New CFO for RTL Deutschland

Ingrid Heisserer and Xenia Meuser

RTL Group has appointed a new chief financial officer for RTL Deutschland.

Ingrid Heisserer, currently CFO Austria and Germany at the cosmetics company L’Oréal, will become the new CFO of RTL Deutschland, effective December 1.

She will succeed Alexander Glatz, who will leave RTL Deutschland at the end of August on the best of terms, as already announced in July.

Separately, Xenia Meuser, currently SVP attract and retain and brand and marketing at New Work, will take over as the new chief human resources officer of RTL Deutschland from October 25.

Heisserer began her career in 1996 as a financial controller at the French branch of Steelcase, a US manufacturer of office furniture, She began working at L’Oréal in 2000 and has taken on numerous leadership roles in the company’s finance division, while living and working in Germany, France, Russia and Brazil. In 2016, she took on her first CFO position within L’Oréal’s German subsidiary, with responsibility for the luxury division. Since 2021, she has been CFO Austria and Germany at L’Oréal.

Meuser started her career in 1998 in the HR department of Tchibo. In 2013, she started at the listed company New Work SE, formerly Xing SE, where she built up the international HR department as Vice President HR.

“With the appointment of Ingrid Heisserer and Xenia Meuser to the management board of RTL Deutschland, we are taking the next step in further strengthening the management team of our largest business unit. RTL Group is also continuing its course of making the Group’s top management broader and more diverse,” said Thomas Rabe, CEO and management board chairman of RTL Group.

“Ingrid Heisserer is a strategically thinking, growth-oriented finance expert. She has diverse international management experience in the consumer goods industry and has gained profound knowledge of the advertising business from a client perspective. Xenia Meuser covers the entire spectrum of modern and international HR management. She is an expert in cultural and organisational development, talent management and employer branding, and also has many years of knowledge on the requirements of the tech industry. Ingrid Heisserer and Xenia Meuser are excellently qualified to actively shape the digital transformation of RTL Deutschland. I wish them every success in their future tasks and look forward to working with them.”

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