A political scientist by education, Torben Leif Brodersen has been the Director of German Franchise Institutes (DFI) since March 2011. The DFI is a highly specialized provider for Franchise know-how management and training in German-speaking countries. Starting well before and still in parallel, Mr. Brodersen is also the Director of German Franchise Association (DFV) since 9 years, which is the central representative of the German Franchise Sector. Mr. Brodersen has been a recognized speaker at many international conferences, also dealing with start-ups and has authored several articles in renowned publications. Mr. Brodersen is a graduate of Kiel and Berlin University.