German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will establish a new executive committee on holding level following the departure of two board members.
CFO Dr Jan Kemper will leave ProSiebenSat.1 on March 31, 2019 to pursue new professional challenges while Sabine Eckhardt, Executive Board Member Sales & Marketing, will leave the company on April 30, 2019.
Rainer Beaujean, currently CFO of packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer, will join ProSiebenSat.1 as the new CFO on July 1, 2019. During the transition period, Ralf Peter Gierig, long-standing deputy CFO, will act as interim CFO.
Wolfgang Link, Chief Content & Channel Officer Entertainment, will be appointed as co-CEO Entertainment. He will be responsible for the linear and digital content as well as all platforms.
Link will lead the new entertainment pillar together with Michaela Tod, who will join ProSiebenSat.1 as co-CEO Entertainment in April 2019. She will be responsible for the management and development of the sales, AdTech, SevenVentures and marketing divisions. She previously spent over 14 years at UK-based technology group Dyson, the company ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze previously worked for.
The Content Production & Global Sales pillar will continue to be led by James Baker, Red Arrow Studios, and Reza Izad, Studio71. As co-CEOs of NuCom Group, Claas van Delden and Dr Florian Tappeiner manage the Commerce business. They will report directly to CEO Max Conze.
The new holding structure as of July 1, 2019: