Mr. Heggen was born in 1968. He graduated in Business Administration from the European Business School and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance. He started his professional career in 1992, at the FELIX SCHOELLER GROUP, and subsequently became Deputy Chairman and General Manager of FELIX SCHOELLER DIGITAL IMAGING in the United Kingdom (1999). Elmar Heggen joined the RTL GROUP CORPORATE CENTRE in 2000 as Vice President in charge of Mergers & Acquisitions. He was appointed Vice President de Control e Inversiones in 2003. From July 2003 until December 2005 he was Executive Vice President for Strategy & Controlling.
Since 2006, Mr. Heggen has served on the Executive Committee of the RTL Group, and since October that year, he became Corporate Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Corporate Centre of RTL Group. In 2018 he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RTL GROUP, S.A (a Luxembourg Listed Company), assuming responsibilities for the M6 Group in France and RTL Belgium in the Executive Committee of the RTL Group. As Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Corporate Centre of RTL Group, Elmar Heggen is currently in charge of the Financial, Legal, M&A and IT areas of the Group, and he is also responsible for the Human Resources Department of the Group jointly with the Chairman, Mr. Bert Habets.
Other positions held by Mr. Heggen in subsidiaries of RTL Group: Chairman of the Board of Directors of BROADCASTING CENTER EUROPE S.A. (Luxembourg); MÉDIA ASSURANCES S.A. (Luxembourg), AUDIOMÉDIA INVESTMENTS S.A., DUCHY DIGITAL S.A. (Luxembourg) and MEDIA REAL STATE, S.A. (Luxembourg); Member of the Supervisory Board of RTL NEDERLAND HOLDING BV (Netherlands); Director of RTL GROUP, S.A. (Germany), REGUS, PLC. (a London Stock Exchange listed company), CLT UFA S.A. (Luxembourg), RTL Group Germany S.A., (Luxembourg), RTL 9 S.A., RTL Belgium S.A. (Belgium); RTL Belux S.A. (Luxembourg), Spotx INC (USA), U SCREENS AB, STYLE HAUL INC; BROADBAND TV CORP; BROADBAND TV (USA) INC.; 0971999 B.C. LTD; VISO ONLINE VIDEO PRODUCTION INC; TGN GAMES COMMUNITIES, IP France S.A. on behalf of Immobiliére Bayard d´Antin; S.A. (France); Manager of RTL GROUP SERVICES GMBH, UFA FILM UND FERNSEH GMBH, RTL GROUP VERMOGENSVERWALTUNG GMBH, RTL GROUP DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, RTL GROUP CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE GMBH, RTL TELEVISION GMBH, RTL GROUP LICENSING ASIA GMBH and Chairman of the Steering Committee of MÉDIA PROPERTIES SARL (Germany).