Peter Limbourg has been director general of Deutsche Welle since October 1, 2013. Limbourg was Senior Vice President News and Political Information at ProSieben Sat.1 TV Germany until September 30, 2013.
Peter Limbourg was appointed director general of Deutsche Welle by the German Broadcasting Council on March 15, 2013, and assumed office on October 1, 2013.
After his military service, Peter Limbourg studied law in Bonn and passed the First State Examination of Law in 1987. He worked as a correspondent in Leipzig in the former GDR and in London before becoming a correspondent for SAT.1 in Brussels in 1990.
In 1996 Limbourg became the head of ProSieben's studio in Bonn, and in 1999 he co-founded and was appointed co-editor-in-chief of N24. From 2008 until 2010 Limbourg was the news channel's sole editor-in-chief. After leaving N24, he served as Senior VP News & Political Information of ProSieben Sat.1 TV Germany. From 2008 until 2013 he was also the head news anchor of SAT.1.
Born in Bonn in 1960, Limbourg grew up in Rome, Paris, Athens and Brussels. He is married with three children. He acts for Malteser Hilfsdienst in an honorary capacity and has been the charity's VP since 2016.