Peter Limbourg took office as director general of Deutsche Welle in October 2013. Previously, Limbourg was Senior Vice President of News and Political Information at ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany.
Peter Limbourg studied law in Bonn. He worked as a reporter in Leipzig in the former GDR before becoming the Europe and NATO correspondent for DFA and SAT.1 in Brussels in 1990. In 1996 he joined ProSieben as bureau chief in Bonn. From 1999 on, Limbourg was deputy editor-in-chief of N24 television and Head of the Political Department at ProSieben and later Senior Vice President of ProSiebenSat.1 TV until he joined Deutsche Welle as Director General.
Born in Bonn, Limbourg spent his childhood and youth in Rome, Paris, Athens and Brussels. He is married, with three children.