Kristiane Backer is a TV presenter and journalist based in London with a pan-European career. At the age of 24, she became one of the leading presenters on MTV Europe, where she interviewed many major artists and musicians of her the time. She created her own youth show in Germany, ‘Bravo TV’, and presented a daily guide to culture and entertainment, 'The Ticket NBC', on NBC Europe. She later studied natural medicine, qualified as a homeopath and presented a health program on RTL. In 2009 she presented and produced the interfaith program ‘Matters of Faith’ for Ebru TV and has recently presented a travel show for Travel Channel Germany. She has also been awarded Germany’s most prestigious TV award, the Golden Camera, for her television work.
Today, Kristiane Backer hosts conferences and gala events throughout Europe, devoting herself to promoting dialogue and understanding between faiths and cultures. She has been nominated Global Ambassador for the Exploring Islam Foundation and was the face of the ‘Inspired by Muhammad’ campaign in the UK. Kristiane’s book From MTV to Mecca has been published in English, German and Dutch with Indonesian, Malaysian and Arabic editions forthcoming. Kristiane lives in London.