Irene Braam joined the Bertelsmann Foundation (North America), Inc. as Executive Director in April 2016. She is also the first vice president and board director of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Since joining the Bertelsmann Foundation she has overseen the transformation from a traditional Washington think tank to a pioneer in tackling complicated policy issues on film. During that time, she executive produced over 12 documentary films. Irene is an experienced lawyer and media expert, and worked for over ten years with the Bertelsmann company. She began as director of government relations of the Brussels Liaison Office in 2005 and became senior vice president of government relations in 2011. After studying law at Maastricht University, the Dutch native began her professional career in the music industry. Irene was head of international, legal and business affairs at Naïve Records in Paris, in charge of business development for Midbar Tech Ltd. in Tel Aviv, and served as both director of public policy and government affairs, and director of legal and business affairs at the Universal Music Group in London and Brussels.
Updated October 2020
More from Irene Braam
TRACES films made available to educators across Germany
On February 22, the Bertelsmann Foundation's educational blog Schule21, reaching over 2,000 education professional each month, published an article written by Humanity in Action's Film Team about the documentary project "Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve." From March 7, the three films of the trilogy are also available on MUNDO, the open educational media library of the 16 German federal states.
Humanity in Action Releases Animated Documentary 'Voices in the Void' on YouTube
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943, Humanity in Action is pleased to announce that its short animated documentary Voices in the Void is now available online on YouTube.
Danish Embassy in Israel Launches Voices in the Void Educational Project
We are thrilled to announce that the Danish Embassy in Israel has launched an educational project based on our animated short film "Voices in the Void".
Humanity in Action's Two Trees in Jerusalem selected for Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival
Humanity in Action is happy to announce that its animated short film Two Trees in Jerusalem is an official selection for the Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival. The 21st edition of the annual festival takes place from June 19-July 22, 2022.
‘Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve’ World Premiere & Talk 03 May 2022
Humanity in Action is proud to invite you to the first-ever screening of its animated documentary trilogy, ‘Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve’. The screening and following Q&A will be part of the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, taking place from April 29-May 5, 2022.
The Next Generation Voices: Transatlantic Virtual Roundtable
Four Humanity in Action Senior Fellows and changemakers who narrated the New Generation Voices video series participate in a virtual event discussing global challenges that face all future generations.
Humanity in Action's My Father's War wins Best Animation Film award at the Cannes Shorts Festival
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "My Father's War" has won the award for the best animation film at the Cannes Shorts Festival.
Humanity in Action's Two Trees in Jerusalem selected for the Miami Jewish Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "Two Trees in Jerusalem" is an official selection for the esteemed Miami Jewish Film Festival. The festival will take place between January 13-27 2022.
Humanity in Action's Voices in the Void selected for the Hayah International Short Film Festival of Panama
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "Voices in the Void" is an official selection for the Hayah International Short Film Festival of Panama. This year, the program was available in person in the Cinépolis El Dorado theater in Panama.
Humanity in Action's Voices in the Void selected for LA Shorts International Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce that our animated short film "Voices in the Void" is an official selection for the American LA Shorts International Film Festival. This year, the program was available online, streaming on demand virtually from July 1 to July 31.