NEWS published on 07 Dec 2012 • Department / Unit Communications

EBU Executive Board elected

Geneva, 7 December 2012

The EBU General Assembly has elected nine members to the Executive Board for a two-year mandate starting from January 1, 2013.

The vote took place on the second and final day of the Winter Assembly, which was attended by more than 150 senior public service media executives representing 40 countries.

The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body within the EBU and meets twice annually.

The board will continue to be led by Jean-Paul Philippot, RTBF (Belgium), and Claudio Cappon, RAI, (Italy) who were re-elected at the Summer General Assembly in Strasbourg to the posts of President and Vice-President respectively for 2013–2014.

The full EBU Executive Board, elected from a candidacy of 15, for the 2013-14 term is: 

President  
Jean-Paul Philippot  (RTBF/Belgium)
Vice-President  
Claudio Cappon (RAI/Italy)

 

Members  
Cilla BENKÖ (SR/Sweden)
Petr FEDOROV (RTR/Russia)
Faïçal Rachid LARAÏCHI (SNRT/Morocco)*
Roger MOSEY (BBC/UK)
Remy PFLIMLIN (FT/France)
Andrzej SIEZIENIEWSKI (PR/Poland)*
Themis THEMISTOCLEOUS (CyBC/Cyprus)
Ulrich WILHELM (ARD/Germany)*
Alexander WRABETZ (ORF/Austria)

      

*New board members

Andrzej SIEZIENIEWSKI Ulrich WILHELM Rachid Faïçal LARAÏCHI
Andrzej SIEZIENIEWSKI Ulrich WILHELM Faïçal Rachid LARAÏCHI


The Assembly paid tribute to outgoing Members Zeynel KOÇ (TRT/Turkey), Marija NEMCIC (HRT/Croatia) and Markus SCHAECHTER (ZDF/Germany) for their contributions.

Note to editors

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Executive Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policy. Its 11 members are senior representatives of Member broadcasters and are elected by the General Assembly for a two-year tenure. The Executive Board meets around seven times a year.

The Board appoints the EBU Director General and the directors, and proposes the admission or expulsion of Members to the General Assembly. It defines the EBU’s position on major regulatory issues as well as EBU policy on matters of strategic importance.

For more information contact:

SUE NEILEN, Acting Communications Manager
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