Frauke Pieper becomes the new legal director at SWR

Frauke Pieper is expected to move from SWR to ZDF on December 1, where he will share the management of the legal department with Alexandra Köth. There is already a dual leadership, but Katrin Neukamm is – subject to committee approval – on July 31st ahead of a change in the position of WDR legal director.


Frauke Pieper is currently employed as a legal officer in the ZDF legal department and has proven expertise, particularly in the areas of film production, producer policy, film financing, and data protection law. In addition, she has worked at ZDF in the past in the fields of copyright, European law and cable rebroadcasting abroad and has been the head of the production management department in program management.

SWR Director Kai Gniffke: “With these qualifications, Frauke Pieper ideally covers the job portfolio of a SWR legal adviser and thus perfectly complements the core division group with Alexandra Köth. In the last two years, we have had many with the best division in Management “We have had good experiences. Two people with different expertise and perspectives enrich our work immensely. At the same time, the high-sharing model also shapes corporate governance and culture across the SWR. So I’m very happy that we have Frauke Pieper as Legal Director for the tandem model can win. “

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