• Board Of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees (BoT) is the approving body for decisions about the Foundation. Members are selected to represent diverse expertise from across multiple industries and geographies, ensuring that special interests - whether commercial, governmental, or otherwise - do not unduly influence decisions.

    Daniel Hardman

    ex-officio Trustee, chair TGB

    Switzerland

    Darrell O’Donnell

    ex-officio Trustee, chair I4A Council

    Ontario, Canada

    Dr. André Kudra

    Trustee

    Germany

    Jamie Stirling

    Trustee

    Ontario, Canada

    Line Kofoed

    Trustee, Secretary and Treasurer

    The Netherlands

    Lohan Spies

    ex-officio Trustee, Steward Council

    South Africa

    Marta Piekarska

    Trustee

    United Kingdom

    Philippe Page

    Trustee

    Switzerland

    Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

    Trustee, Vice-Chair

    India

    Stephen Curran

    Trustee, Chair

    British Columbia, Canada

  • Volunteers

    The Sovrin Foundation is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers and part-time staff who coordinate the important task of the Foundation.

  • Technical Governance Board

    The Technical Governance Board (TGB) is responsible for governing the technical design, architecture, implementation, and operation of the Sovrin Network as a global public utility for self-sovereign identity. The TGB charter has more details on how they accomplish this mission. One of the key tasks of the TGB is to review the technical qualifications of Steward candidates to ensure they meet the requirements and principles in the Sovrin Trust Framework.

    Avesta Hojjati

    Member

    Axel Nennker

    Member

    Daniel Hardman

    Chair

    Jan Camenisch

    Member

    Jason Law

    Member

    Markus Sabadello

    Member

    Marta Piekarska

    Co-chair

    Mike Bailey

    Member

    Sebastian Weidenbach

    Member

    Stephen Curran

    Member

    Steve McCown

    Member

    Nathan George

    Co-chair

The Sovrin Foundation is governed by three complimentary agreements:

Mission

The Sovrin Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to promote the concept of internet identity for all and to administer the Governance Framework governing the Sovrin Network, a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet. The Sovrin Network is operated by independent Stewards and uses the power of a distributed ledger to give every person, organization, and thing the ability to own and control their own permanent digital identity.

Ensure everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to the Sovrin Network and the utility it entails.
Support the infrastructure of the Sovrin Network by administering the Sovrin Trust Framework
Lead the open-source community effort that develops and builds the Sovrin protocol and the code that embodies it.
Recruit and assist Sovrin Stewards in operating the network
Lead thought and action in the advancement and acceptance of self-sovereign identity and the network on which it is built.