Kristian Kender has lived and worked in Beijing for more than 20 years and speaks fluent Mandarin. A graduate of both The Ohio State University and the Beijing Language Institute, Kristian has been involved in the Chinese media industry since 1996 when he started his career at Claydon Gescher Associates, a China
media focused law firm and consultancy.
Kristian joined CMM-I in 2003 as the head of its consulting practice where he was instrumental in building the China business for such clients as Sesame Workshop, National Geographic Films, ITV, All3Media, MGM and many more.
In 2015, Kristian took on the role of Managing Director.