Delegates and members of the domestic Distribu­tion Committee

The domestic Distribution Committee is composed of seven national delegates and based on equal representation.

Dr. Michael Schweizer

Functions within IRF

Delegate and member of the domestic Distribution Committee and member of the Board of Directors (representative of SRG)

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Dr. Michael Schweizer studied law at the University of Fribourg in German and French language. He did a doctoral thesis in the field of media law. He is an attorney-at-law and has been working since 2006 as corporate counsel in the legal department of SRG SSR. He became deputy and since March 2016 head of the legal department of SRG.

Markus Baumer

Functions within IRF

Delegate and member of the domestic Distribution Committee (representative of radio associations)

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Markus Baumer is CFO of Radio Fribourg and of the ad production company Mediapub (Mediapub SA). He is the delegate of the board of directors of La Télé (Vaud Fribourg TV SA), member of the board of directors of the advertising magazine Sept.info (Sept.ch SA) and the appointed treasurer among the board members of the association of Swiss Private Radios (VSP).

Roger Elsener

Functions within IRF

Delegate and member of the domestic Distribution Committee (representative of private TV broadcasters)

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

He has been Managing Director for TV at the AZ Medien AG and a member of the Executive Management since September 2013. In addition to the TV sector, Elsener has been responsible for the radio sector since 2017 and became Managing Director of the TV and radio sector. Since CH Media has been launched (October 2018), Elsener has been responsible for the sectors TV, radio and film distribution. In his previous position, Elsener had been in charge of the operational business of TV channels 3+ and 4+ as COO at the 3 Plus Group. Before that, he held several executive positions, among others at Viacom International Media Networks, where he worked as Managing Director in the Swiss broadcasters’ group (MTV, VIVA, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central), and Vice President Commerce in Central and Northern Europe for Nickelodeon. Elsener studied media and communication sciences with a focus on media economics at Zurich University and completed the course with a lic.phil. degree (licenciate) in 2003.

Dr. Jascha Schneider-Marfels

Functions within IRF

Delegate and member of the domestic Distribution Committee (representative of Telesuisse)

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Dr. Jascha Schneider-Marfels is an independent attorney-at-law in Basel. He has worked as a journalist for various radio and TV broad­casters in Switzerland for many years. His legal activities are focussed on media law and providing consulting to SMEs. Since 2015, Dr. Jascha Schneider-Marfels has been a lecturer at the University of Basel. Since 2013 he has been a broadcasters’ delegate at Swissperform.

Delegates and members of the domestic Distribution Committee:

  • Catherine Mettraux Kauthen (representative of SRG)
  • Jörg Lanker (representative of SRG)
  • Andres Palomares (representative of SRG)