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Director of Development and Offering
since January 2018
born 1975, Germany
Bakel Walden studied for an MA in media planning, development and consultancy at the University of Siegen in Germany and the University of Poitiers in France. In 2002, he completed a traineeship as Entertainment Editor at RTL in Cologne. In his ten years at the RTL Group, his roles included being a member of the strategy team at the Luxemburg head office (2006 – 2008) and Head of Programme Planning and Development for the Greek subsidiary Alpha TV (2009 – 2012). From 2012 to 2017, Bakel Walden worked as Head of the Programme Strategy division, responsible for matters relating to programme usage, positioning, content design and the performance of individual vectors and content.
European Broadcasting Union (TV Committee, member of the general assembly); Mediapulse (Board of Directors); Swiss Commission for Unesco (member).