Sky Deutschland extends supervisory board
Written by Jörn Krieger
Sunday, 25 April 2010 06:41

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland can go ahead with the planned expansion of its supervisory board. At the broadcaster’s general assembly on April 23 in Munich, the shareholders approved the election of three new members to the committee.

New members are Chase Carey, deputy chairman, president and COO of Sky’s main shareholder News Corp; corporate and investment consultant Katrin Wehr-Seiter, who used to work for private equity group Permira; and Miriam Kraus, senior vice president global governance, risk & compliance at software manufacturer SAP AG. The supervisory board now has a total of nine members.

News Corp’s decision to send Carey into the board, which became known in March, is seen by analysts as a further measure by the media company to strengthen its influence on Sky. Carey, who directs News Corp’s international activities from its headquarters in New York, is a close confidant of News Corp head Rupert Murdoch.