Carim Aadam has taken over management of the German broadcaster’s factual prodco doc.station.
He will be the sole doc.station managing director when Klenke exits at the start of next year.
‘In Hamburg, Hartmut Klenke has built an excellent company for non-fiction programme formats,” said Stephan Adrian (pictured), executive VP and CFO at ZDF Enterprises, and chairman of doc.station’s supervisory board.
“The spectrum of programming, from talk shows, through history and science documentaries and dramatised documentaries, and up to reports and nature films, is unparalleled. “We thank Hartmut Klenke for his impressive achievements and we are pleased that he is supporting us in the succession management.”
Aadam added: “I look forward to the new task of shaping the future of a renowned production company like doc.station with a superb team.”