Several senior Fox executives will take on international management roles at Disney after the latter’s landscape-changing deal for the former closes.
Significantly for the UK, Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa president Jan Koeppen has been named president of television and direct-to-consumer for at Disney EMEA.
He will report to Rebecca Campbell, who will continue to lead Disney EMEA while adding responsibilities for Russia and the CIS region.
She in turn will report to Disney international and direct-to-consumer chairman Kevin Mayer, who has also named the leadership in Asia and Latin America.
Diego Lerner will remain as president of Disney Latin America, while Fox Asia president Uday Shankar, who is also chief executive and chairman of pay-TV giant Star India, will become chair of Disney India and Star and president of Disney Asia Pacific.
This all will come into effect after Disney’s $71.4bn (£56.5bn) deal for Fox’s entertainment assets – bar its broadcast network and US sports channels – closes in 2019, bar any last-minute complications.
Elsewhere, Disney’s domestic television sales chief Janice Marinelli becomes president of global content sales and distribution, also reporting to Mayer, while Fox Networks Group Latin America president Carlos Martinez has been named executive vice-president and general manager, north and Brazil for Disney Latin America.
“The planned restructuring of our business units outside of the US will result in a stronger, more agile organisation, one that is better able to pivot and capitalise on the many opportunities present in today’s fast-changing and increasingly complex global marketplace,” said Mayer.
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