MTG hires Google man for digital

Modern Times Group (MTG) the international entertainment broadcasting group, has announced the appointment of Rikard Steiber to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer and the promotion of Matthew Hooper to the new role of Executive Vice President of Group Corporate Communications. MTG has also announced the appointment of Richard Beeston as Vice President of Finance.

Steiber joins MTG from Google, where he has worked for six years and most recently as Global Marketing Director for Google’s Mobile & Social Advertising business.

Hooper has worked for MTG since October 2011 as Group Head of Corporate Communications and Planning.

Beeston rejoins MTG in the UK and will be responsible for certain Group finance, controlling and administration functions and play a key role in new business development and expansion, including mergers and acquisitions and other projects. He previously worked at Viasat Broadcasting and BBC Worldwide.

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