Team FairTube

Vanessa Barth

First Chairwoman


Works at IG Metall for more than 20 years. Together with Christiane Benner, the second chairwoman of IG Metall, she initiated the opening of IG Metall to platform workers, launched the FairTube project.


Sports, traveling, politics 

Christoph Krachten

Second Chairman


Co-Founder of the media company “Mediakraft”, organizer of “Video Days”, published several books for influencers, supports the team with his great expertise and knowledge as well as helps to solve problems YouTubers are facing.


Successful YouTuber (talks about science and research)

Mariya Vyalykh

Third Chairwoman, community management and social media, political work


Always happy to answer your questions!


Fitness, Instagram, learning languages and cultures

Robert Fuß

Founding member, works at IG Metall since 1991


Advises the team in its political work


Running, reading, playing chess

Berivan Usta

Administration manager & member support, on board since February 2021


Answers all questions regarding your membership, manages the back office


Going to the theatre and to comedy evenings, video editing

Laura Pagan

Problem Solver


Social Media professional, digital content strategies & analysis with a special focus on YouTube.


Travelling, films, online detective work

Elena Koplin

Student assistant, on board since August 2020


Supports the team in its political work, community management and social media


Sports, nature, sustainability

Johannes Höller

Lawyer, founding member


Supports and advises the team on legal issues, expert in platform work, employee rights and data protection


YouTube, vinyl records, motorcycling

Irina Kretschmer

Writer, founding member


Is working on platforms herself, supports and advises the team with her expertise in platform work and its working conditions


Reading, passionate author, hiking