Grégory Engels

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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 42)
Moscow, Russia
Political partyPirate Party Germany
Alma materGoethe University Frankfurt

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[edit]

Engels was born in Moscow, Russia, on 1 November 1976. From 1995 to 2001 studied Physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Political career[edit]

Pirate Party Germany[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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


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