OpenTV’s board of directors has confirmed the appointment of Ben Bennett as the middleware company’s chief executive officer. Bennett has been acting CEO since August 2007.
“Since his appointment as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ben has demonstrated strong leadership skills and has focused OpenTV on growing its core businesses of middleware and advanced advertising solutions and realigning its organization to achieve its goal of sustainable profitability,” André Kudelski, executive chairman of OpenTV said in a statement. “The Board of Directors has full confidence in Ben and believes that he is the right person to lead the company forward.”
Bennett joined OpenTV in March 2000 and has enjoyed a number of roles at the company including a spell as managing director of OpenTV’s European operations.