Paramount names new investor relations chief

Paramount has named Kristin Southey as EVP, Investor Relations, effective immediately. Reporting to chief financial officer Naveen Chopra, she succeeds Anthony DiClemente who will remain with the Company until the middle of April to ensure a smooth transition. 

Kristin Southey

In her new role, Southey will lead the team responsible for cultivating relationships with the global investment community as well as act as a member of Paramount’s Ffinance leadership team.

Southey is described as a seasoned investor relations professional with significant experience in media and technology.

She spent 15 years as the head of investor relations and served as treasurer at Activision Blizzard, and prior to that held various senior financial roles at companies including Philip Morris and AIG. Following Activision, Southey led Investor Relations at Athene Holding and helped facilitate the company’s IPO. She has also served as head of investor relations for Snap, Inc. developing their investor relations programme post IPO.

“Kristin is a talented and well-respected IR leader who we are thrilled to welcome to Paramount. With a wealth of experience and track record of success, Kristin is ideally suited to communicate to the investor community how the Company’s global, multiplatform strategy is positioned to create value at a time when our differentiated approach shows momentum across content and platforms,” said Chopra.

“I want to extend my deepest thanks to Anthony for his many contributions to Paramount, including building a best-in-class IR function. His depth of knowledge and passion for our company have been essential in educating the financial community on Paramount’s strategy and value proposition since the merger of Viacom and CBS.”

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