FOX International refreshes European, African management structure
Editor | 04-10-2013
Hot on the heels of showing just how it has ramped up its reach, particularly outside of the US, FOX International Channels (FIC) has unveiled a new organisational structure in Europe and Africa.
FIC is the international multimedia subsidiary of 21st Century FOX. The group manages over 300 entertainment, factual, sports and lifestyle channels grouped under the FOX, National Geographic, FOX Sports and FOX Life umbrella brands internationally. The move is said to consolidate and strengthen FIC's leadership in these key, high-growth regions, which now span 25 countries and employ more than 900 staff.
Jesús Perezagua has been appointed president of FOX International Channels Europe & Africa, with the new structure grouping the FIC's business into four structured entities, and has himself appointing four, newly-upped executive vice presidents. Namely, Diego Londono, a 16-year FIC vet, who also serves as chief operating officer for Europe & Africa, will now assume the role of president of Western and Northern Europe, with oversight of the UK, Italy, Germany and the Nordic region. He will be complemented by Carlos Ortega, who for the past four years served as general manager of Central Europe, and who now will be EVP of Central and Eastern Europe, charged with the management of central European countries as well as Russia, the Balkan countries, Baltic Republics and Eurasia. In addition, Adam Theiler becomes EVP of Southern Europe & Africa, covering Iberia, Turkey, Greece and Africa, and Adrian Herzkovich, who over the past 15 years has been General Manager of FIC Argentina and most recently of FIC Netherlands, takes on the role of EVP Benelux and France.
Commenting on the moves, Perezagua said: "FIC has grown incredibly fast and has become a global leader in entertainment. We hold an enviable position in Europe and Africa, but at the same time recognise that in order to grow our business, we need to adjust to meet the demands of an increasingly complex business and organisation ... Diego, Carlos, Adam and Adrian have each tirelessly contributed to FIC's exponential growth. Their extensive track record, business acumen and dedication make them the perfect set of senior managers to take us to the next level."