The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has chosen Ingrid Deltenre to succeed Jean Réveillon as its DG.
Ms Deltenre is expected to take up the post at the beginning of 2010. She has been director of the Swiss German language public broadcaster Schweitzer Fernsehen (DSF) since 2004 and previously director of Publisuisse, the advertising arm of the Swiss public broadcaster SSR-SRG.
“Ms. Deltenre is a high-calibre professional who will be a great asset to the EBU. Her strengths and open approach will serve all EBU’s members, and public service media in today’s competitive environment,” said the EBU president, Jean-Paul Philippot (RTBF/Belgium), in a statement.
Jean Réveillon became chief executive of the EBU on 1 February 2004. He decided not to seek an extension to his six-year mandate, which ends on January 31, 2010.