Christian Bräuer, born in 1971, Ph.D. in Political Science and banker by training, is CEO of Yorck-Kino GmbH and Programmkino Ost GmbH which are operating art cinemas within a tight alliance of 18 movie theatres and over 40 screens in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Dresden. He is president of the national association of art cinemas AG Kino – Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater e.V. Furthermore he is Vice-President of the international art cinemas and film festival network CICAE and Member of General Secretary of Europa Cinemas. Christian Bräuer represents the cinema industry in Presidium and is Member of Administrative Council as well as of European Affairs Committee at German Federal Film Board (FFA).