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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Taylor

67 2019 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Rabe

53 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Elmar Heggen

51 2018 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Non-Executive Director

James Singh

73 2019 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Nicolas de Tavernost

68 2000 Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board Groupe M6

Philippe Delusinne

62 2002 Chief Executive Officer of RTL Belgium

Christophe Goosens

43 2017 Chief Executive Officer of RTL Luxembourg

Jennifer Mullin

Chief Executive Officer of Fremantle

Marc Puskaric

47 2019 Chief Executive Officer of RTL Croatia

Bernd Reichart

45 2018 Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland

Sven Sauve

45 Chief Executive Officer of RTL Nederland

Michael Shehan

Chief Executive Officer SpotX

Gabriella Vidus

44 2015 Chief Executive Officer of RTL Hungary

Jean-Marie Bourhis

58 2018 Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Oliver Fahlbusch

46 2016 Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing

Francesco Costadura

54 2016 Executive Vice President Human Resources

Rhys Nolke

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Francois Masquelier

52 2018 Senior Vice President, Treasury and Corporate Finance

Andreas Fischer

2018 Senior Vice President Global Operations Management Broadcast & Content

Jill Luft

48 Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Vincent Pascaud

Senior Vice President Group IT and IT Governance

Ursula Schmidt

47 2018 Senior Vice President Audit & Compliance

Olivier Zacharia

Senior Vice President Controlling & Investments

Daniel Felgueiras de Cunha

Vice President Group Reporting & Budgeting

Siska Ghesquiere

Vice President Global Operations Management MPN Businesses

Juliette Valains

34 Vice President Global Operations Management Digital & Diversification

Vincent de Dorlodot

54 2000 General Counsel

Guillaume de Posch

61 2018 Non - Executive Director

Thomas Goetz

48 2015 Non-Executive Director

Immanuel Hermreck

50 2019 Non-Executive Director

Bernd Hirsch

49 2016 Non-Executive Director

Bernd Kundrun

61 2012 Non-Executive Director

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz

71 2012 Non-Executive Director

Lauren Zalaznick

56 2018 Non-Executive Director

Jean-Louis Schiltz

55 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Buckhurst

53 2006 Senior Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Taylor

Mr. Martin Taylor has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of RTL Group S.A. since April 1, 2019. He was Vice Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Independent Director of RTL Group SA from December 2004. He has been Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 25, 2000. He also acts as Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the Company and Member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Taylor began his career as Financial Journalist with Reuters and the Financial Times. He then joined Courtaulds plc, becoming Director in 1987, and then Chief Executive of Courtaulds Textiles plc on its demerger in 1990. He moved to Barclays plc in 1993, as Chief Executive Officer, a post he held until the end of 1998. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Taylor was Chairman of WH Smith PLC, and from 1999 to 2005, International Advisor to Goldman Sachs. From 2005 to 2013, he was Chairman of the Board of Syngenta AG. Since 2013, he has been an external member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England. He has worked on various projects for the British Government, and served for five years as Member of its Council for Science and Technology.

Thomas Rabe

Dr. Thomas Rabe has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of RTL Group S.A. since April 1, 2019. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of RTL Group SA from April 18, 2012. He was a Non-Executive Director of RTL Group SA since January 1, 2006. He was Member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees of the Company. He has been the Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann AG, now Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, since January 1, 2012. Mr. Rabe holds a Business diploma and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne. He started his career in 1989, at the European Commission in Brussels. From 1990 to 1996, he held various senior positions at Forrester Norall & Sutton, currently known as White & Case, in Brussels, as well as at the State Privatization Agency Treuhandanstalt and at a venture capital fund in Berlin. In 1996, he joined Cedel International, which has become Clearstream, following the merger with Deutsche Borse Clearing, where he was appointed as CFO and Member of the Management Board in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Rabe became Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of RTL Group SA. In March 2003, he was also appointed as Head of the Corporate Centre with responsibility for the Luxembourgish activities the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Corporate Centre of Bertelsmann AG from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2011.

Elmar Heggen

Mr. Elmar Heggen has been Head of Corporate Centre, Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Non-Executive Director of RTL Group SA since January, 2018. In 1992, he started his career at the Felix Schoeller Group, becoming Vice President and General Manager of Felix Schoeller Digital Imaging in 1999. He joined the RTL Group Corporate Centre in 2000, as Vice President of Merger and Acquisitions, and in January 2003, was promoted to Senior Vice President of Controlling and Investments. From July 2003 until December 2005, he was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Controlling, and from December 2005, he served as Executive Vice President of Regional Operations and Control of the Company. He has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 2006. Mr. Heggen has a degree in Business Management from European Business School. He also received a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from University of Wales.

James Singh

Mr. James Mahase Singh has been Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of RTL Group S.A. since April 1, 2019. He served as Non-Executive Independent Director at RTL Group SA from April 20, 2011. He is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee as of October 5, 2011. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a Masters degree in Business Administration in 1975 and from University of Guyana with a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He began his career as a financial analyst for Nestle Canada in 1977. He served as Manager, Financial Analysis and Planning, at Nestle Canada from 1980 before becoming Director of Finance, Food Service, at Nestle Canada in 1984. After serving as Vice President Finance and Treasurer at Nestle Canada from 1988 to 1995, Mr. Singh was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nestle Canada in 1995. In 2000, he became Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Business Development at Nestle’s headquarters in Switzerland and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company in 2008. He retired on March 31, 2012. He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the European Round Table, and is a member of the International Integrated Financial Reporting Standard Committee. He is also a Director of Great West Life Assurance, Director of the American Skin Association, and Chairman of CSM Bakery Ingredients Ltd.

Nicolas de Tavernost

Mr. Nicolas de Tavernost has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board Groupe M6 at RTL Group SA since May 2000. He is also a Member of the Company's Operations Management Committee. He started his career in 1974, at the French Foreign Trade Department. In 1976, he moved to Zurich to become secretary for the French Chamber of Commerce. One year later, he returned to France as Press Spokesperson for the Ministry for Post and Telecommunications, working under Mr. Norbert Segard. From 1981 to 1986, Mr. de Tavernost headed various governmental delegations, and eventually worked as Director of the Audiovisual Activities at Lyonnaise des Eaux. In 1987, he joined M6 as Managing Director, and became president of M6 Publicite in 1988. Mr. de Tavernost is a graduate of Institut d'etudes politiques de Bordeaux.

Philippe Delusinne

Mr. Philippe Delusinne has been Chief Executive Officer of RTL Belgium (formerly TVI SA), an RTL Group SA company, since March 2002. He also sits on the Company's Operations Management Committee. He graduated from Sterling College with a Masters of Business Administration. He started his career in 1982, in the advertising business after an academic background in Law and Marketing. He held different positions in the Account Department of Ted Bates, Publicis and FCB. In 1988, he was appointed as Deputy Managing Director at McCann Erickson, and in 1993, became Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam. After an experience of 20 years in managing local and international clients in the advertising business and participating in the media business revolution he was appointed to his current position in the Company. In June 2009 he was elected President of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) for a two-year period.

Christophe Goosens

Mr. Christophe Goosens has been Chief Executive Officer of RTL Luxembourg at RTL Group S.A. since January 2017. He joined RTL Luxembourg in April 2007 as Station Manager and Director of Luxradio (Eldoradio) and was promoted to the post of Station Manager at RTL Radio Loetzebuerg in October 2012. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Luxembourg-based mobile messaging and micro-payment service provider Mpulse and served in various capacities at telecoms operator Tango, also based in the Grand Duchy. Mr. Goossens graduated from the ICHEC Brussels Management School with a degree in Economics and Finance.

Jennifer Mullin

Ms. Jennifer Mullin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Fremantle at RTL Group SA. She joined US, Fremantle (then FremantleMedia North America – FMNA), as Senior Vice President of Current Programming in 2005, in 2012 she became Executive Vice President of Current Programming. She was promoted to Co-CEO of US, Fremantle, the largest unit of the global Fremantle Group in 2015, and then CEO as of 2017. In this role she has had full responsibility for its overall management and business performance, leading the development, production and business operations of over 900 hours of network, cable and syndicated scripted and unscripted programming. Prior to joining Fremantle US, Jennifer worked as an Executive Producer at companies such as Paramount, Telepictures and Universal. In 2018 she was appointed as Group CEO of Fremantle.

Marc Puskaric

Mr. Marc Puskaric has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RTL Croatia of the Company effective 1 July 2019. He started his professional career at Bertelsmann as Corporate Legal Counsel. From 2007 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President Corporate Legal at Bertelsmann, where he was responsible for advising M&A and operational transactions in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia and for supporting the set-up of the corporate investment activities in India and Brazil.

Bernd Reichart

Mr. Bernd Reichart has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as of December 31, 2018. He began his career in the sports marketing sector with UFA Sports in Hamburg immediately after finishing university. In 2003 he opened a branch in Madrid for the sports rights agency Sportfive, where he worked as Marketing Manager. In 2004, he moved to RTL Group's shareholding in Spain, Antena 3, as Head of Investor Relations. From 2007 to 2013 he worked as Managing Director Multichannel with the commercial TV broadcaster Antena 3/Atresmedia, being responsible for five free-TV channels. Since February 2013, he has been Managing Director of Vox and member of the management team of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.

Sven Sauve

Mr. Sven Sauve is Chief Executive Officer of RTL Netherlands at RTL Group SA. He holds a master's degree in Business Economics with a specialisation in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He joined RTL Nederland in January 2007 as Business Director of RTL Nederland Productions, building up the company’s newly launched in-house production unit. Before joining RTL Nederland, Sven Sauvé held executive positions at the production companies Endemol Nederland (2002 to 2005) and Eyeworks Holding (2005 to 2007). From March 2009 to September 2012, he was Business Director TV at RTL Nederland, being responsible for all business, HR and legal affairs of the unit’s linear free-to-air TV channels. Since September 2012, Sven Sauve has been the Chief Operating Officer of RTL Nederland, being in charge of the financial management, content acquisition and operational processes for all linear TV channels and non-linear video platforms of RTL Nederland. In this position, he has also been the Managing Director of RTL Nederland’s subscription on-demand platform Videoland.

Michael Shehan

Mr. Michael Shehan serves as Chief Executive Officer SpotX at RTL Group SA. He co-founded SpotX in 2007 and serves as its President and CEO. As a long time internet entrepreneur, his first company was LOGEX International, LLC, an e-commerce solutions provider focused on the retail and catalog industries in 1996. After selling LOGEX to AppNet, he served as President of AppNet's two fastest growing divisions, e-Commerce Solutions and Outsourcing Services. In 2000, he launched his second venture, Ereo, a search engine for images. Shortly thereafter, Shehan also co-founded Booyah Networks, Inc., which was acquired in 2018. Mike Shehan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vanderbilt University.

Gabriella Vidus

Ms. Gabriella Vidus has been Chief Executive Officer of RTL Hungary at RTL Group S.A. since July 1, 2015. She is Member of the Company's Operations Management Committee. Prior to her appointment, she was R-time General Manager and RTL Klub Sales Director from 2008 until 2015. She began her career as a client service manager at TV2/MTM-SBS Televizio RT in 1997. She became Head of Sales at RTL Klub in 2002 and following the creation of R-time in 2004 her tasks have also included leading its sales team and dealing with sales partners, such as Cartoon Network, MGM and Discovery Channel. Ms. Vidus has a Master’s degree in Economics and Marketing.

Jean-Marie Bourhis

Mr. Jean-Marie Bourhis serves as Executive Vice President of Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of RTL Group SA. He joined RTL Group as Senior Controller in August 2000. From 2003 until 2006 he headed the External Communications Department of RTL Group in addition to his Investor Relations role. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in England and then joined AEA Technology, Harwell as a financial analyst. In 1995, he started at Oriflame International in Belgium where he was Corporate Controller and Group treasurer before becoming Regional Finance Controller in Athens.

Oliver Fahlbusch

Mr. Oliver Fahlbusch has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing at RTL Group S.A. since January 2016. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President Business Development & Emerging Markets at the Company from September 2015. He acted as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Marketing at the Company from July 1, 2012. He is also a permanent guest on the Company's Operations Management Committee. After completing his studies in Media and Communication Sciences at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Mr. Fahlbusch held positions in Bertelsmann AG'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. He joined RTL Group in August 2006 as Deputy Head of Corporate Communications. Since then, he has served as a media spokesman for RTL Group, produced the Group's Annual Report and a series of print publications, and was involved in all of its internal and external communications projects.

Francesco Costadura

Mr. Francesco Costadura has been Executive Vice President Human Resources at RTL Group S.A. since August 1, 2016. He 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. Mr. Costadura holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (United States).

Rhys Nolke

Mr. Rhys Nolke is Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development at RTL Group heading corporate development across broadcast, content and digital. He started his career in 2001 as freelance journalist and online entrepreneur. He joined RTL Germany’s newmedia business in Cologne in 2003, working on digital content development, diversification projects and launching the catch-up TV service RTLnow. In 2007 Rhys moved to RTL Group in Luxembourg as Executive Assistant to the CEO, taking on the role of VP Business Development and later as SVP Strategy driving digital transformation, media technology, video monetization and data businesses. In his current role he also serves as a Board member of RTL AdConnect, SpotX, Videoamp and Clypd.

Francois Masquelier

Mr. Francois Masquelier serves as Senior Vice President of Treasury and Corporate Finance of RTL Group SA. Previously, he worked for Eridania Beghin-Say (Coordination Centre) and ABN AMRO Bank. He was also appointed President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg (ATEL). He is Founder of Euro Associations of Corporate Treasurers (EACT).

Andreas Fischer

Mr. Andreas Fischer has been Senior Vice President Global Operations Management Broadcast & Content at RTL Group since March 2018. He is the Chairman of the Boards of RTL Hungary, RTL Croatia, RTL Radio Deutschland and RCB Radio Center Berlin. He is member of the Board of Enex, European News Exchange. Andreas started his career at RTL Group in 2000 and has worked in various functions before joining RTL Group’s Strategy & Controlling department in 2010, where he became Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions in 2011. In 2013, he took over the management and coordination of RTL Group’s Synergy Committees. In September 2015, Andreas became Senior Vice President Business Development & Emerging Markets. He was appointed Senior Vice President Business Development and Regional Operations CEE & Asia on 1 January 2017. Andreas holds a law degree from Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany) and a Master of Laws degree from University of New South Wales and University of Sydney (Australia).

Jill Luft

Mr. Daniel Menet is Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions of RTL Group. He has more than 20 years of M&A experience and played a key role in RTL Group’s investments in the digital space, including SpotX, VideoAmp, clypd, BroadbandTV, StyleHaul, United Screens etc. He serves as a board member of SpotX, StyleHaul and United Screens and as a board observer of VideoAmp and clypd. Daniel joined RTL Group in 2005 from McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office, where he was a partner. He holds a law degree from the Universite de Fribourg, Switzerland, and a Master of Laws in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University, New York. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Vincent Pascaud

Mr. Vincent Pascaud is Senior Vice President Group IT and IT Governance of RTL Group SA. Mr. Pascaud joined RTL Group in 2002 as Vice President Group Reporting Systems before being promoted to Senior Vice President Group Transactions and Reporting Systems in 2006, where among other things he was responsible for RTL Group Corporate Information Systems. Since 2013 he has been Senior Vice President Group IT and in charge of IT Governance, reporting to Elmar Heggen, CFO of RTL Group. Vincent Pascaud studied administration and finance at the Sup de Co business school in Rouen, France and has a degree in accounting and finance.

Ursula Schmidt

Dr. Ursula Schmidt serves as Senior Vice President Audit & Compliance of RTL Group SA. She joined the Company in 2000, where she held several positions in the Strategy and Controlling Department. Before joining the Company, she worked for the European Commission (Eurostat) in Luxembourg. From 1998 until 1999, she was responsible for Foreign Direct Investment Statistics at Eurostat. From 1994 until 1998, she worked as Project Manager at various service providers. From 1998 until 1999 she was responsible for Foreign Direct Investment Statistics at Eurostat. In 1994, Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Economics and Statistics from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg.

Olivier Zacharia

Daniel Felgueiras de Cunha

Siska Ghesquiere

Juliette Valains

Ms. Juliette Valains is Vice President Global Operations Management Digital & Diversification at RTL Group SA. She holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris. In June 2018, she became VP Global Operations Management Digital & Diversification, working closely with RTL Group CEO and CFO to manage and steer strategic projects and initiatives. Juliette Valains is member of the Supervisory Board of Groupe M6 and the Board of RTL AdConnect. She is also Vice-Chair of the IAB EU Policy Committee. Juliette Valains joined RTL Group’s Strategy department in 2015, where she became Vice President (VP) Strategy in 2017. Prior to joining RTL Group, Juliette Valains worked for four years (2010 to 2014) in the Stamford (USA) office of McKinsey & Company, most recently as Engagement Manager. In this role she was responsible for implementing the digital and marketing strategy for companies in the telecommunication, automotive and media sector. In 2014, Juliette moved to Luxembourg where she took up the role of Digital Quotient Solution Manager at the local McKinsey & Company office.

Vincent de Dorlodot

Mr. Vincent de Dorlodot has been General Counsel of RTL Group SA since April 2000. He also sits on the Company's Operations Management Committee. He started his career in 1990, as Attorney working for a law firm, De Bandt, Van Hecke et Lagae, currently known as Linklaters De Bandt. In 1995, he joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert as Corporate Counsel, a position he held until joining the Company. Mr. De Dorlodot studied Law at Universite catholique de Louvain, and at Leiden University. He received his Masters degree in Law from Duke University in 1994, and an LLB degree in Law from the same university.

Guillaume de Posch

Mr. Guillaume de Posch has been Non-Executive Director of RTL Group SA since January 1, 2018. Previously, he was Co-Chief Executive Officer; Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Director of RTL Group SA from April 18, 2012 to April 19, 2017. He was responsible for the Group’s broadcasting operations outside Germany, and the Company’s production business. He joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee on January 1, 2012 and a Member of the Company's Operations Management Committee. After first jobs at the international energy and services company Tractebel (1985-1990) and the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company (1990-1993), he started his career in the media industry at the Luxembourg-based Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Telediffusion (CLT), which ultimately became RTL Group in the year 2000. At CLT, Mr. de Posch started as assistant to the Managing Director (1993-1994) and then became Head of CLT's TV operations in French-speaking countries (1995-1997). From 1997 to 2003, he was Deputy General Manager and Programming Director of the French pay-TV company TPS, before he joined the Munich-based, publicly listed ProSiebenSat1 Media AG in August 2003, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO (2004-2008). From 2009 to 2011, Mr. de Posch advised several European and United States broadcasters. Since 28 April 2015, Mr. de Posch has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe M6.

Thomas Goetz

Mr. Thomas Goetz has been Non-Executive Director of RTL Group S.A. since April 15, 2015. He has been General Counsel at Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA since January 2014. From 2009 to 2013, he was Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bertelsmann. Prior to this he worked for two years as Senior Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions. He graduated from the University of Bayreuth with a doctorate in law in 1999. A year earlier, during his studies, he joined Bertelsmann’s Corporate Legal department as an in-house lawyer.

Immanuel Hermreck

Dr. Immanuel Hermreck has been Director of RTL Group SA since January 1, 2019. He has been Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Board at Bertelsmann SE since 2015. His responsibilities include the worldwide leadership of Bertelsmann’s HR function, with particular attention to executive development, organisational learning and education, compensation, HR strategy, services, corporate responsibility and corporate culture. Hermreck was appointed Global Head of HR for Bertelsmann in 2006. Before this, he was Director of the Media Economics Department at the Bertelsmann Foundation, and became Managing Director of Bertelsmann University – the company’s global knowledge and learning institution – in 2000. Immanuel Hermreck volunteers as a member or trustee of several non-profit organisations, including as a founding Executive Committee member of the German Association of HR Managers. Hermreck holds a PhD in communication and economics, is a Stanford University graduate and a former scholar of the prestigious Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.

Bernd Hirsch

Mr. Bernd Hirsch has been Non-Executive Director at RTL Group S.A. since April 20, 2016. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA on April 1, 2016. He began his career at the auditing firm Arthur Andersen in Stuttgart where he served as an Audit Manager. He joined Carl Zeiss Group as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Then, one year later Mr. Hirsch was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Board at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. From 2009 to 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Board of Symrise AG. In December 2013, he was appointed also Member of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG in Hamburg, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He holds a diploma in Economics from the Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg. With effect from May 2018 he was appointed Member to the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG, Holzminden, and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Bernd Kundrun

Mr. Bernd Kundrun has been Non-Executive Director of RTL Groupe SA since April 18, 2012. He studied Business Economics at the universities of Muenster and Innsbruck. In 1984, he started his career as Executive Assistant at the Bertelsmann Club. In 1993, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Bertelsmann Club. In 1994, Mr. Kundrun became Managing Director of Premiere Medien in Hamburg. He was appointed member of the Executive Board of Gruner + Jahr in August 1997 and was responsible for the newspaper division until October 31, 2000. From November 2000 to January 2009, Mr. Kundrun was President of Gruner + Jahr's Executive Board and the company's CEO. During this time, he was also a member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann. Since February 2009, he has been partner of the online donation platform betterplace.org and since 2010, he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gut.org. At the end of 2009, Mr. Kundrun founded the Start 2 Ventures Beteiligungsgesellschaft which provides online startups with initial capital. Furthermore he is a member of the Board of Directors of Neue Zuericher Zeitung and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CTS Eventim AG & Co.KGaA.

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz

Mr. Rolf Schmidt-Holtz has been Non-Executive Director of RTL Group SA since April 18, 2012. He is Member of the Company's Nominating and Compensation Committee. He has been an independent business founder and investor since April 2011 and was the CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment from February 2006 (since October 2008, Sony Music Entertainment) to March 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served the company as Chairman of the Board since August 2004. From January 2001 to August 2004, he was Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG). At the same time, Mr. Schmidt-Holtz was a member of the Bertelsmann AG Executive Board (since 2000) and headed the BMG division, which consisted of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment joint venture and BMG Music Publishing. He also served the Bertelsmann Board as Chief Creative Officer. Mr. Schmidt-Holtz was also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Gruner + Jahr and RTL Group. He has been member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation's Board of Trustees. Prior to helming BMG, he served as Chief Executive Officer of CLT-UFA. He later oversaw the merger of CLT-UFA with Pearson Television to form the RTL Group. Mr. Schmidt-Holtz is an examined lawyer and studied political science and psychology. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Just Software AG and Co-Founder and Partner of the Hanse Ventures BSJ GmbH.

Lauren Zalaznick

Ms. Lauren Zalaznick has been Non-Executive Director of RTL Group SA since April 2018. She devoted her career in media to transforming the cultural landscape. Zalaznick began her career in independent feature film, crossing over to become a television executive overseeing such brands as VH1, Bravo, Oxygen, and Telemundo. Today, she advises and invests in the world’s leading digital/media brands, including Refinery29, Medium, Atlas Obscura, and The Sundance Institute. She recently produced the feature-length documentary, Generation Start-Up. And she is the Executive Producer for the hit Fox Broadcast Network game show, Beat Shazam. In her spare time, she curates the influential weekly newsletter The LZ Sunday Paper, for which she culls the most important news of the week by and about women in business, media, and pop culture. Zalaznick herself has been widely recognised as an industry shape-shifter and innovator, and has received many honours for her achievements. Aside from her many Emmy, BDA, and Webby Award nominations and wins, she was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Brandon Tartikoff Lifetime Achievement Award by Natpe; the year prior, she was inducted into to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall Of Fame. Time magazine named Zalaznick one of the “Time 100: World’s Most Influential People,” and Vanity Fair named her to their “New Establishment” list; earlier, she was the subject of a New York Times Magazine cover story. Zalaznick delivered a Ted talk that has been viewed close to a million times. Currently, she is a director of The Nielsen Company; GoPro; Penguin Random House; and Shazam. Zalaznick is a Trustee Emerita of Brown University, from which she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Jean-Louis Schiltz

Mr. Jean-Louis Schiltz has been Non-Executive Independent Director of RTL Group SA since April 19, 2017. He holds a postgraduate degree in Business Law from Universite Paris I Pantheon - Sorbonne. From 2004 to 2009, he was a cabinet minister in Luxembourg. His portfolios included media, telecommunications, technology (IT and internet in particular), international development and defence. Mr. Schiltz is a tech law advisor, a senior partner at Schiltz & Schiltz (avocats) and a professor (hon.) at the University of Luxembourg. His work focuses on technology, regulatory, M&A and finance. He is a regular speaker at tech law conferences and has authored and co-authored a number of articles and reports in this field. Jean-Louis Schiltz serves on the boards of a number of companies and non-profit organisations.

Andrew Buckhurst

Mr. Andrew Buckhurst has been Senior Vice President Investor Relations of RTL Group SA since 2006. He joined the RTL Group as Senior Controller in August 2000. From 2003 until 2006, he headed the External Communications Department of the RTL Group, in addition to his role in the Investor Relations Department. After being qualified as Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in England, he joined AEA Technology, Harwell as Financial Analyst. In 1995, he started at Oriflame International in Belgium, where he was Corporate Controller and Group Treasurer before becoming Regional Finance Controller in Athens.