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Viaplay ups Wågnert to chief technology and product officer

Nordic and international streamer Viaplay/Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has named Philip Wågnert as EVP and chief technology and product officer, effective from today.

Wågnert, who was previously SVP of product at Viaplay, will lead the company’s product, data and technology development and hold overall technical responsibility for the Viaplay streaming platform. He will join the company’s general executive management team, reporting to Anders Jensen, NENT Group president and CEO, and will be based in Stockholm.

As SVP Product Wågnert led and transformed the product organisation with a focus on building a market-leading streaming platform. He joined the company in August 2018 from Travelport, and previously spent five years in a range of leadership roles at SAS, including VP product development and management.

Wågnert takes over from Kaj af Kleen, who has decided to take up a new position in a different industry after 15 years with the company.

Anders Jensen, NENT Group President and CEO, said: “Viaplay is unique and our tech talents are decisive in our ongoing success. Philip is a great fit for this role, and his appointment shows the strength of our team. His skills, leadership and passion will help us innovate even faster and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to viewers across our markets. Kaj has been a great and appreciated member of the team for many years, and we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavours.”

Wågnert said: “I’m proud to take on this role and to lead such a world-class product, data and tech team. Working together to build products that our customers love gives me so much energy. I know at first hand how much talent we have at Viaplay, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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