Corporate Management

Guillaume de Posch

Co-Chief Executive Officer RTL Group

Guillaume de Posch, born in 1958, started his career at the international energy and services company Tractebel (1985 to 1990) and then joined the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company (1990 to 1993).

Guillaume de Posch began his career in the media industry at the Luxembourg-based Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT), as assistant to the Managing Director (1993 to 1994) and then became Head of CLT’s TV operations in French-speaking countries (1995 to 1997). From 1997 to 2003, he was Deputy General Manager and Programming Director of the French pay-TV company TPS, before joining the publicly listed ProSiebenSat1 Media AG in August 2003, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO (2004 to 2008).

Guillaume de Posch was appointed Chief Operating Officer and new member of the RTL Group Executive Committee on 1 January 2012.

With effect from 18 April 2012, Guillaume de Posch assumed the role of Co-CEO of RTL Group. In this capacity and until April 2017, he was responsible for the Group’s broadcasting operations outside Germany, and the Group’s content production business, FremantleMedia. As from April 2017, Guillaume de Posch is responsible for Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, while remaining in charge of Groupe M6, RTL Radio (France) and RTL Belgium.

Together with Co-CEO Bert Habets, he is jointly responsible for the Group’s global digital businesses, SpotX, BBTV and StyleHaul, and for Group Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Communications & Marketing, European Affairs, Audit & Compliance and – together with the CFO – for Group HR.

Since 28 April 2015, Guillaume de Posch has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe M6. On 10 May 2017, he was elected President of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT).

Bert Habets

Co-Chief Executive Officer RTL Group

Bert Habets, born in 1971, holds a Master of Economics and Law (fiscal) from the University of Maastricht. He joined CLT-UFA, which later became RTL Group, in 1999 in the Business Development unit.

In March 2001, Bert Habets was appointed CFO of Holland Media Groep, which rebranded as RTL Nederland in August 2004. In January 2008, he was appointed CEO of RTL Nederland. Under his leadership, RTL Nederland established a clear strategy of strengthening the core business, while diversifying and innovating. Bert Habets has significantly grown RTL Nederland’s digital businesses (acquisition of the on-demand service Videoland; launch of RTL MCN; joint venture with SpotX for the Benelux and Nordic regions) while moving into other commercial areas such as RTL Ventures and RTL Live Entertainment. At the same time, he strengthened the company’s major free-TV channels and oversaw the launch of four new channels. With these varied strategic moves, he has transformed RTL Nederland from a traditional broadcaster into an all-round media and entertainment company. In 2014, Bert Habets was awarded ‘Most influential broadcast personality of the year 2013’ in the Netherlands.

With effect from 19 April 2017, Bert Habets assumed the role of Co-CEO of RTL Group and was elected in RTL Group’s Board of Directors as Executive Director. Moreover, he continued to be CEO of RTL Nederland till 30 June 2017.  

In his capacity as Co-CEO of RTL Group he is responsible for FremantleMedia and for the Group’s broadcasting activities in the Netherlands, Hungary and Croatia.

Together with Co-CEO Guillaume de Posch, he is jointly responsible for the Group’s global digital businesses, SpotX, BBTV and StyleHaul, and for Group Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Communications & Marketing, European Affairs, Audit & Compliance and – together with the CFO – for Group HR.

Elmar Heggen

Chief Financial Officer RTL Group
Head of the Corporate Centre

Elmar Heggen, born in 1968, holds a diploma in business administration from the European Business School and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance.

In 1992, he started his career at the Felix Schoeller Group, becoming Vice President & General Manager of Felix Schoeller Digital Imaging in the UK in 1999. Elmar Heggen first joined the RTL Group Corporate Centre in 2000 as Vice President Merger & Acquisitions. In January 2003, he was promoted to Senior Vice President Controlling & Investments. From July 2003 until December 2005 he was Executive Vice President Strategy & Controlling.

Since January 2006, Elmar Heggen has served on the RTL Group Executive Management team, and since 1 October 2006 he has been CFO and Head of the Corporate Centre of RTL Group. In his role as Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Corporate Centre at RTL Group, Elmar Heggen is in charge of Finance and Legal. In addition, he oversees the Group's businesses in Luxembourg and assumes responsibility for RTL Group’s radio activities in Germany and represents RTL Group on the Board of Atresmedia in Spain.


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