Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler appointed as new member of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
Munich, April 7, 2020. Executive and Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE are pleased that they have been able to welcome Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler as a new member of the Company’s Supervisory Board. Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler will be appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board with effect from April 13, 2020 by court and should then be duly elected by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting 2020. She is taking over from Angela Gifford, who had resigned with effect from January 13, 2020.
Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler is an independent entrepreneur as well as a senior advisor at the Boston Consulting Group and special advisor to the Austrian Chancellor. She has extensive expertise as well as a global network in the areas of strategy, media and digital transformation. Between 2018 and 2020, she led the strategy and planning department at the Austrian Federal Chancellery along with its digital think tank. Prior to that, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group for over 20 years with a focus on brands and media, most recently as a member of its global executive committee. Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler is currently a member of the supervisory boards of Publicis Groupe SA (France), Generali Group Spa (Italy) and Westwing Group AG (Germany).
With the election of Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler, the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is meeting all its targets regarding the composition and diversity concept of the Supervisory Board as well as the skills profile requirements (Corporate Governance Report p. 42) that the body set for itself in accordance with the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code.
Dr. Werner Brandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE: “I am very happy that Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler is strengthening our board. With her many years of experience in business with media and brands, she is the ideal appointment. In particular, her focus on digital topics is very valuable. With her expertise, she is fully fulfilling our skills profile.”
ProSiebenSat.1 is the leading German entertainment player with a strong e-commerce business. We want to offer great entertainment – whenever, wherever and on any device. Every day, 45 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland enjoy our 14 free and pay TV channels. Overall, ProSiebenSat.1 generates 1 billion video views per month with its online offers. Every year, we invest more than one billion euros in 120,000 hours of programming. Successful formats like “Germany’s next Topmodel”, “The Voice of Germany”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Young Sheldon” as well as top-notch stars like Heidi Klum, Joko and Klaas or Dwayne Johnson belong to our family. Shows like “Bosch” and “Married at First Sight” are created within our production and distribution business Red Arrow Studios. Our global video channel network Studio71 achieves 96 billion video views per year and operates more than 1,300 web channels. Our NuCom Group is a growing e-commerce player with ten leading portfolio companies that offer online price comparison, gifting/events, dating and beauty, retailing with 360 million interactions a year. ProSiebenSat.1 are 6,500 passionate creators that love to entertain and delight our viewers and consumers each day.
Corporate Communications | Corporate & Finance CommunicationStefanie Rupp-MenedetterHead of Group Communications & EventTel. +49 89 9507-2598Stefanie.Rupp@ProSiebenSat1.com
Corporate Communications | Corporate & Finance Communication | Content ProductionSusanne BrieuHead of Corporate Communications Strategy & Finance, Communication Red Arrow StudiosTel. +49 89 9507-1137Susanne.Brieu@prosiebensat1.com