Protect, promote and advance the development of the Kotlin programming language

The Kotlin Foundation is a nonprofit nonstock corporation registered in the state of Delaware, USA.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by the Board of Directors that makes all decisions by voting. The Board appoints the Lead Language Designer and the members of the Language Committee

Maxim Shafirov

JetBrains

Roman Elizarov

JetBrains

Grace Kloba

Google

Anwar Ghuloum

Google

President

Elected by the Board of Directors. The President acts as the chief officer of the Foundation and supervises its affairs and operations.

Maxim Shafirov

JetBrains

Secretary

The Secretary keeps record of all meetings of the Board and its committees, and keeps track of membership and notices to the members, directors and third parties.

Jeffrey van Gogh

Google

Lead Language Designer

This Lead Language Designer is in charge of all decisions regarding the development of the project and evolution of the language. The Foundation appoints the Lead Language Designer, but does not directly make decisions about the course of the project.

Roman Elizarov

JetBrains

Language Committee

A special Language Committee appointed by the Foundation reviews the changes proposed by the Lead Language Designer and has the power to reject incompatible changes or require certain deprecation procedures to be carried out.

Roman Elizarov

JetBrains

Jeffrey van Gogh

Google

Trademark Committee

The Trademark committee is responsible for managing the proper use of the Kotlin trademark, which includes its general purpose use as outlined by the Trademark Usage Guidelines, as well as handling specific use-cases that may fall out of the norm. The trademark committee reports directly to the Foundation’s board of directors albeit mostly has autonomy on matters regarding trademark.

Hadi Hariri

JetBrains

Jan Cichy

JetBrains

Alina Dolgikh

JetBrains

Hilary Richardson

Google

Dashiell Renaud

Google

Isabella Fiterman

Google

Operating Committee

The operating committee goal is to ensure the functioning of the Kotlin Foundation by executing different operational tasks. The operating committee reports directly to the Foundation’s board of directors.

Jeffrey van Gogh

Google

Hadi Hariri

JetBrains

John Pampuch

Google

Egor Tolstoy

JetBrains

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