ZDF Enterprises’ Thomas Sewing passes away

Thomas Sewing (pictured), former co-CEO of ZDF Enterprises' digital production arm ZDF Digital Medienproduktion, has passed away at the age of 38.
May 20, 2011

Thomas Sewing (pictured), former co-CEO of ZDF Enterprises’ digital production arm ZDF Digital Medienproduktion, has passed away at the age of 38.

Sewing joined ZDF in 2004 and worked with the company until May last year, serving as CEO of Munich-based holding company F 12 Media, as well as co-CEO of Digital Medienproduktion. He had most recently served as director of ZDF’s business segment clips sales division, ZDF.archive.

Alexander Coridass, president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, said he was deeply shaken by Sewing’s passing. “With Thomas Sewing, we lose first and foremost a man with truly special personal and social qualities,” he said. “His integrity, commitment, enthusiasm, courage and open, friendly disposition won him an extraordinary amount of affection and respect.

“Further, and in spite of his youth, he was an outstanding business partner who tirelessly and successfully developed new projects and business segments, as well as new ways of improving customer relations, for the benefit of our company and our colleagues. His human and entrepreneurial example will remain with us as a source of inspiration.”

Sewing died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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