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WarnerMedia appoints Georgio Stock

Published on: 5th August 2019

Georgio named president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC.

WarnerMedia chief revenue officer Gerhard Zeiler has announced the appointment of Giorgio Stock to the new role of president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC.

With immediate effect, Giorgio, previously President Turner EMEA, takes on responsibility for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. He will continue to report into Gerhard.

In his new role, Georgio will be supported by the leadership team of Ricky Ow, president Turner Asia Pacific, Hervé Payan, CEO HBO Europe, and Jonathan Spink, CEO HBO Asia, all of whom now report into him. He continues to be based in London.

Announcing the position, Gerhard said: “In his previous role as president, Turner EMEA, Giorgio transformed the organisation and built a strong team who together invested in excellent premium content, created new revenue streams and optimised business operations. I couldn’t be happier that he has accepted this new role.”

“I am excited about WarnerMedia’s vision for the future of our industry and our place and ambition within it,” said Georgio. “In an increasingly disrupted marketplace, we are uniquely positioned to evolve and further scale our truly exceptional brands and content destinations and to engage and entertain our audiences like never before. It is a privilege to assemble the hugely talented teams across our regions and take our business to the next level.”

The appointment represents Gerhard’s decision to give the operation a focused leadership that harnesses the existing strengths of the Turner and HBO businesses while also equipping them for further collaboration and growth.

In addition to Georgio, the international executives serving Gerhard are Whit Richardson, president Turner Latin America, and Rani Raad, president CNNI Commercial.

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