Robbert Baruch (NL)
Robbert Baruch (Amsterdam, 1967) is Manager Public Affairs for Buma/Stemra, the Dutch collecting society for authors rights. He represents over 24.000 songwriters, composers and publishers across a variety of policy issues, including copyright, broadcasting and the future growth of the creative industries. He works in mainly in The Hague and across the EU and sometimes at WIPO in Geneva. Robbert is vice chair of the European Authors Societies Political Action Committee and vice chair of the (CISAC) Global Policy Committee. Robbert was previously senior lobbyist for the Dutch insurance industry and deputy mayor of the Rotterdam borough of Feijenoord. He played a fundamental role in the development and execution of Dutch, European and global lobbying strategies. Robbert studied political philosophy, public administration and theology in Leiden, Amsterdam and Jerusalem and lives in The Hague with his wife and three children. He tours on and off European roads on a BMW R 1200 GS A.