Ulrich Wilhelm

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Ulrich Wilhelm
2017 BR im Gespraech - Tatort - Ulrich Wilhelm - by 2eight - 8SC4743.jpg
Speaker of Government
In office
2005–2010
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byBéla Anda
Succeeded bySteffen Seibert
Personal details
Born (1961-07-08) July 8, 1961 (age 60)
Munich,  West Germany
ProfessionLawyer

Ulrich Wilhelm (born July 8, 1961 in Munich[1]) is a German lawyer and journalist who has been serving as director of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) since 2011.

Career[edit]

On March 19, 2015 the Rundfunkrat des Bayerischen Rundfunks chose him for a second term by January 31, 2021.[2] From 2005 to 2010 William was Chief of the Federal Press Office and Government Spokesman of State (Regierungssprecher) for the Cabinet of Germany (the First Merkel cabinet as well the Second Merkel cabinet).[3]

Wilhelm took over the rotating chairmanship of the ARD in 2018 for two years.[4] In 2020, he announced that he would not extend his contract with BR beyond 2021.[5]

Other activities[edit]

Recognition[edit]

Wilhelm was appointed in 2007 as a commander with a star of the Royal Norwegian Confederation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulrich Wilhelm". munzinger.de. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "BR-Intendantenwahl – Rundfunkrat bestätigt BR-Intendant Ulrich Wilhelm" (in German). Bayerischer Rundfunk. March 19, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Bayerischer Rundfunk. "Ulrich Wilhelm: Lebenslauf". br.de. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Uwe Mantel (September 20, 2017). "Ulrich Wilhelm wird Anfang 2018 ARD-Vorsitzender". dwdl.de. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Daniel Wirsching (July 13, 2020), Warum BR-Chef Ulrich Wilhelm aufhört Augsburger Allgemeine.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees acatech.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees American Academy in Berlin
  8. ^ Board of Trustees BMW Foundation.
  9. ^ Board of Trustees Civis media prize.
  10. ^ Advisory Board Frank Schirrmacher Foundation.
  11. ^ Board of Trustees Institute of Bavarian History, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  12. ^ Board of Trustees Kissinger Sommer.
  13. ^ Honorary Senate Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
  14. ^ Board of Trustees Roland Berger Foundation.
  15. ^ Board of Trustees Technical University of Munich (TUM).
  16. ^ Board of Trustees University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU TUM).

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