Walter Bachmann

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General Secretary of SRG

Non-voting member of the Executive Board since 2021, has attended meetings since 2011
born in 1963, Switzerland

Career to date

Walter Bachmann grew up in Wil, in the Canton of St Gallen. He graduated from the University of St Gallen (HSG) in 1989 with a degree in law, specialising in media law. In 2002 he completed a postgraduate qualification as an auditor at the SGMI Management Institute in St Gallen. Walter worked for a local television channel in Wil as an editor and producer between 1980 and 1989, when he joined Schweizer Fernsehen as the company’s Head of Fees, Sponsorship and Licensing. He became Coordinator for Drama and Entertainment in 1994 and served as SRF’s Head of Programming and Programming Coordinator between 1999 and 2005, when he was appointed Head of the Multimedia Centre and Head of Marketing and Partnerships. Walter has been SRG’s General Secretary since 2011.

Offices held

Nationale Nachrichtenagentur der Schweiz (Keystone-SDA) (member of the Board of Directors); Swiss Press Council (member of the Foundation Board), Swiss Radioplayer GmbH (member of the governing body).