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Ms.  Ingrid  DELTENRE

Director General, European Broadcasting Union

"The development of broadband networks today, is like the building of railways in the 19th century. They are essential to the future development of the global economy and prosperity of society. The networks, coupled with creative and attractive content and services will transform our lives. However, to optimise the benefits offered by the technology a common global approach is needed. As entrepreneurs and politicians set ambitious goals to develop the railway, a similar approach has to be taken today with broadband. Only by working together for common standards, affordable services and fair and equal access, can we ensure the successful development for the benefit of all.

I support the Broadband Commission because it aims to ensure a global approach in the interest of society as a whole.

Ingrid Deltenre took up the position of EBU Director General on 1 January 2010. The European Broadcasting Union is the most active and influential association of national broadcasters in the world.

Prior to joining the EBU, Ingrid Deltenre was CEO of Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), the leading public TV broadcaster in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. During her tenure there, she launched a strategy review which led to a new positioning of each channel, each targeting specific audience with appropriate programmes. She also succeeded in positioning the company in the new media world, developing and implementing a sound and focused multiplatform-strategy for the television channels, the website, and other distribution platforms. After starting the migration to HD she successfully launched the HD channel “HD Suisse” in December 2007.

From 1999-2004 she was CEO of Publisuisse, the commercial unit of SRG SSR and the leading marketer of television in Switzerland. There she developed and implemented a new business strategy which served to successfully reposition the company.

She also held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Executive Committee Switzerland at Swisscard AECS (1998-1999). From 1991 to 1998 she worked for CASH Switzerland's leading business weekly, initially as Project Manager, then as Head of Marketing and ultimately as Managing Director where her major success was to make CASH the number one business weekly in terms of readership and advertisement revenues.

Ingrid Deltenre is a Dutch and Swiss national and speaks Dutch, German, English and French.