Yoram Roth (born 1968 in Berlin, Germany) is a life-long entrepreneur with a focus on the culture, community, and hospitality sector. He has lived in New York and Los Angeles for over 20 years, and returned to his hometown in 2007.
Yoram is the Executive Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder in Fotografiska Holding AB. The firm was founded in Stockholm in 2011. Fotografiska owns and operates a growing number of museums with an emphasis on photography. Around the core mission of exhibiting leading photographers, Fotografiska Museums include restaurants with a culinary approach described as Sustainable Pleasure, curated retail, academy classes, bar and event spaces, and programming for the Fotografiska community members. Yoram leads the international expansion of the business to multiple cities across Europe and the United States, including Tallinn, New York, Berlin, as well as into China and Asia-Pacific.
Yoram is also Executive Chairman of NeueHouse, Inc, the private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators and thought leaders. With iconic buildings, timeless design, thought-provoking cultural experiences and elevated hospitality, NeueHouse reimagines the ideal environment for creative performance and cultural progress.
Yoram own and operates Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin-Mitte, the city’s best-known dance hall, and is a founding investor in the Genossenschaft für urbane Kreativität, which created the urban alternative development Holzmarkt, and Kater Blau, one of Berlin’s most beloved night clubs.
Yoram is the lead investor in two media companies. He is the Chairman of the Tip-Berlin Group, best known for its titles Tip Magazine as well ExBerliner Magazine, Berlin’s only lifestyle and event magazines. The company is undergoing a digital transformation and opening up additional business units. He is an investor in The Art Gorgeous, a publication platform at the intersection of art and fashion that produces branded events and experiences, and caters to its member community.
He is now also the CEO of Roth & Sohn GmbH, a Berlin-based company founded in 1966 by Eisig and Rafael Roth, Yoram’s grandfather and father respectively. Returning from Israel after having to flee Nazi Germany, the Roth family had hoped to regain control of its real estate properties that had been Arianized during the Third Reich. Unfortunately the properties were located in East Berlin, and thus were taken from the family a second time under the German Communist regime. Rafael Roth focused on office buildings for government entities and universities. Eisig Roth built cinemas and bowling lanes, and was an early investor in location-based entertainment.
From 1996 – 2002 Yoram was the Lead Investor of RightSpring Technology, a Los Angeles-based SaaS company that developed software for the commercial licensing and delivery of photographic image and music rights. At the time he was also CEO and Founder of Rotor Communications Technology, which created software enabling the production of talk shows and game shows. Both companies are back-end technology solutions for the creative industry.
In 1991, at the age of twenty-three Yoram founded his first business. D’Vision Records, one of Berlin’s seminal record labels, releasing over thirty albums across sub-genres including Techno, Drum & Base, and House music.
Yoram Roth completed his Business of Mass Communications studies at Fordham University in New York in 1989. During the same time he studied photography under Larry Fink. He has continued pursuing photography as an art practice, and is recognized as a major fine art nude photographer, though is currently on Sabbatical while focusing on his companies. Since 2012 his work is represented by Galerie Camera Work in Berlin, one of the leading photographic art galleries. He has published three photo books thus far, the last one Nudes in Steel through teNeues Publishing. Yoram actively collects fine art photography with an emphasis on staged imagery and unique productions.
Yoram Roth leads or supports a number of charitable organizations, including Taglit-Birthright, KCRW LA/Berlin, Human Rights Watch, and Be An Angel e.V.
He has three teenage sons.