Hochschullehrer / Rechtsanwalt
Malte Behrmann is a professor and independent attorney based in Berlin. He teaches management, communication and law at BBW Hochschule Berlin, the largest private business school (Fachhochschule) in the city.
After law studies in Bonn and Munich, Malte pursued Audiovisual Communication Management at Valenciennes University in France. He holds a PHD in Media Science from the University of Berlin (Humboldt-University). Malte has led legal & development affairs at Pix.Co, a Korean animation studio, and co-founded the German National Association of Game Developers (www.game-bundesverband.de). He served there as political director for seven years. As General Secretary of the European Game Developer Federation (www.egdf.eu), he then represented game development issues to EU institutions for more than 10 years. Malte participated in this time in six EU research projects, most lately www.mobilegamearch.eu to support the European Game developers in the transition of the digital shift. His main political achievements are public funding for game development in Germany and Europe, e.g. through the MEDIA and Horizon 2020 programs and the cultural recognition of the games sector (e.g. Deutscher Computerspielpreis). He has also actively moderated the digital shift within the industry from retail to online and to mobile from a developer perspective. He is supporting currently EGDF with his consultancy www.game-farm.de.
Malte is author of two books and publishes regularly in trade magazines. Besides his legal and university work, Malte lectures regularly at Games Academy in Berlin and Valenciennes University. Malte has given more than 300 presentations and key notes on all major game development conferences worldwide. More info at his personal webpage www.malte-behrmann.de and his public archive www.developerfont.com.
EGDF is the trade body of European game developers, representing European game developer organizations to the European institutions and provide best practice exchange. For more info: www.egdf.eu.
BBW Hochschule is the largest private busienss school in Berlin (Fachhochschule): www.bbw-hochschule.de
Game Farm GmbH is the company of Malte Behrmann concentrating currently on issues concerning public and international affairs within the game and media ecosystem: www.game-farm.de