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Tobias Schmid (Dr)

Tobias Schmid (Dr)

Chairman, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA); Director, Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr Tobias Schmid is Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is also elected as the European Affairs Commissioner of the Conference of Directors of the German Media Authorities (DLM).
Dr Schmid is the elected Chairman of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and took office on 1st January 2020. Since 1st April 2021, he is also a Member of the Expert Committee for Communication and Information of the German UNESCO-Commission.

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

Dr Schmid holds a doctorate in law.

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