Actor Sigmar Solbach is new Chairman of GRD

by    DiveSSI    1st February 2017
Der Mann und das Meer /  Sigmar Solbach am Meer in Cesme  /   Tuerkei / exklusiv / bitte Honorarabsprache / Credit/Fotozeile: Barbara Volkmer
Sigmar Solbach. Photo: © Barbara Volkmer
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GRD founder Rollo Gebhard. Photo: © Angelika Gebhard

Solbach attended at boot show 2017

Well-known actor Sigmar Solbach has been appointed as the new Chairman
of the German Society for the Conservation of Dolphins (GRD).

Having
twice sailed across the Atlantic, Solbach is a passionate sailor, as
well as a voice actor and devout Buddhist.

Solbach succeeds world circumnavigator Rollo Gebhard, who founded the
Munich-based dolphin and marine conservation organisation in 1991 after
returning from his third round-the-world trip.

“I am connected to Rollo Gebhard not only by a friendship lasting
several decades and the passion for sailing, but also by the great
fascination that we have for dolphins. When these animals look at us,
they relate to us at a very special level that is unforgettable,

Solbach said in German.

In the footsteps of the circumnavigator

In 1973, after training at the Westphalia Acting School in Bochum
(Westfälisches Schauspielschule Bochum) and his initial theatre
engagements, Solbach established himself as one of the most successful
German actors in more than 90 television productions.

In his role as Dr
Stefan Frank – “the doctor whom women trust” – he was voted the most
popular television star. He continues to act in the theatre, a place
which he considers to be his artistic domain.

As a voice artist, he has
done voiceovers for personalities like James Steward.

“It's really special to follow in the footsteps of the great Rollo
Gebhard,
” the actor said, commenting on his position as GRD's Chairman.
I love adventure, and now I have the added responsibility of leading a
dolphin protection organisation.

Sigmar Solbach at boot 2017

For the first time, in his capacity as the new Chairman of GRD, Solbach
answered questions from interested parties and the public at the
largest scuba diving trade show – boot 2017.

See here for further information.

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Date
1st February 2017
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