Bert habets

Chairman of the Executive Board (Group CEO)

Bert Habets, born in 1971, has been Group CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE since November 1, 2022. The manager has been working in the media industry for more than 25 years and accordingly has in-depth experience in leading global media companies as well as extensive know-how in launching and expanding streaming video services.

Habets came from the European media company Antenna Group to ProSiebenSat.1, where he was CEO from November 2021 to August 2022 and responsible, among other things, for the areas of Free TV, Content and Digital. Habets was also already a Member of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE between May and October 2022.

Between 2017 and 2019, Bert Habets was responsible in his role as CEO or Co-CEO of RTL Group for the strategic direction and operational excellence of the Broadcast, TV Production and Digital Business divisions. In this function, he accelerated the growth of the Fremantle’s scripted content division and built a portfolio of ad tech investments. In his nearly ten years as CEO of RTL Nederland (2008 - 2017), he launched the video streaming service Videoland in the Netherlands, followed by the roll-out of streaming services across RTL Group. At the same time, he transformed RTL's Dutch subsidiary from a traditional TV broadcaster into an omnichannel media and entertainment company, including a successful ventures unit specialized in media-for-equity, while maintaining the company's market leadership. Previously, Habets was Chief Financial Officer at RTL Nederland between 2001 and 2008. 

He began his career in 1996 at NIBC Bank in The Hague, after completing a master's degree in Economics and Law from Maastricht University.

Nationality: Dutch

Year of birth: 1971

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