With immediate effect, Stock, previously President Turner EMEA, takes on responsibility for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. He will continue to report into Gerhard Zeiler, WarnerMedia chief revenue officer (CRO).
In his new role, Stock will be supported by the leadership team of Ricky Ow, president Turner Asia Pacific, Hervé Payan, CEO HBO Europe, and Jonathan Spink, CEO HBO Asia, all of who now report into him. He continues to be based in London.
Commenting on the appointment, Zeiler said: “In his previous role as president, Turner EMEA, Giorgio transformed the organisation and built a strong team who together invested in excellent premium content, created new revenue streams and optimised business operations. I couldn’t be happier that he has accepted this new role.”
Stock added: “I am excited about WarnerMedia’s vision for the future of our industry and our place and ambition within it.
“In an increasingly disrupted marketplace, we are uniquely positioned to evolve and further scale our truly exceptional brands and content destinations and to engage and entertain our audiences like never before. It is a privilege to assemble the hugely talented teams across our regions and take our business to the next level.”