Gerhard Zeiler is President of Turner Broadcasting System International, which operates more than 150 channels showcasing 32 brands in 36 languages in over 200 countries, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Additionally, Zeiler is Chairman of German real estate group Gagfah SA, and a Director to the Board the media and entertainment company CME. Zeiler started his career as a journalist and later spokesman for two Austrian Chancellors. After serving as secretary general of Austria’s public broadcaster, ORF, he became CEO of Tele 5 and then RTL II in Germany. He returned to his native Austria to lead the ORF as Director General. In 1998 Zeiler was named CEO of RTL, Germany’s biggest TV channel, and from March 2003 until April 2012 CEO of Europe’s largest television production and broadcast company RTL Group.