Members of the Executive Board of VG Bild-Kunst

Dr. Urban Pappi

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Urban Pappi, born in Cologne on 23 September 1969, has been Chief Executive Officer of the collecting society for the visual arts (Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst) since 1 January 2012.

He heads the Secretariat in Bonn with a staff of 40 employees. After studying law at the Universities of Passau and Munich (between 1995 and 1997), Urban Pappi completed his post-graduate law training in the Administrative District of Upper Bavaria.

From 1997 to 1999 he was employed as scientific assistant at the Institute for Copyright & Media Law in Munich. From 2000 to 2011 he worked for GEMA, where in 2006 he took over the position of Director of Broadcasting and New Media and from 2009 onwards was also in charge of licensing activities in the online sector and the management of PAECOL.

Werner Schaub

Member of the Executive Board - Professional Group I

Werner Schaub, born in the Ortenau/Baden in 1945, was a student at Karlsruhe Academy of Art from 1968 to 1973 and studied psychology and pedagogics at Heidelberg University from 1973 to 1978.

Between 1978 and 2012, Werner Schaub held a variety of teaching positions. Since 1978 he has been organising national and international exhibitions. Schaub was a member of the Administrative Council of VG Bild-Kunst for Professional Group I from 1998 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Executive Board of VG Bild-Kunst also for Professional Group I.

He has been a member of the Advisory Council of Ausgleichsvereinigung Kunst since 2007. In 2003, Werner Schaub was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Frauke Ancker

Member of the Executive Board - Professional Group II

Frauke Ancker, born in Bayrischzell on 13 January 1945, is a lawyer. She studied in Cologne and took her Second State Examination in Law in Munich in 1974. From 1975 to 2010, she was managing director of the Bavarian Journalists Association (BJV).

From 1982 to 2002 she taught media law at the Institute for Communications Science of Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University. For many years, she has also been a lecturer in press and copyright law at the German School of Journalism and the Academy of the Bavarian Press.

Frauke Ancker represented the BJV on the Executive Board of the Media Council of the State Broadcasting Authority for New Media in Bavaria from 1985 to 2011.

Since 1977, she has been an honorary member of the Executive Board of VG Bild Kunst for Professional Group II, where she represents the German Association of Journalists.

Jobst Christian Oetzmann

Member of the Executive Board - Professional Group III

Jobst Christian Oetzmann was Born in Hannover in 1961. From 1985 to 1991 he studied at the German Film and Television Academy at Munich (HFF). Since 1992 Jobst Christian Oetzmann has been working as free-Lance director and screenplay writer for Cinema and TV.

Since 2005 Jobst Christian Oetzmann has been active for the German Film Director's Association (BVR). From 2005 to 2011 he was member of the BVR Board and in this period he promoted the modernization and the negotiations of the TV remuneration schemes, decisively. From 2009 to 2016 he was member of the Administrative Council of BG Bild-Kunst in the section of fictional directors. Since the beginning of 2014 Jobst Christian Oetzmann has also been member of the FFA Award Committee.

Since July 2016 he has been member of the VG Bild-Kunst Executive Board.