Since May 2011 Hendrik Gerstung is in charge as Head of Corporate Communication for Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbh (GVL), a collecting society with 140,000 members worldwide. He is responsible for GVL´s external and internal communication. Before joining GVL, Hendrik Gerstung worked as Consultant for Scholz & Friends in Berlin and acted as economics- and culture-journalist in Abu Dhabi. He holds a diploma in German with focus on Journalism/Communication Studies since he completed his degree at Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg. Hendrik Gerstung was born in Essen in 1983 and lives in Berlin since 2008.