The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected a new board to oversee the implementation of the organisation’s strategies and policies.
Eight current board members return to join the EBU’s president Delphine Ernotte-Cunci (France Télévisions) and vice-president Petr Dvořák (Czech TV).
Nicolau Santos joins the executive board for the first time. He has served as chair of the board of directors of Portuguese broadcaster RTP since June 2021.
Mykola Chernotytskyi (UA:PBC) and Katja Wildermuth (BR) joined the EBU’s executive board last summer while Marinella Soldi (Rai), Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR) and Tim Davie (BBC) were previously elected to the board in December 2021.
Cilla Benkö (SR) has been appointed for her sixth term as an EBU board member. Giacomo Ghisani (RV) will be serving for his third term, and Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė (LRT) will be serving her second term.
EBU president Delphine Ernotte Cunci said: “With the support of all the members, – and always with the purpose of our common task in mind – I intend to continue working with Petr Dvorak, the new executive board, and Noel Curran, in the coming months to shape and strengthen the EBU of the future.
“Beyond our friendship, we all feel that being together is increasingly important to fulfill our mission towards disoriented citizens.”
The board will serve for a two-year period from January 2023 to December 2024.