The Web3 Foundation, the organization steering the development of the Polkadot blockchain protocol, has appointed Fabian Gompf as its new CEO. Gompf brings a wealth of experience in the web3 industry and a profound understanding of Polkadot, positioning him to play a pivotal role in strengthening the Polkadot ecosystem.
Dr. Gavin Wood, the founder of the Web3 Foundation and the visionary behind Polkadot and Kusama, expressed enthusiasm for Gompf’s appointment. He stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Fabian into this new role. Fabian’s deep experience and understanding of Polkadot and the web3 space will be an incredible asset as the Foundation renews its focus on cutting-edge technology and building and supporting a vibrant Polkadot ecosystem.”
Gompf’s journey to the role of CEO has been marked by significant contributions to the Polkadot ecosystem. He previously served as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Web3 Foundation. Until 2022, he played a pivotal role in creating and launching the Polkadot network while serving as the VP of Ecosystem Development at Parity Technologies.
In response to his appointment, Fabian Gompf conveyed his excitement, stating, “It is an honor to take on this new role at the Web3 Foundation at a pivotal time as we work to expand the reach of the Foundation. I look forward to collaborating with the Polkadot community to embark on this exciting journey towards a more transparent and user-controlled internet.”
As part of his transition to CEO, Gompf expressed gratitude to outgoing CEO Bertrand Perez, acknowledging his legacy of strong leadership, which provides a solid foundation for the future path of the Web3 Foundation. Bertrand Perez will continue his involvement with the foundation in an advisory capacity.
The appointment of Fabian Gompf signifies the Web3 Foundation’s commitment to advancing Polkadot and reinforcing its position as a prominent player in the web3 and blockchain space.
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