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Ulrich Wilhelm Curriculum Vitae

On February 1st, 2011 Ulrich Wilhelm took office as Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation).

Stand: 26.09.2014

Ulrich Wilhelm | Bild: BR/Ralf Wilschewski

Curriculum Vitae

Born on July 8th, 1961 in Munich

1967 – 1980
Primary and high school in Munich

1980 – 1981
Military service

1981 – 1983
Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism), Munich,  Journalism Diploma

1982 – 1986
Studied Jurisprudence at the Universities of Passau and Munich
Completion of First State Law Examination

1987 – 1990
Trainee lawyer i.e. Congressional Fellow at the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., completion of Second State Law Examination

since 1983
Freelance journalist mainly at Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR Radio and TV)

Freelance journalist at the Editorial Division of Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR TV)

Administrator at the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, initially in the area of supervision of local authorities and later in the Press Department

May 1993
Employment at the Bavarian State Chancellery

1999 – 2003
Press spokesman for the Governor of the State of Bavaria
Head of Department of Public Relations and Media, Department Head, Broadcasting Law

2004 – 2005
Head Administrator of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Nov. 2005 - July 2010
Permanent State Secretary, Spokesman of the German Government and Director of the Press and Information Office of the German Government

May 6th, 2010
Elected to serve as Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk  

Since February 2011
Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk

Since January 2013
Member of the Executive Board of the EBU 

March 2015
Elected for a second term as Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk  

Since January 2018

Chairman of the ARD network