Adelheid Feilcke was appointed by Director General Erik Bettermann to head of Deutsche Welle’s Culture Department, effective July 1, 2012. Her successor as head of International Relations is Klaus Bergmann.
Adelheid Feilcke (50) joined Deutsche Welle in 1992 and became the founding head of the Albanian Service. She has worked as a trainer for DW Akademie since 1995. She studied cultural anthropology and has been involved in media since 1981. After obtaining her high school diploma, she was an intern at the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag and then worked until 1984 as an editor in Flensburg and on the island of Sylt. She subsequently studied music, theater, film and television as well as anthropology in Cologne and as a DAAD scholar in Tirana, Albania. She obtained her master’s degree in ethnomusicology in 1990 and a second degree in cultural management at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in 1993. During her time as a student, she worked as a freelance journalist and cultural manager for regional and national radio stations such as WDR and for the State Music Council of Schleswig-Holstein.
Klaus Bergmann (58) has been the head of DW’s EU representative office in Brussels since 2009. He will continue to serve in that function as part of his new assignment as head of International Relations. After studying law at Münster University, he first worked as a lawyer and then as a human resources officer for the American international broadcaster Radio Free Europe in Munich. In 1991, he became head of the Human Resources Department for DW in Cologne and two years later took charge of administration at DW’s production facilities in Berlin.