Claudia Kaiser was trained as bookseller. She lived in China for more than ten years, working as an editor for China Foreign Literature Publishing House and later started an agency. In 1998, she set up the German Book Information Centre by Frankfurt Book Fair in Beijing and was its first director. She moved on to United Nations Publishing in New York. She has been in the senior management of the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2003, General Manager of KITAB (Abu Dhabi International Book Fair) and head of the Cape Town Book Fair, just to name a few. She currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for the Frankfurt Book Fair, focusing on South East Asian and South Asian markets, and was the main driver in building the platform StoryDrive Asia in Singapore.