Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 23-09-2013
Zodiak Media has announced that Marc-Antoine d'Halluin will replace David Frank when he stands down as group CEO.
Marc-Antoine d'Halluin will take up his responsibilities on 15 October. Frank will leave Zodiak by the end of the year but will continue as a non-executive director and advisor.
Since 2011 d'Halluin has been a partner at Rubis Media Partners, a media investment and advisory practice. Prior to this he was CEO and president of pan-Arabic broadcasters Showtime (2006-2009) and Orbit Showtime Network (2009-2010). He was CEO of pay-TV Scandinavian Platform Canal+ Nordic (C More Entertainment) between 2003 and 2005. He began his TV career with Sony Pictures in London in 1995 before moving to Fox Kids Europe (1997-2003) as group MD, channels.
Frank was appointed Zodiak CEO in July 2010 when RDF Media Group (RDF) was acquired by Zodiak. Prior to that he was CEO of RDF, a company he founded in 1993. He informed majority shareholder, De Agostini, several months ago of his intention to leave Zodiak at the end of 2013 and since then has been helping to identify his successor and ease the transition to a new CEO.
Frank hasn't decided yet exactly what he will do next he says.