Stephan Schäfer, born in 1974, was appointed Chief Content Officer (CCO), in charge of content and brands, at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in February 2019.
As CCO he is responsible for the portfolio of channels, audio offerings, marketing, production management and programme acquisition for Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Stephan Schäfer has also been Co-Managing Director of ntv since 1 December 2020 as well as CEO of Hamburg-based publishing house Gruner + Jahr since 1 April 2021. At Gruner + Jahr Schäfer has been a Member of the Executive Board since 2013. He is a Member of the Board of the Bertelsmann Content Alliance, which since February 2019 has managed all collaboration between the Group's German content businesses.
Stephan graduated from the Axel Springer School of Journalism and began his career on the Politics desk of German daily newspaper Bild. In 2009, he joined Gruner + Jahr as Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of among others SCHÖNER WOHNEN, ESSEN & TRINKEN and BRIGITTE. In 2013, Stephan Schäfer took over the position of Chief Product Officer within the management of Gruner + Jahr.
Chief Commercial Technology & Data Officer
Matthias Dang, born 1967 in Mainz, was appointed Chief Commercial, Technology & Data Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in February 2019.
Furthermore, he has been Managing Director of the sales houses IP Deutschland and Ad Alliance since 2012 and 2017 respectively.
He studied economics in Mainz from 1989 to 1993. While studying he worked in the central editorial department of 3sat. In 1993, the business graduate joined IP Deutschland and performed various marketing functions until 1998, when he was appointed Sales Director. In 2003, he moved back to marketing as Director of Operations. From 2004 to 2009 he was Director of Sales Operations, and in October 2009 was also made Deputy Managing Director.
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Glatz, born in 1970 in Neustadt (Weinstrasse), was appointed Chief Financial Officer responsible for Legal & Finance of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in February 2019.
Glatz has been with Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland since September 2015. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) he was initially responsible for the Corporate Planning/Controlling department, covering finance and accounting, financial reporting, payroll accounting and purchasing as well as the Business & Legal Affairs department. In his role as CFO responsible for Legal & Finance he is now additionally responsible for Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland mergers & acquisitions.
After completing his Law studies at the University of Constance, Glatz began his career as a sales project manager at Deere & Company in England. After obtaining a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Rotterdam School of Management and now a fully qualified attorney, he moved to RTL Group in 2000, where he held various posts in the Business Development and Controlling department. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President Controlling. In 2010, he became Executive Vice President, Strategy & Controlling, a position he held until his appointment at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.
Chief People & Culture Officer
As of May 2019, Julia Reuter, born 1972 in Frankfurt/Main, is Chief People and Culture Officer at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.
She has joined from RTL II, where she has held several positions over the past 19 years. As CFO and COO of the channel she was responsible for strategic corporate development, finance, controlling, HR and organisation as well as the IT department. She was integral in steadily developing RTL II into a successful, modern company with flexible structures and a positive corporate culture.
Reuter began at RTL II in the Controlling department in 2000, becoming head of the department in 2005. In 2011, she also took on the role of Deputy Chief Financial Officer at RTL II. In 2012, she was appointed Chief Financial Officer and as of 2016 she also took over the role as Chief Operating Officer. She began her career at Escada in the Controlling department.
Mitglied der Geschäftsführung
Oliver Radtke, geboren 1968 in Crivitz, ist Wirtschaftsingenieur mit einem MBA vom INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Seine Karriere bei Gruner + Jahr begann 1995 im Controlling. Es folgten Leitungsfunktionen im Zentralbereich und in der IT. 2007 wurde er Verlagsgeschäftsführer G+J Operations. 2010 wechselte er für drei Jahre als Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung zur DDV Mediengruppe nach Dresden. Als Chief Operating Officer steuerte Radtke seit 2013 als Mitglied der Geschäftsführung den Transformationsprozess von G+J. Seit 1. September 2021 ist er zusätzlich Mitglied der Geschäftsführung von RTL Deutschland.