Management and Team


Felix Falk

Managing Director
Phone: +49 30 240 87 79 0
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Felix has been Managing Director of game since 1 February 2018. In January 2017, he was appointed Managing Director of BIU, the German Games Industry Association. He oversaw the merger of the two associations BIU and GAME into game – the German Games Industry Association and assumed the position of Managing Director of the joint association for the German games sector. Prior to this role, Felix Falk was the Managing Director of Germany’s Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) from 2009 to 2016. As vice-chairman of the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) during this period, he was jointly responsible among other things for the global rating standard for online games and apps. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Head of Office for Monika Griefahn, Chairwoman of the Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs within the German Bundestag. In this capacity, Felix Falk was also responsible for the topic of computer games, and oversaw, among other things, the creation of the Deutsche Computerspielpreis, the most important german computer games award, which were passed by the Bundestag in 2008 and were presented for the first time in 2009.


Sebastian Broch

PA Consultant
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While completing his Bachelor’s degree in social sciences and his Master’s degree in empirical social research at the University of Cologne, Sebastian was active in politics, working for, among others, members of the state parliament and the German Bundestag. He also gained insight into the private sector while serving as a consultant for various companies and working as a freelance film producer. Sebastian draws on this multifaceted experience in his position as a Consultant for Public Affairs at the game.


Thorsten Hamdorf

Head of Marketing, Market Research & Services
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After completing a degree in business administration with a focus on marketing and international management, Thorsten held managerial positions in marketing, product management and business development at various companies in the games and film industries. At the game, he is responsible for market research, marketing and member support.


Claudia Hartwig

Office Management
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Claudia has many years of experience as an assistant, including with games industry publishers such as Frogster Online Gaming, Gameforge and Aeria Games. She is the beating heart of the association and the person to talk to in all matters relating to office organisation. As such, she is responsible for office management at the game and serves as the assistant to the management.


Dr. Christian-Henner Hentsch

Legal Counsel
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After completing degrees in law and history in Freiburg and Bonn, Henner served as a legal advisor to the vice chair of the CDU/CSU faction in the German parliament, covering the areas of copyright law and other fields of commercial law. He subsequently represented the interests of radio and television stations and newspaper and magazine publishers on behalf of the collecting society VG Media. He serves as a lecturer at the Kölner Forschungsstelle für Medienrecht (Cologne Research Institute for Media Law). At the game, he is responsible for legal issues.


Oliver Krakenbürger

Marketing Assistant
Telefon: +49 30 240 87 79 0
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After his studies in English and History Oliver spent several years as a coordinator for Segway tours in Berlin and completed his extra-occupational degree in business administration. Now he brings in his operative experience and his long-standing passion for Games as the game’s marketing assistant.


Stephanie Lang

Manager Services & Funding
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Stephanie worked in media funding at MFG Baden-Württemberg for five years. She was subsequently responsible for regional funding at the Digital Content Fund (DCF) for four years. At the game, she serves as a project manager for developers, and is also an expert on all issues of funding.


Martin Puppe

Head of PR
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Directly after completing his degree in political science, Martin began a PR traineeship in the media department at Bitkom, Germany’s digital association / the German Federal Association for Information Technology. As a trainee and subsequently as a consultant, he was responsible among other things for games, consumer electronics and apps. At the game, he is responsible for public relations.


Sabine Saeidy-Nory

Sabine Saeidy-Nory (BIU)PR Consultant
Phone: +49 30 240 87 79 0
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After completing her Master’s degree in literature and media at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Sabine took on a PR traineeship in the media relations department at the Düsseldorf branch of the technology company IBM. During this two-year traineeship, she was responsible for issues such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things/Industry 4.0, cognitive computing and the connected car. Sabine currently contributes her extensive experience in media and IT to the game as a Consultant in Public Relations.


Maren Schulz

Maren Schulz (BIU)Head of PA
Phone: +49 30 240 87 79 0
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As of October 2017 Maren holds the game’s position of Head of PA. Preceding that she held a communications role at the TV and radio trade association VPTR , where she arrived after stopovers at a business law firm, a real estate trade association and the radio group REGIOCAST. Apart from her studies in law and PR traineeship, Maren was able to gather political experience on a federal and state level.


Lars Vormann

Head of gamescom & events
Phone: +49 30 240 87 79 0
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Having trained as a wholesale and retail salesperson (German Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Lars Vormann started off as the Managing Director of his own company in the area of street promotion. This was followed by various positions as a project manager and booth manager in the area of trade fairs and events, among other things at the Games Convention and at gamescom. He worked for a number of games industry customers such as Activision, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Mad Catz. He worked for Microsoft on the launch of the Xbox 360, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In the past two years, he oversaw and organised the entire Activision booth appearance at gamescom.


Timm Walter

Timm Walter (game)Manager gamescom & Events
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Gregory Wintgens

Gregory Wintgens (BIU)Manager Marketing & eSports
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Gregory served as Senior Marketing and PR Manager for the mobile games provider Gameloft for five years. Prior to this, he gained three years of experience in eSports at Turtle Entertainment. At the game, Gregory manages the association’s marketing activities and partnerships as well as the eSports.game network.