Grégory Engels

Grégory Engels
Gregory Engels April 2012.jpg
Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International
In office
15 April 2012 – 13 March 2014
Serving with Lola Voronina (2012-2013)
Vojtěch Pikal (2013-2014)
Preceded bySamir Allioui
Marcel Kolaja
Succeeded byMaša Čorak
Koen de Voegt
In office
18 April 2010 – 13 March 2011
Serving with Jerry Weyer
Preceded bySamir Allioui
Succeeded bySamir Allioui
Marcel Kolaja
Personal details
Born (1976-11-01) 1 November 1976 (age 45)
Moscow, RSFSR
NationalityGermany
Political partyPirate Party Germany
Alma materGoethe University Frankfurt
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Grégory Engels (born 1 November 1976) is a German politician and activist. He has served three terms as Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International, and is also the Commissioner for International Cooperation within Pirate Party Germany.

Early life and education

Engels was born in Moscow, Russia.

Political career

Pirate Party Germany

Since 2009, Engels has been a member of Pirate Party Germany, and since November 2009 he has been the International Coordinator within the party. He is currently the Commissioner for International Cooperation.[1]

Engels was elected to the Offenbach am Main city council representing the Pirate Party in the 2011 German local elections and re-elected in 2016. Engels in his first term served as the leader of the Pirate Party Germany group on the city council.

Pirate Parties International

Engels was elected as the first Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International in April 2010, alongside Luxembourgian Jerry Weyer. He continued in this role until the 2011 conference. Engels was re-elected as a Co-Chair in April 2012, this time serving alongside Russian Lola Voronina. Engels was re-elected for a third term in 2013, serving alongside Czech Vojtěch Pikal. This means Engels has served the longest uninterrupted tenure as Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International, which is two years.

From 2014 to 2015, Engels served as a Boardmember, and since July 2015, he has been an Alternate Boardmember, that can fill vacancies in the Board when they arise. In November 2019 he became Vice Chair.

Personal life

Engels can speak English, German and Russian fluently. He is currently the CEO of Kompurity, a business partner of IBM.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Uber Gregory Engels". Piratenpartei Deutschland (in German). Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Gregory Engels". Admin Camp. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
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