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Tobias Schmid (Dr)

Director, Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia; Commissioner, European Affairs, Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM), Germany; and Vice Chairman of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)

Tobias Schmid (Dr)

Dr Tobias Schmid was the elected Vice Chairman of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) on 1 January 2018.
 
Dr Schmid is also Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, the European Affairs Commissioner of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM) and a deputy member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM).

Prior to this, Dr Schmid was Head of Media Policy at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland (2005 until 2016),  Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs at RTL Group (September 2010 until December 2016),  Chairman of the Board at the German Association of Private Broadcasters and Telemedia (VPRT) (November 2012 until September 2016). From 1999 until the end of 2004, he worked for Home Shopping Europe AG. where he was responsible for Law and Media Policy, Human Resources, Internal Audit and Public Relations as General Counsel.

Dr Schmitd holds a Doctorate in Law.

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