11.07.2019, Luxembourg, RTL Group
RTL Group appoints Andreas Fischer as new Head of Business Development.
As already announced at the RTL Group Management Meeting in Gütersloh in May 2019 (Backstage reported), CEO Thomas Rabe and CFO Elmar Heggen have begun a process to review the organisational design of the Group with the aim to reduce complexities and facilitate decision-making.
The Executive Committee has decided to bundle all strategy- and business development-related functions in the Corporate Centre in one department – combining the current teams of Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy & Business Development and Global Operations Management. The new department Business Development will be headed by Andreas Fischer, effective immediately. In his new function, Andreas Fischer will report to RTL Group’s Executive Committee. He will continue to have the portfolio responsibility for RTL Hungary and RTL Croatia.
Rhys Noelke and Daniel Menet
As announced today, Rhys Noelke (currently RTL Group’s SVP Strategy & Business Development) will change to Bertelsmann’s Corporate Centre as SVP Technology & Data, effective 1 September 2019 (Backstage reported). With RTL Group’s focus on fostering organic growth initiatives, Daniel Menet (currently RTL Group’s SVP Mergers & Acquisitions) has decided to explore new opportunities outside the Group. Over the next months, he will work together with Andreas Fischer to ensure a smooth transition.
Elmar Heggen © Ramon Haindl