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AIB Chooses New Executive Committee

Advisory group will serve for two-year term

The nonprofit Association for International Broadcasting has elected its new executive committee.

The leading advisory group of the association influences policy and standards in broadcasting and electronic media globally. It works to shape regulatory policy in global markets, as well as contributing to AIB strategy and the work plan of the association. The six-member committee holds office for two years.

The new Committee comprises: John Maguire, Audiovisuel Exterior de France’s director of international development; Mark Bunting, BBC Global News’s head of strategy and policy; Lindsey Oliver, Bloomberg Television’s international commercial director; Klaus Bergmann, Deutsche Welle’s director of international relations; Margarita Simonyan, RT Channel’s editor-in-chief; Abubakar Jijiwa, Voice of Nigeria’s director-general.

“Collectively, the broadcasters that these committee members represent reach hundreds of millions of people around the world,” said Simon Spanswick, AIB chief executive. “They are aware of the challenges of the constantly changing media landscape in markets globally and so are well-placed to help define the work of the AIB.”

The Executive Committee provides oversight of the AIB’s permanent staff and its work and ensures the organization’s Executive Office responds to members’ needs and wishes.

The AIB was founded in 1993 to represent, promote and assist members, and it currently has an international membership of over 50 companies.