04/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 02:24
RTL Group today announced the appointment of Marc Puškarić (47) as new CEO of RTL Croatia, effective 1 July 2019.
Marc Puškarić, currently Managing Director of Bertelsmann Brazil Investments and the Bertelsmann Corporate Center in Brazil, will succeed Henning Tewes, who will join - as recently announced - Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as COO Programme Affairs & Multichannel. In his new function, Marc Puškarić will report to Andreas Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RTL Croatia and Senior Vice President (SVP) Global Operations Management Broadcast and Content of RTL Group. With his new role, Marc Puškarić will also become a member of RTL Group's Operations Management Committee (OMC).
Andreas Fischer says: 'Marc Puškarić combines broad international experience with cultural affinity to Croatia. I am delighted that we have found such a dynamic executive from within the Bertelsmann Group to lead RTL Croatia. Together with the strong management team of RTL Croatia, he will continue the success of the company. I warmly welcome Marc to his new role and wish him all the best - and I am very much looking forward to working with him on further strengthening the market position of RTL Croatia.'
Andreas Fischer continues: 'I would like to express deep gratitude to Henning Tewes, who has successfully led RTL Croatia for the past five years. Henning made RTL Croatia sustainably profitable, expanded the family of channels and significantly boosted creativity across all business activities. Under his leadership, RTL Croatia has shaped the digital market in Croatia and with the launch of RTL Play, he has positioned RTL Croatia as a first mover in video on demand.'
After completing his Second German State Examination in Law in 2001, Mark Puškarić, born in 1972, started his professional career at Bertelsmann as Corporate Legal Counsel. From 2007 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President Corporate Legal at Bertelsmann, where he was responsible for advising M&A and operational transactions in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia and for supporting the set-up of the corporate investment activities in India and Brazil.
RTL Croatia was founded in 2004 and today celebrates its 15th anniversary in Zagreb. In the past 15 years, the company has grown from one channel into a large family of channels with three free-TV channels (RTL Televizija, RTL 2 and RTL Kockica), three pay-TV channels (RTL Living, RTL Crime and RTL Passion), digital services such as the video-on-demand platform RTL Play, a music label and a dedicated channel for Croatians living abroad (RTL Croatia World).