Team

Everything connects in the business HQ. This is where the BMC directors sit. Supported by the board of trustees and supervisory board, this is where projects are conceptualised, events planned and day-to-day business optimised.

Olaf Gemse Kretschmar

(He/ Him)

CEO & Chairman

Olaf Kretschmar has joined the music business after studying philosophy and marketing in the early 90s and “co-invented the club culture in Berlin” (Berliner Zeitung April 2007). In 2007 he co-founded the Berlin Music Commission eG (BMC). Since 2008 he has been the Cluster Manager and since 2011 the CEO of the Berlin Music Commission. Later on, in 2009, Olaf Kretschmar was the initiator of the Berlin Music Week and a year later Chairman of the organizing committee of the Berlin Music Week. From 2010 to 2012, he also organized the campaign “Music Berlin 2020”, whose primary objective was the preparation and establishment of the Musicboard Berlin. In 2014 he established together with many colleagues of the BMC the so called competence center – music industry, is co-founder of the listen to berlin: Awards 2015 and the music business conference Most Wanted: Music 2014, for which he is still General Director today. In addition to his work on BMC’s board of directors, he is also involved in the “Jazzbeirat” Berlin, in the presidium of the “Landesmusikrat” and is chairman of “BV Pop”.

Luanny Tiago da Conceição

(She/ Her)

Chief Operating Officer

Eva Kiltz

(She/ Her)

Head of Finance

Tim Joppien

(He/ Him)

Project & Event Manager

Tim Joppien is responsible for MW:M Live and for international projects and supports the office with organisational and operational tasks and the planning and realisation of events.
Tim previously worked in the area of booking & management, as an assistant at Fritz Unsigned and has been involved in the organisation of various festivals on a voluntary basis for several years.

Isa Sander

(She/ They)

Community Manager & Project Lead musicBwomen*

Isa is Project Lead of the Berlin network musicBwomen* and Community Manager for Berlin Music Commission. She combines skills ranging from consulting, customer experience, project and communication management, as well as writing and illustration. With her MA in Gender Studies and expertise on structural barriers in music industries, she is committed to raising awareness about discriminations in the industry and actively changing the status quo. Isa previously worked for the Central Women’s Representative at Humboldt-University of Berlin, as a Community Manager for the online platform Wefugees, and was part of the FLINTA music collective GRRRL-NOISY. Her work is community-oriented and shaped by a passion for music as a nonbinary singer-songwriter. Having lived in New Orleans (US) and Melbourne (Aus), she has a talent for cultivating international connections. Isa highly enjoys discussing the connective power of music scenes, rewriting music history, and exchanging best practices in diversity and inclusion work with partner initiatives.This year, Isa participated in the EU-Project “L’Art en Contre” with project partners from Helsinki and Toulouse that focused on inclusion in culture industries. Moreover, the musicBwomen* team organized the first Music Women* Germany conference “Gender Equality Now! Wege zur geschlechtergerechten Musikbranche”, as well as a community-focused Networking Meetup as part of the leading music business conference Most Wanted: Music.

Emma Stoll

Project Assistant

Max Scherer

Project Assistant