The CEO of Europe’s biggest broadcaster RTL Group is leaving the company to be succeeded by Guillaume de Posch and Anke Schäferkordt as co-CEOs.
As reported by C21 Media, Zeiler will step down from his post on April 18 at the company’s annual general meeting to take on an as yet undisclosed new challenge outside the business he has been with for over 13 years.
De Posch, who joined last month as RTL chief operating officer, will take over responsibility for the Group’s broadcasting operations outside Germany, and the company’s production business.
Schäferkordt will continue to manage the German TV business in addition to her role as CEO of RTL Group.
“On behalf of all shareholders and the entire RTL Group Board, I thank Gerhard Zeiler for his outstanding achievements in his 13 years at RTL and nearly nine years as CEO of RTL Group,” said Siegfried Luther, Chairman of the RTL Group Board of Directors.
“Under his excellent management, RTL Group has become the undisputed number one free-to-air TV company in Europe, and a globally renowned brand for popular, high-quality television.
“Guillaume de Posch and Anke Schäferkordt, two exceedingly experienced, internationally recognised managers, will take over the management of RTL Group. I am delighted that the two have agreed to take on this task together with the Group’s CFO, Elmar Heggen.”