Discovery Networks makes international appointments

Discovery Networks has announced a raft of international appointments.

Doug Baker, formerly chief financial officer at Discovery Networks International (DNI) has been promoted to the position of executive vice-president and CFO. He is responsible for leading all financial aspects of DNI, including oversight of regional CFOs in western Europe, CEEMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He also serves as a strategic partner to DNI president and CEO Mark Hollinger and the regional presidents and managing directors. He has most recently has been asked to lead the division’s efforts in growing cross-regional international ad sales.

John Honeycutt has been named executive vice-president and chief operating officer at DNI. Honeycutt works with Hollinger and the four regional presidents and managing directors to formulate divisional strategies across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He also leads the coordination of DNI’s corporate support services and is responsible for the management of research functions and overseeing DNI’s digital media business.

In addition, Discovery Networks central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa has promoted Dorota Zurkowska-Bytner to vice-president, ad sales development, giving her responsibility for Discovery’s advertising business across 105 markets in the region. She will be replaced as country manager for Discovery Networks in central Europe by Olgierd Dobrzyñski who joins from Polish broadcaster TVN.