OGC Board of Directors


The OGC Board of Directors represents leadership from many disciplines and regions of the world. OGC Directors are dedicated to achieving the OGC vision, providing their professional expertise to the advancement of Consortium objectives. OGC Directors serve as individuals representing the needs of their sectors - they do not represent their organizations of employment. Click on any of the names below for more detail on our Board members.

The OGC Board has also created the OGC Global Advisory Council as a committee of the board to function as a non-executive, "blue-ribbon" panel positioned to advise OGC concerning its global outreach and organizational strategies. This team is comprised of leaders in infrastructure development, government and industry who will help shape and focus regional activities throughout the world.

OGC Board of Directors (click for LinkedIn Profile): 

  • Nadine Alameh - CEO at OGC 
  • Rudi Ernst - CEO/CTO at PIXIA Corp 
  • John Fratamico - Chief Technology Officer (Emeritus) at Leidos  
  • Steve Hagan - Vice President Development at Oracle Corporation
  • Jeff Harris - Chairman of the OGC Board of Directors, Consultant to industry and the US Government
  • Chris Holmes - SVP, Product Architecture at Planet
  • Sanjay Kumar - CEO at Geospatial Media and Communications
  • Bart De Lathouwer - President at OGC
  • Kumar Navulur - Senior Director of Global Strategic Programs at DigitalGlobe
  • Ed Parsons - Geospatial Technology Evangelist at Google
  • Jeff Peters - Director, Global Business Development, Director of Federal Programs at ESRI
  • Faraz Ravi - Fellow & Director, OEM Partnerships, Reality Modeling at Bentley
  • François Robida - Deputy Director at BRGM - Infrastructures and Digital Services
  • Velu Sinha - Partner at Bain & Company
  • Eric Souléres - SVP Head of Engineering Operations & Quality Communication, Intelligence and Security at Airbus Defence and Space
  • Frank Suykens - CTO Platforms at Hexagon Geospatial
  • Chris Tucker - Principal at Yale House Ventures
  • Rob van de Velde - Director at Geonovum
  • Geoff Zeiss - Principal at Between The Poles
  • Jen Ziemke - Associate Professor of International Relations at John Carroll University


Directors Emeritus:
Director Emeritus is a title reserved by the OGC board for the following retired directors whose enduring interest and participation in OGC activities qualifies them for this advisory and honorary role.

  • Dr. Robert W. Corell - Principal at Global Environment and Technology Foundation
  • Joanne Isham - President at Isham Associates, LLC
  • Dr. Mike Jackson - Research Chair, Geospatial Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Dr. R. Siva Kumar - CEO NSDI & Head NRDMS Division
  • Jeff Labonté - Director, Geoconnections Programs and Chair of the Canadian Federal Inter-Agency Committee on Geomatics
  • Jack Pellicci - President at Lancer Information Solutions
  • Mark Reichardt - Director, Strategic Opportunities (Former President and CEO) at OGC
  • David Schell - Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of OGC