Anke Schäferkordt, born in 1962, holds a degree in business administration. She started her career at Bertelsmann in 1988. In 1991, she moved to RTL Plus (now RTL Television) in Cologne, and took over the Controlling department the following year. From 1993 to 1995 she was a Director in charge of the Corporate Planning and Controlling division at RTL Television.
In 1995, she joined the TV broadcaster Vox, serving as CFO and, from 1997 onwards, also as Programme Director. Then, from 1999 until 2005, she was CEO of Vox. In February 2005, Anke Schäferkordt was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of RTL Television, and since September 2005, its CEO. In November 2007, the German RTL family of channels adopted the corporate brand name Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. In her capacity as CEO of RTL Television, Anke Schäferkordt is also CEO of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.
Since April 2012, Anke Schäferkordt has been Co-CEO of RTL Group. In this capacity, she 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.
Anke Schäferkordt was appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of Groupe M6 as of 28 April 2015.