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Antje Carl appointed new Vice President Human Resources at ZDF Enterprises

Tobias Könemann leaves the firm after 20 years

Mainz, 30th July 2013

As of 1 August 2013, Antje Carl will be the new Vice President Human Resources at ZDF Enterprises.

During her studies in political science at the University of Bonn, which she completed with a Master’s Degree, she began her professional career as a freelance trainer in the adult education sector and then as a scientific staff member at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn before becoming personnel adviser at Rexel GmbH Eschborn. As of March 2000, Ms. Carl became Senior Personnel Adviser of the SEB AG in Frankfurt and subsequently Artist Manager at the Musica Management GmbH Wiesbaden. Since July 2005 Antje Carl has held various positions at the Motorola Solutions GmbH Germany in Idstein, and was personnel director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland & International Business Partner beginning in April 2012.

Antje Carl will be taking over the post of Tobias Könemann, who retired on 30 June 2013 after nearly 20 years as Vice President Human Resources and lawyer for ZDF Enterprises. He will be devoting himself to new fields of activity as attorney and CEO of a non-profit organization.

Stephan Adrian, Executive Vice President and CFO at ZDF Enterprises, comments: “We are looking forward to working with Antje Carl. She is a proven specialist for our company, and will support the further development of our firm with her competence in personnel matters. We shall also continue to work with Tobias Könemann in the future, and will gladly draw upon his profound know-how and his outstanding expertise for our successful business sector ‘international coproductions.’”


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:,


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany