Thomas Rabe


RTL Group unveils M6, Fremantle strategy amid management revamp

RTL CEO Thomas Rabe has unveiled how it plans to use companies under its control including France’s M6 Group and production giant Fremantle to drive its expansion across Europe, with a series of management changes also in the works. The company has named Elmar Heggen, formerly chief financial officer, as chief operating officer at the […]

RTL Group names new CEO

RTL Group has named its chairman Thomas Rabe as CEO following the unexpected resignation of Bert Habets. Rabe will take on the roll in addition to his existing duties as chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, RTL’s 71.5% majority shareholder. RTL said that Habets had decided to resign as CEO and leave the RTL board for […]

RTL’s de Posch exiting as Habets becomes sole CEO

Guillaume de Posch is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of RTL Group, leaving Bert Habets as the pan-European broadcast group’s sole chief executive. De Posch (pictured right), who will step down on January 1, will continue to serve as a non-executive member of RTL Group’s Board of Directors. Habets (below left), who was […]

Habets replacing Schäferkordt as RTL CEO

Anke Schäferkordt is stepping down as co-CEO of RTL Group, with the pan-European broadcaster’s Dutch boss Bert Habets filling her role. Schäferkordt will remain in charge of RTL Deutschland, the group’s largest operation, while RTL Nederland chief Habets will step into the chief exec role, working alongside existing co-CEO Guillaume de Posch, who remains in […]

Bertelsmann digital exec steps down

Digital executive Thomas Hesse has stepped down from RTL parent Bertelsmann “to pursue new professional opportunities” in the digital business space. Hesse, who was credited as being “instrumental” in Bertelsmann’s digital transformation – including RTL Group’s online video success – was executive board member and president, corporate development and new businesses. Bertelsmann said that Hesse […]