Heinz-Dieter Sommer
Director Radio
Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt
Germany



Dr. Heinz-Dieter Sommer was born on June 26, 1956, in Celle. Germany. 1976 – 1983 he studied musicology, sociology, philosophy and history of art at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. 1983 he received his Doctorate of Philosophy. From 1997 he was a Delegate of ARD in the EBU Radio Assembly. 2005 – 2007 he became Member and Vice Chairman of the Radio Committee. 2007 – 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Radio Committee and President of the EBU Radio Assembly. He is appointed Director, Radio, for Public Service Broadcasting Hessischer Rundfunk  since August 1995.  He is member of several boards and committees in ARD.