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18.08.2020 – 13:30

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dpa announces new line-up for its supervisory board

dpa announces new line-up for its supervisory board
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Three members are set to return to the dpa supervisory board for three-year terms: David Brandstätter (Main-Post, Würzburg), Dr. Stephan Kolschen (Brune-Mettcker Druck- und Verlags-GmbH / Wilhelmshavener Zeitung, Wilhelmshaven) and Daniel Schöningh (Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag, München). Newly elected members who had previously been co-opted to the board include: Gerda Meuer of Deutsche Welle in Berlin and the board's Secretary and Johannes Werle (Rheinische Post Mediengruppe, Düsseldorf). Both reclaim their seats on the board following the 71st shareholders' meeting in Hamburg. David Brandstätter will continue as Chairman of the Board.

Hans-Dieter Hillmoth, of Radio/Tele FFH in Bad Vilbel, will be co-opted to the board now that his term is expiring. Meanwhile, Dr. Torsten Rossmann, of WeltN24 in Berlin, is set to leave the board. Christian Nienhaus of Axel Springer in Berlin will join the board as a co-opted member. Herbert Dachs of Stuttgarter Zeitung was also co-opted into the dpa supervisory board.

Along with Chairman David Brandstätter, the other members of the board's leadership include: Dr. Laurent Fischer (Nordbayerischer Kurier Zeitungsverlag, Bayreuth) and Valdo Lehari jr. (Reutlinger General-Anzeiger Verlags-GmbH, Reutlingen) as Deputy Chairmen and Gerda Meuer of Deutsche Welle in Berlin, as Secretary.

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The German Press Agency (dpa) was founded in 1949 and is one of the world's leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media outlets, businesses and other organizations with editorial content, including text, photos, videos, graphics, audio and other formats. As an international agency, dpa reports in four languages: German, English, Spanish and Arabic. The company has around 1,000 journalists in 150 locations in Germany and abroad. Its shareholders are 177 German media companies. Staff work according to the principles outlined in the dpa statute: independently from ideologies, businesses and governments. The central editing desk, under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Sven Gösmann, is located in Berlin. The management team, headed by President & CEO Peter Kropsch, is based in Hamburg. The Chairman of the Board is David Brandstätter (Main-Post GmbH, Würzburg).

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