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Dr. Tobias Schmid

Director of the State Institute for Media NRW

As Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (LfM), Tobias Schmid is also the European Affairs Commissioner of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM). Moreover, Tobias Schmid is the elected Vice Chairman of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and will take office on 1st January 2018.
Prior to this, from January 2005 until December 2016, Mr. Schmid, who holds a doctorate in law, was Head of Media Policy at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and from 2010 he was Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs at RTL Group. In addition, Mr. Schmid was also active in the German Association of Private Broadcasters and Telemedia (VPRT) as the chairman of the board from November 2012 until September 2016.