Delegates and members of the domestic Distribu­tion Committee

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

Christoph Gebel

Functions within IRF

Delegate and President of the domestic Distribution Committee (representative of SRG)

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Christoph Gebel has been working for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG) since 2001, inter alia, as head of programme at former radio DRS 1 and later as head of entertainment at Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF. At SRF, he is member of the Executive Board and heads the Operations department. Before joining the SRG, Christoph worked for the private sector in Biel. He was founder and director of Radio CANAL 3, founder and delegate of the Board of Directors of TeleBielingue and media director of Gassmann AG.

Fanny Ambühl

Functions within IRF

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

Nationality

Switzerland

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Fanny Ambühl is a lawyer and joined the SRF Legal Services in 2016 as legal advisor. In Spring 2020, she moved to the SRG Legal Services. In 2021, she took over the co-management of the SRG Legal Service. In 2017, she became a broadcasters’ delegate and in 2021 also a member of the broadcasters’ specialist group in the collecting society SWISSPERFORM. Since 2018, she has been a member of the editorial advisory board of Medialex magazine. Fanny Ambühl studied law at the University of Basel. Beforehand she worked as a lawyer for the law firm Beutler Künzi Stutz AG, specialized in immaterial goods, media and IT, as well as for the Federal Intellectual Property Agency.

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).

Wolfgang Elsässer

Functions within IRF

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

Nationality

Germany

Professional activities/expert knowledge

Wolfgang Elsässer has been CEO of CH Media TV AG and a member of the CH Media Executive Board since June 2024. Previously, he was CEO at blue Entertainment AG for 5 years, where he managed the pay TV offerings of blue Sport and blue Fiction, blue News, blue Music and blue Cinemas in Switzerland. He was also responsible for the entire entertainment business, 3rd party offerings and the blue TV platform at Swisscom AG. Until 2019, Wolfgang was with Telekom AG in Bonn and managed the TV and entertainment business and very successfully launched the TV platform Magenta TV. Prior to that, he held various entertainment management positions, such as Chief Regional Officer Europe and CEO of Astra Germany, Chief Sales Officer at Sky and Head of Sales and Marketing at Grundig AG. Wolfgang holds an MBA from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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)
  • Ute von Moers (representative of private TV broadcasters)