Corporate Centre Management

Jean-Marie Bourhis

Deputy CFO
Executive Vice President Finance


Jean-Marie Bourhis, born in 1956, is Deputy Chief Financial Officer of RTL Group since December 2006. He has been promoted to this position in addition to his role as Executive Vice President Finance which he holds since January 2004. He is responsible for Group Accounting, Consolidation and Group Transactions and Reporting Systems. Through a combination of Finance and systems, his teams integrate functional skills, software expertise, services providing and project management.

Francesco Costadura

Executive Vice President Human Resources
RTL Group

Francesco Costadura, born 1965, was appointed RTL Group’s Head of Human Resources (HR) and Executive Vice President HR, on 1 August 2016. In this capacity, he reports to RTL Group’s Co-CEOs, Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch, and to Group CFO Elmar Heggen.

Francesco Costadura joined RTL Group as Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development in 2002, and was appointed Managing Director, Rights Trading, of CLT-UFA in 2004. Three years later, he joined RTL Group’s HR department as Senior Vice President HR. In this capacity, he has been managing all HR-related aspects of RTL Group’s Corporate Centre and the Group’s Luxembourg-based entities. He has been affiliated with the Bertelsmann Group since 1992 and held various executive positions – including the general management of companies as Managing Director – at Arvato, CLT-UFA and AOL Europe. Francesco Costadura holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (United States). 

Vincent de Dorlodot

General Counsel
RTL Group


Vincent de Dorlodot, born in 1965, was appointed general counsel of RTL Group in April 2000. He started his career in 1990 as an attorney working for the lawfirm De Bandt, Van Hecke et Lagae (now Linklaters De Bandt). In 1995, he joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert as corporate counsel, a position he held until joining RTL Group in 2000. He studied law at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and the University of Leiden (Netherlands). He gained a Master degree in Law at Duke University (USA) in 1994.

Oliver Fahlbusch

Executive Vice President Corporate Communications & Marketing RTL Group
Chairman Corporate Responsibility RTL Group

Oliver Fahlbusch, born in 1973, was appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Communications & Marketing in January 2016. In this position, he is in charge of all internal and external communications activities for RTL Group as well as Corporate Responsibility, reporting to Guillaume de Posch and Bert Habets, Co-CEOs of RTL Group. Oliver Fahlbusch is a member of RTL Group’s Operations Management Committee (OMC).

After completing his studies in Media and Communication Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin, Oliver Fahlbusch held successive positions in Bertelsmann’s Corporate Communications department from April 2000 to July 2006. He became a member of the Bertelsmann spokesperson group in March 2001 and was promoted to Vice President Media Relations in January 2004.

Oliver Fahlbusch joined RTL Group in August 2006 as Deputy Head of Corporate Communications. In July 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of RTL Group’s Corporate Communications & Marketing department.

With effect from 1 January 2016, internal communications for the Luxembourg site (now called RTL City), event organisation and Corporate Responsibility were also integrated into the Group’s Corporate Communications & Marketing department. All internal and external communications activities for RTL Group are now together in one integrated department, which cooperates closely with all Corporate Centre departments, the Communications departments of RTL Group’s operations and Bertelsmann’s Corporate Communications.

Ursula Schmidt

Executive Vice President Audit & Compliance, RTL Group

Ursula Schmidt was promoted to Executive Vice President Audit and Compliance in January 2016. From August 2013 to December 2015 she was Senior Vice President Audit and Compliance. Prior to this, she has been Head of RTL Group Internal Audit since June 2004. She joined the Group in 2000 where she held several functions in Strategy and Controlling. Before joining the Group she worked for the European Commission (Eurostat) in Luxembourg. From 1994 until 1998 she worked as Project Manager in the area of Business Statistics at various service providers. From 1998 until 1999 she was responsible for Foreign Direct Investment Statistics at Eurostat. In 1994, Ursula Schmidt achieved her final degree (Dr. rer. pol.) at the university of Nürnberg further to her studies of economics with a focus in statistics.

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