Silja Fischer (Germany)
Silja Fischer studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Foreign Languages Institute in Moscow. Ms Fischer joined the General Secretariat of the International Music Council in 1993 and served until 2002 as Executive Assistant to the Secretary General. She has since worked as Executive Director a.i., Operations Manager and Executive Officer, before she was appointed Secretary General of the IMC in April 2009. In this capacity, she is in charge of the day-to-day business, official representation as well as programme implementation.
The Secretary General is responsible for the execution of the decisions of the General Assembly and of the Executive Board and for the continuous realization of the IMC projects. He/she is responsible to the Executive Board for the IMC funds. He/she serves the membership in every possible way and provides it with sufficient information. He/she functions as secretary to the General Assembly, the Executive Board and the Directorate.