Maeuser selected as chair
BERLIN — ProSiebenSat 1 shareholders have elected Goetz Maeuser and British media entrepreneur Clive Hollick, respective partners of private equity firms and majority shareholders Permira and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, to the posts of chairman and vice chairman of the group’s supervisory board.
The group’s July 17 general annual meeting confirmed a number of appointments originally made in March following Permira and KKR’s acquisition of ProSiebenSat 1.
Also confirmed was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer topper Harry Evans Sloan and Permira execs Robin-Bell Jones, Katrin Wehr-Seiter and Thomas Krenz.
KKR members include Philipp Freise, Heinz-Joachim Neuburger and Johannes Peter Huth.
Representing Dutch publisher and SBS shareholder Telegraaf Media Groep (which holds an option to purchase 12% of the ProSiebenSat 1 in exchange for its 20% stake in SBS), are Marinus Maria Petrus van Lent, president international, and Adrianus Johannes Swartjes, chairman of Telegraaf’s board of directors.
Harald Wiedmann was also re-confirmed.
Mathias Doepfner, CEO of publishing group and minority shareholder Axel Springer, Christian Nienhaus, managing director of Springer’s Bild Group, and former BBC topper and media consultant Greg Dyke will retain their seats on the board.
Permira and KKR currently control 88% of ProSiebenSat 1’s common shares.