Ladina Heimgartner (*1980) was born and raised in Scuol in the Lower Engadine (Canton Graubünden, Switzerland). After graduating from the High Alpine Institute Ftan, she majored in German studies and Romansh (lic. phil. I) in Freiburg, Switzerland. Heimgartner completed her Executive MBA in Leadership and Management at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in 2016. Heimgartner began her journalistic career in 2001 as a freelancer for the newspaper, Freiburger Nachrichten, and as a staff reporter for the Bündner Tagblatt. After completing her studies in 2006, she became editor of the culture section of the Bündner Tagblatt. She has worked for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) since 2007, first as a journalist for Radio Rumantsch, then as editor of the “resort reflexiun” (context section) and deputy editor-in-chief of SRG SSR’s Romansh unit, Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha (RTR). In 2011, Ladina Heimgartner moved to SRG SSR's General Management in Bern, where she set up the newly created “Markets and Quality Division” and headed it for three years. Since August 1, 2014 Ladina Heimgartner has been Director of RTR and since the beginning of October 2017 she is also Deputy Director General of SRG SSR. Within SRG SSR, she is primarily responsible for public service issues and for media studies’ contacts.
- Board member of the Swiss Society for Communication and Media Studies (SGKM)
- Vice-President of the Museum Council, Swiss National Museum, Zurich
- Member of the Federal Media Commission EMEK