Delphine Ernotte-Cunci and Petr Dvořák have been re-elected to serve a second two-year mandate as president and vice-president of the executive board at the European Broadcasting Union, while UA:PBC’s Mykola Chernotytskyi and BR’s Dr Katja Wildermuth have taken up vacant positions on the board.

The executive board has also confirmed that EBU director general Noel Curran has been appointed to serve a further six years in office.

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Delphine Ernotte-Cunci has served as CEO of France Télévisions since 2015 after spending five years as Deputy CEO of France’s biggest telco, the Orange Group. In 2019 she was elected vice-president of the EBU and became president in 2021.

Petr Dvořárk became director-general of Czech Television in 2011 after a long career in media and broadcasting. He served for six years on the EBU Executive Board before his election as vice-president from 2021.

Curran is the former DG, managing director of television and editor of current affairs of RTÉ, Ireland’s national television and radio broadcaster.

Mykola Chernotytskyi and Katja Wildermuth are joining the executive board for the first time.

Mykola Chernotytskyi became head of the managing board at the EBU’s Ukrainian member UA:PBC just over a year ago and has led the broadcaster through the last difficult months of the war. As a member of the UA:PBC managing board over the last five years, he helped steer the organisation through the transition from state to public broadcasting.

Katja Wildermuth has been director general of German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk since February 2021. After a career in academia, she joined Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk in 1994 where she worked as an editorial lead and programme director. She was also head of culture for Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

Mykola Chernotytskyi and Katja Wildermuth are replacing Thomas Bellut (ZDF) and Sebastian Sergei Parker (Channel One) on the executive board.

The Board was elected by the Director Generals of EBU Members at the 88th General Assembly in Dubrovnik. It is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies.