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Ina Keßler

Initiative Musik gGmbH
Managing Director
Ina acts as managing director of Initiative Musik gGmbH since February 2008 Germany’s public office for the funding and promoting of music export, artists, the music industry and live venues. From 2000 to 2008, she worked worldwide for Berlin’s federal business development agency for the creative industries, - especially in the fields of music, media, IT and fashion. Ina was born and raised in Cologne and studied in Aachen and Bonn. From 1990 to 2000 she was in charge of the media planning department at the City of Cologne. In 1995, she became deputy director of the media industry management unit at the office of Cologne’s chief municipal director. During that time, she also volunteered as managing chairman of the Zentrum für Interaktive Medien (Center for Interactive Media) in Cologne. Prior to that, she was active as a research associate in the audiovisual media center at the University of Cologne.