RTL Hrvatska Appoints New CEO


LUXEMBOURG/ZAGREB: Henning Tewes has been named CEO of RTL Hrvatska, succeeding Johannes Züll, who is leaving the RTL Group to become CEO of the German production company Studio Hamburg.

Tewes is currently the managing director of the news provider Enex. He takes on the new role effective July 1. Ivan Lovrecek, currently editor-in-chief of RTL Hrvatska and a member of the company's executive board, becomes deputy CEO of RTL Hrvatska, also effective July 1.

Andreas Rudas, executive VP of regional operations and business development for CEE and Asia at RTL Group and chairman of the supervisory board of RTL Hrvatska, said: “I am delighted that we have found such a dynamic and experienced management team for our Croatian family of channels from within RTL Group. Henning Tewes combines business acumen and leadership skills with a strong track record in programming. He is deeply familiar with RTL Group and the international TV industry and is an excellent choice to lead and grow RTL Hrvatska into the next phase of its development. I congratulate Ivan Lovrecek on his promotion to Deputy CEO. His thorough understanding of the local market, leadership in news and magazines and experience in building our Croatian family of channels is key to our future plans.”

Rudas continued: “I would also like to thank Johannes Züll for his important achievements. During his time as head of RTL in Croatia, he ensured the financial sustainability of RTL Hrvatska and the re-licensing of the main channel RTL Televizija through 2029. At the same time, he built a complementary family of channels with two new channels—RTL 2 and RTL Kockica.”