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RTL appoints new CEE and Asia chief

Staff Writer | Luxembourg | November 18, 2016
Andreas FischerNovember 18, 2016, Luxembourg - RTL Group, an entertainment company, appoints Andreas Fischer as RTL Group new senior vice president business development and regional operations CEE & Asia, effective January 1, 2017.
Mr. Fischer started his career at RTL Group in 2000 and has worked in various functions before joining RTL Group’s Strategy & Controlling department in 2010, where he became Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions in 2011.

Since 2013, he has been managing and coordinating the activities of RTL Group’s Synergy Committees, in close collaboration with the Co-CEOs, the chairmen of the various committees and the OMC.

In September 2015, Mr. Fischer became Senior Vice President Business Development & Emerging Markets.

Mr. Fischer will take over Andreas Rudas’ role at RTL Group, overseeing the broadcasting operations in Croatia, Hungary, Southeast Asia and the German radio business on a day-to-day basis.

In this capacity, Mr. Fischer will be elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTL Hungary, RTL Croatia, RTL Radio Deutschland and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

Mr. Rudas was appointed Executive Vice President Regional Operations & Business Development CEE and Asia with effect from 1 January 2009.

In this capacity, he has been developing business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Asia. He also oversees RTL Group’s operations in Croatia, Hungary and the German radio business.

From 10 March 2015 until 30 June 2015, Mr. Rudas was Interim CEO of RTL Hungary.