Tobias Schmid is Chairman of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), the association of national media regulators in Europe. As Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, Tobias Schmid is also the European Affairs Commissioner of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM) and a deputy member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM).
Prior to this, from 2005 until 2016, Mr. Schmid, who holds a doctorate in law, was Head of Media Policy at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and from September 2010 until December 2016 he was Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs at RTL Group. In addition, Mr. Schmid was also active in the German Association of Private Broadcasters and Telemedia (VPRT) as the chairman of the board from November 2012 until September 2016. From 1999 until the end of 2004, he was working for Home Shopping Europe AG. Here, he was responsible for Law and Media Policy, Human Resources, Internal Audit and Public Relations as General Counsel.