In May 2005, Michael was appointed Managing Director of Euronews, Europe's leading news channel, only seven years after joining the company in 1998. His time at Euronews began as Finance Manager; he was then later promoted to CFO and then Deputy Managing Director. He was elected as CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Euronews in 2011, the position he holds today. Michael Peters’ vision of Africanews materialized with a successful launch in spring 2016, with its base in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. In spring 2017, Peters deeply transformed Euronews' historical model into a 12-edition multimedia-platform. Euronews became the world's first Glocal news brand adapting itself to the expectations of its multiple local audiences. Peters boosted the company once again by closing a transaction in which NBC News took a stake in Euronews. NBC News made a significant investment with the goal of forming the future EuronewsNBC brand into the most influential destination for European journalism. Michael considers himself a citizen of the world with an admiration for the culinary experience. He is an avid wine connoisseur and enjoys historical Lyon, one of the oldest cities in France, famed for its vineyards and for its cuisine. The city not only possesses internationally renowned chefs, but is also the home of the Euronews Headquarters.
INNOVATION DRIFT 2019 is the 4th bi-annual chance to take a part in the most groundbreaking technological achievements forum in the Baltic Sea region.
The brightest minds and influential decision makers gather in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 13-14th of June 2019 to discuss regional and global challenges, share views on innovations and create possibilities to solve pressing economic and social challenges.
Ready to challenge everyone
The organizers – Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania and the driving force of innovations implementation the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) are ready to challenge everyone to project how Lithuania and the world are going to change in 10 years.