Cyma Zarghami is stepping down as president of Nickelodeon Group after more than 30 years with the network.
She will be replaced on an interim basis by Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks, until a successor is found.
Commenting on the development, Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom, said: “Over the course of her career, Cyma has played an integral role in growing Nickelodeon into the dominant force in kids’ entertainment. Her instincts for creating content and experiences that kids love have been vital to the brand’s success around the world.
“Looking to the future, we are excited to build on this strong foundation as we continue to evolve the business and connect with young audiences in new and innovative ways. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Cyma for her leadership and wish her every success.”
Zarghami joined Nickelodeon in 1985 and was named its President in 2006.
During the transition period Levy will work closely with Nickelodeon’s leadership team to manage the brand’s operations.