Maria Rørbye Rønn, CEO and director general of Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), which pioneered and drove the success of Nordic Noir drama around the world, will receive the Directorate Award at the 2016 International Emmys on November 21 in New York City. DR is Denmark’s public service broadcasting institution, airing series such as BorgenThe Bridge and The Killing. The company has expanded under Rørbye Rønn’s leadership, after she took the helm in 2011. She joined DR in 1995 in the legal department, and has held several executive positions in the past three decades.

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