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Mayer joins Access Industries

November 9, 2020

Access Industries, a US-based industrial group with global strategic investments, has announced that former TikTok CEO and Walt Disney executive Kevin Mayer has joined the company as a senior media adviser.

Mayer will focus on Access’ strategic media-related businesses and identify new opportunities, across media, entertainment and telecommunications sectors, from wireless communications and production services to broadcast/streaming media and entertainment licensing ventures.

Access Industries has significant investments in Warner Music Group, sports streaming service DAZN, music and audio streaming service Deezer and other online, media and entertainment companies.

Mayer, a senior executive at Disney for more than two decades, ran the direct-to-consumer and international division, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Hotstar, and its international media and studio operations, global ad sales and global content and channel sales.

“Kevin has an unrivalled depth of experience building successful global media and entertainment enterprises,” Access Industries founder Leonard Blavatnik said. “He will bring invaluable knowledge and insight across a range of Access’s investment areas.”

Mayer added: “I look forward to helping Access build on the success of its leading media and entertainment businesses as a key component of my future endeavours. Len has created a company with a variety of impressive assets well positioned to move forward strongly in the years ahead.”

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