Intelsat CFO announces retirement

Intelsat’s chief financial officer, Jacques Kerrest, has announced plans to retire after staying on through the spring until a successor is appointed. Kerrest joining Intelsat in February 2016 and played a key role in completing Intelsat’s US$15.5 billion in debt and equity transactions, helping to achieve an improved capital structure for the company. “On behalf […]

Report: Netflix to appoint Activision Blizzard CFO

Netflix is set to name Activision Blizzard’s chief financial officer, Spencer Neumann, as the successor to its outgoing CFO David Wells, according to Reuters. The Reuters report, which cites a source familiar with the matter, claims that Neumann will take up his new post in early 2019, with an announcement expected from Netflix this week. The […]

ITV appoints new CFO

ITV has appointed Micro Focus International CFO, Chris Kennedy, as its next chief finance officer. Kennedy is due to join the UK commercial broadcaster on February 1, 2019, replacing current CFO Ian Griffiths, who announced over the summer plans to retire. Griffiths will step down from the board in December 2018 and formally leave ITV at the […]

Synamedia names finance chief

Video software and solutions firm Synamedia has appointed former Worldpay finance chief, Rick Medlock, as its CFO. Medlock has previously also held CFO roles at companies including Inmarsat, Misys and NDS and brings more than 30 years of experience to Synamedia – the compamy formed from the sale of Cisco’s video processing and video solutions […]

Vodafone Deutschland CTO to leave next year

Vodafone Deutschland’s chief technology officer (CTO), Eric Kuisch, has announced plans to leave the company, three years after taking his post. Kuish joined Vodafone from Dutch operator KPN in October 2013 and is due to exit in the first half of 2019, with Vodafone to decide his replacement “in due course”. The news came as […]

Unitymedia ups Funke to CFO

Unitymedia has promoted Thomas Funke to chief financial officer, replacing Winfried Rapp who was upped to CEO over the summer. Funke was previously Unitymedia’s vice president of accounting and finance operations, a role he took in 2015. In his new position he becomes part of the executive board. The news comes after Unitymedia’s parent company, […]

Technicolor appoints Publicis exec as CFO

Techicolor has appointed Publicis Groupe’s chief performance officer, Laurent Carozzi, as chief financial officer of the group. At Publicis he was number two to CFO Jean-Michel Etienne. Before this he spent 12 years at the Lagardère Group, latterly as chief of operations and chief financial officer at its sports and entertainment business unit. “I am […]

SES appoints new CEO and CFO

Satellite operator SES has named the CEO of SES Networks, Steve Collar, as the next president and chief executive officer of the wider company. At the same time Andrew Browne, who was until recently chief financial officer of O3b Networks and CFO of SES between 2010 and 2013, has been appointed as the next CFO […]

Sony CEO steps down, CFO to take top job

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai is due to step down in April after six years in charge of company, to be replaced by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida. Hirai, who as overseen a period of growth at the firm, will step down on April 1, at which point he will stay on at the company […]

Oath appoints new CFO amid strategic expansion plan

Verizon subsidiary Oath, the patent company of brands like AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost, has appointed former Dropbox chief financial officer Vanessa Wittman as its new CFO. Whitman will work with Oath CEO Tim Armstrong to help grow the company as it looks to establish itself as “one of the world’s largest internet and mobile brand […]

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