Dr Bettina Brinkmann has a broad expertise in international co-productions, business development and event management/production and is currently working as producer and consultant with various media companies and organzations. Parallel to this she is in the Steering board of a foundation. Before starting her own business, she worked in various executive roles in the media and marketing sector, covering a broad scope of responsibilities. She held management positions both within the private sector (Bertelsmann) and the public sector (ZDF) and at a multi-national organization (EBU) in Geneva where she was Head of TV. Ms Brinkmann studied at the University in Bochum and at the University in Düsseldorf and holds a PhD. She has continued advanced studies at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and is regularly giving lectures.