RUXANDRA OBREJA - DRM CONSORTIUM CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT DRM ASSOCIATION
Ruxandra Obreja has been the DRM Chairman since 2008 being last re-elected in April 2016.Previously she was the Controller of Business Development for the BBC World Service focusing on building special relationships with the business communities around the globe. Ruxandra first joined the BBC in 1985 as a radio producer and presenter and was appointed Head of the BBC Romanian Service in 1990. In 1997 Ruxandra was appointed Editor for the BBC European region and later became a Commissioning Editor with BBC English Networks and News. In her career as radio and television journalist Ruxandra has produced high quality and acclaimed programmes, interviews and reports. In 2009 she was elected vice-chairman of the EBU international broadcasters’ group.In March 2008 Ruxandra was first elected Chairman of the DRM Consortium with the avowed aim of ensuring that the various stakeholders work towards the same goal: the global and mass scale take up of the DRM standard. Since then Ruxandra has promoted, and presented DRM and digital radio at all major specialised events across the world while her articles and blogs have been published in key publications devoted to digital media.
ALEXANDER ZINK - VICE PRESIDENT DRM ASSOCIATION, VICE CHAIRMAN AND TREASURER DRM CONSORTIUM
Since 2000, Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Zink, MBA, works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen, Germany, www.iis.fraunhofer.de/drm) as vice group leader for the work group ‘Broadcast Applications’. In 2001 he started as project manager for the professional broadcast encoder “Fraunhofer DRM, DAB ContentServer™”. Since 2002 he is project director of Journaline, an interactive text based information system for digital radio. In addition he works in the fields of AudioServers, software defined radio, and transmission protocols.
LLindsay has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years, in a variety of engineering, editorial and leadership roles spanning radio, tv, and spectrum regulation. He has considerable experience of leading collaborative projects through his roles as Chairman of CEPT FM PT51, dealing with spectrum issues for programme making, and as Chairman of the DRM Technical Committee and World DAB Technical Committee, managing the stability and development of the respective standards. Lindsay brings a rare combination of scientific understanding, technical experience, project management and people skills to bear upon all his responsibilities. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events, and a leading authority on digital radio standardisation.
RADU OBREJA - DRM MARKETING DIRECTOR
RADU P. OBREJA
Radu P. Obreja is the Marketing Director of the DRM Consortium. He has extensive experience in Business Development, Marketing and PR having worked in several industries for more than 30 years. Radu Obreja is a member of the DRM Steering Board and is actively promoting the roll-out of the DRM standard in Asian countries, as well as in South Africa.