Who is Bernd Fesel ?

Bernd Fesel

Senior Adviser ECCE, organizer of the Forum d’Avignon-Ruhr (Germany), President of European Creative Business Network (Rotterdam)

Bernd Fesel studied Economics and Philosophy in Heidelberg and Bonn from 1983 to 1990 and graduated with an economist degree. Bernd Fesel lectured f.e. at the University Bonn and University of Arts Berlin (UdK). In 1990 he started his career in art market as co-owner of the Gallery Karin Fesel, becoming 1997 Managing Director of the German and then the European Gallery Association in Brussels. In 2003 he founded the Bureau for Cultural Policy and Economy and served as advisor of the German UNESCO Commission and the German Federal Foreign Office. Since 2009 he served as senior advisor at the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, since 2011 at the european centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund, www.e-c-c-e.com - a sustainable followup institution of RUHR.2010. In 2011 Bernd Fesel was elected chairman of the European Creative Business Network ( ECBN ) foundation in Rotterdam, www.ecbnetwork.eu.