Marco de Ruiter is the new Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Fox International Channels (FIC) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In his new role, de Ruiter, will be responsible for all areas of FIC’s regional unit, which currently operates the channels Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Baby TV.
de Ruiter comes to FIC from Viacom International Media Networks, where he held senior management positions since 2002. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Northern Europe in 2008 where he was also responsible for operations in the German-speaking market. Prior to working for Viacom, de Ruiter worked for various international companies including Shell and Ceteco.