Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

Vice President of ARTE GEIE

Born in Munich on March 15th, 1954

Professional Background


  • since 2011: Vice President of the Management Board
  • 2007-2010: President of the Management Board
  • 2003-2006: Vice President of the Management Board
  • 1995-2002: Member of the General Assembly

ARTE Deutschland

  • 2000-2002: Vice President of the General Assembly

ZDF (German public television)

  • since February 2000: Director of European satellite programmes and President of 3sat
  • 1998-2000: Vice President of the TV Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Head of Online Services
  • 1997-2002: Member of the Supervisory Committee for “ZDF Enterprises GmbH” and “ZDF Enterprises Media- und Beteiligungs-GmbH”
  • 1994-2000: Director of International Affairs and Chair of the Festival Committee
  • 1990-1994: Deputy Director of International Affairs
  • 1989-1994: Head of the International Relations Department
  • 1987: Department of International Affairs
Education and Training
  • 1989: PhD in Philosophy
  • 1985-1986: Degree scholarship
  • 1975-1983: Philosophy, psychology and political science studies in Munich and Paris
Other Activities
  • Member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Scientific Research Institute)
  • Member of the Media Committee at the Goethe Institute
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the “Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg”, an institute for the development and promotion of information technology, media and film.
  • Member of the Strategic Council of the European Institute of the Media and Strategic Council of the International Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Responsible for cooperation with the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation)
  • 2010: Member of the Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 2006: Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour




2nd December 2014