Guillaume de Posch Named COO At RTL Group

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The veteran executive ran RTL's competitor ProSiebenSat1 from 2004-2008.

COLOGNE, Germany - Guillaume de Posch, the former CEO of pan-European broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, has been named the new chief operating officer of ProSieben's competitor RTL Group. 

De Posch will take over as COO of the Bertelsmann-owned RTL Group on January 1. He will run RTL's corporate strategy and business development division as well as overseeing RTL operations in Benelux and radio operations in France. De Posch will also take a seat on RTL Group's executive committe alongside CEO Gerhard Zeiler, CFO Elmar Heggen and Andreas Rudas, EVP of regional operations and business development CEE and Asia.

De Posch was Chairman and CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 from 2004-2008 and has worked as an advisor to several European and U.S. broadcasters. 

RTL Group, a subsidiary of media conglomorate Bertelsmann, is Europe's largest broadcasting group and controls FremantleMedia, the production company behind X Factor and American Idol