Simon Hof Appointed as New Chairman of the ENEX Board of Directors

As of 1 January 2024, Sonja Schwetje stepped down as Chair of the Enex Board of Directors to focus on the strategic priorities in her positions as Managing Director Programming at RTL Deutschland’s news channel NTV and as Editor-in-Chief of Business & Networks at RTL News. 

The role of Chair at Enex, RTL Group’s global news organisation, has been taken over by Simon Hof. Simon started his career at RTL Deutschland in 1997. Among other projects, he led the establishment of a central sourcing unit, founded a verification team at RTL News andwas responsible for the editorial management of prime-time format RTL Extra. Simon currently serves as Head of Journalistic Services at RTL News. He is a member of the RTL News Board and the RTL Deutschland AI Circle.

Simon Hof says: “The mission of Enex is a matter close to my heart. The exchange of journalistic content and knowledge is an important advantage for all members. This needs to be further expanded and the strategic goals set need to be pursued. I would like to thank Sonja for her great work, and I am very much looking forward to the new task and am grateful for the trust placed in me.”

Sonja Schwetje, who celebrated 25 years at RTL Deutschland last year, served as Chair of the Enex Board of Directors since June 2021. In her position, she advocated for collaboration, independent journalism and verified information – the cornerstone values of Enex.

Sonja Schwetje says: “Having served as Chair of Enex is a huge privilege. Enex is an organisation that values partnerships, press freedom and the diversity of opinions – topics that I feel strongly about. I am proud of the work we have done in the areas of disinformation, media literacy and reliable news, especially in the age of AI, and wish all the best to Simon Hof.”