Anke Schäferkordt

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland



In April 2017, Schäferkordt stepped down from the co-CEO role atop the RTL Group opposite Guillaume de Posch but remains at the helm at the German division Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, which comprises the group’s six free-to-air TV stations (RTL, VOX, NTV, RTL NITRO, Super RTL and RTL II) and a growing number of digital niche outlets and online video sites.

She began her career at RTL parent Bertelsmann in 1988 and later headed the controlling department at RTL Television before moving as an executive to affiliate VOX, where she eventually served as CEO between 1999 to 2005. Flagship channel RTL Television remains the most watched commercial broadcaster in Germany with its mix of local hit shows like “Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten” and “Alarm für Cobra 11” and U.S. series such as “Bones” and “Shades of Blue.”

In addition to her other responsibilities, Schaeferkordt is also a member of the executive board at Bertelsmann and serves on the supervisory board of Groupe M6 in France, likewise part of RTL Group.


  • RTL Television
  • Vox Media


  • University of Paderborn (Germany)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Achievement in International Television
Interested in org charts, contact info and more for Anke Schäferkordt

News from Variety

'The Daily Show's' John Oliver to Host International Emmy Awards

'The Daily Show's' John Oliver to Host International Emmy Awards

Jon Stewart's eponymous Comedy Central show may have lost the Primetime Emmy for writing for a variety series to "The Colbert Report" in September, but all is not lost -- now he has a  man on the inside.Fittingly, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's" resident Brit John Oliver will host this year's International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25 at the Hilton New York Hotel.“We’re delighted to have John Oliver and his unique comedic talent headlining our Gala this year,”...



What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“I received so much unsolicited advice about career planning, networking, being a role model as a female executive that I figured out that sometimes it’s best to stay true to yourself and just be who you are. I’ve never played a role and I am not a tactician. I am who I am and I express what I think.”

What or who inspires you?

“I love my job, and I love coming to work every day, because I am inspired by all the amazing people at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and RTL Group. Our success – both in terms of audiences and financials – is teamwork.”

Want more information on Anke Schäferkordt?

Sign up for a free trial to view Anke's contact info, company details, production deals, & more