Anke Schäferkordt, born in 1962, has been CEO of RTL Television since September 2005. In November 2007, the German RTL family of channels adopted the brand name Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. In her capacity as CEO of RTL Television, Anke Schäferkordt is also CEO of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.
After receiving her degree in business administration Anke Schäferkordt began her career at Bertelsmann AG in 1988. In 1991 she went to Cologne to become an Executive Assistant for sales controlling and strategic planning at RTL Plus (now RTL Television), taking over the controlling department the following year. From 1993 to 1995 Anke Schäferkordt was a Director in charge of the Corporate Planning and Controlling division at RTL Television. In 1995 she moved to the TV broadcaster Vox, serving as CFO and, from 1997 onwards, also as Programme Director. From 1999 until 2005 Anke Schäferkordt was the CEO of Vox. In February 2005 she was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of RTL Television, responsible for Finance, Technical Services, Information and Media Policy as well as the General Secretariat, the advertising sales unit IP Deutschland, the Vox channel and RTL Group’s holdings in N-TV and Super RTL.
Since 18 April 2012, Anke Schäferkordt has been Co-CEO of RTL Group. In this capacity, she still retains her role as CEO of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. She also sits on the Executive Board of Bertelsmann Management SE, RTL Group’s majority shareholder.