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EBU elects new Executive Board

EBU members attending the 73rd General Assembly in Geneva have elected the remaining nine members of the Union’s Executive Board which will lead the European broadcasting community for the next two years.  

The fifth board will be guided by incumbent President Jean-Paul Philippot, (RTBF Belgium), who was re-elected at the Summer General Assembly in Naples along with Anna-Maria Tarantola, (RAI Italy), who replaces Claudio Cappon, (RAI Italy) as Vice-President. Mr Cappon is stepping down after seven years of service.

Petr Dvořák, who was made Director General of CT Czech Republic in 2011 joins the Board for his first mandate. The remaining eight members were re-elected from the outgoing Board.

Mr Philippot said the new board, which takes office on 1 January 2015 for a 2-year mandate.

Members of the new Executive Board are:

  • President Jean-Paul PHILIPPPOT, RTBF (Belgium)
  • Vice-President Anna-Maria TARANTOLA, RAI (Italy)
  • Cilla BENKÖ, SR (Sweden)
  • Petr DVOŘÁK, CT (Czech Republic)
  • Petr FEDOROV, RTR (Russia)
  • Rachid Faïçal LARAÏCHI, SNRT (Morocco)
  • Remy PFLIMLIN, FT (France)
  • Peter SALMON, BBC (United Kingdom)
  • Andrzej SIEZIENIEWSKI, PR (Poland)
  • Ulrich WILHELM, ARD (Germany)
  • Alexander WRABETZ, ORF (Austria)