Endemol changes management as Bazalgette steps down

Marco Bassetti is to be appointed to the management board of Endemol Group as COO, while on January 1, 2008 Peter Bazalgette will step down as chief creative officer (CCO), and chairman of Endemol UK, positions he held since January 2005. Bazalgette will continue as an advisor to the Endemol board.

Bassetti joined the Endemol Group in 1997. He was MD of Endemol Italia and is part of Endemol’s international management team. As COO, he will fulfil the role in the management board that has been vacant since March this year.

From January 1, 2008, the Endemol management board will consist of Aat Schouwenaar (CEO), Marco Bassetti (COO) and Jan Peter Kerstens (CFO).

Endemol Group’s digital media department will also have new management. William Linders is stepping down as executive director digital media at the end of this year. Until then he will work with Michiel Buitelaar, who has been appointed senior executive director digital media & new business.