Christoph Lanz is a journalist, media specialist and strategic adviser in media development for both national and international clients.
He has spent his professional life in journalism, starting in the early 80s as a reporter and editor for ARD, Germany’s first nationwide public service broadcasting cooperation. Christoph has also worked for various television and radio stations including SWF and NDR and was, from 1984 to 1985, a freelancing correspondent in New York for various ARD stations and RTL, Luxemburg.
In the early 90s, Christoph Lanz worked as editor-in-chief at Deutsche Welle (DW) where he was responsible for the launch of DW-TV, Germany's international television service. When appointed as DW’S director of television in 2002, he was in charge of Germany’s international TV channels in German, English, Spanish and Arabic, as well as the multimedia activities of Deutsche Welle in those languages, until 2014.
Christoph is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne and member of the board of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, Germany. He is also deputy chairman of the association “Förderverein Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer” which supports the Berlin Wall Foundation.