • Andrea Gentil
  • Anibal Sanchez
  • Anja de Crom
  • Anurag Kumar
  • Beat
  • Benjamin Trenkle
  • Carlos Camara
  • Chris Keen
  • Christiane Maier-Stadtherr
  • Claire Mandville
  • Claudia Weber-Lenck
  • David Jardin
  • David Neukirchen
  • David Opati Aswani
  • Davide Messia
  • Donata Kalnenaite
  • Donato Matturro
  • Fedir Zinchuk
  • Franciska Perisa
  • George Wilson
  • Giovanni Genovino
  • Hannes Papenberg
  • Hans Kuijpers
  • Hans van der Meer
  • Harald Leithner
  • Hugh Douglas-Smith
  • Ilagnayeru (MIG) Manickam
  • Jacob Waisner
  • Jaz Parkyn
  • Jennifer Gress
  • Jeroen Moolenschot
  • JM Simonet
  • Joe Sonne
  • Josean Telleria
  • Justine Ayebale Abunyanga
  • Justyna Michallek
  • Laura Gordon
  • Llewellyn van der Merwe
  • Luca Marzo
  • Luca Racchetti
  • Marc Widmann
  • Marco Dings
  • Marianela Queme
  • Mark Fleeson
  • Mark Lee
  • Mark W. Bender
  • Martijn Maandag
  • Mike Brandner
  • Nicola Galgano
  • Niels Braczek
  • Oh Martin
  • Olaf Offick
  • Patrick Jackson
  • Per Yngve Berg
  • Peter Martin
  • Philip Walton
  • Quy Ton
  • Rachel Walraven
  • Radek Suski
  • Richard Fath
  • Richard Gosler
  • Robert Deutz
  • Roland Dalmulder
  • Sander Potjer
  • Sandra Decoux
  • Sebastien Lapoux
  • Shirielle Williams
  • Shivam Rajput
  • Sigrid Gramlinger
  • Stefan Wajda
  • Stefan Wendhausen
  • Székely Dénes
  • Tobias Zulauf
  • Todd Woodward
  • Toivo Talikka
  • Tom Hutchison
  • Tom van der Laan
  • Troy Hall
  • Tuan Pham Ngoc
  • Vito Disimino
  • Viviana Menzel
  • Wilco Alsemgeest


Thank you!