Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group, has reorganised its management and operating structure with the appointment of Jørgen Madsen as Executive Vice President of Nordic Broadcasting and Anders Nilsson as Executive Vice President of Central European Broadcasting. Irina Gofman continues in her role as Executive Vice President of Russian & CIS Broadcasting and the central and east European pay-TV channels business.
The nine-strong executive management team reporting to Group President and CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht also comprises Mathias Hermansson (Chief Financial Officer), Martin Lewerth (Executive Vice President of Pay-TV and Technology), Patrick Svensk (Executive Vice President of Content), Marc Zagar (Executive Vice President of Finance), Petra Colleen (Executive Vice President of Administration), and Laurence Miall-d’Août (Executive Vice President) who is taking maternity leave before returning to a new and yet to be announced role. All of the executives mentioned above were already members of the executive management team and have worked at MTG for a combined average of 11 years.
The Group’s Nordic pay-TV operations will now be run by Hans Skarplöth, who will report to Jørgen Madsen, whilst the free-TV operations will be run on a country by country basis and also report to Jørgen Madsen, with Manfred Aronsson responsible for Sweden, Kim Poder for Denmark and Lasse Kokvik for Norway.
The Group also announced the appointment of Joseph Hundah as CEO of the Group’s African television operations, which comprise the Viasat1 free-TV channel in Ghana and the Group’s pay-TV channel operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Hundah has worked for South African pay-TV operator M-Net and Supersport (owned by Naspers) since 2001 and has been Managing Director of the MultiChoice satellite pay-TV platform in Nigeria since 2008.