TV production giant Endemol Shine Group has tapped Ivan Nash Vila as its new CFO. He will report to CEO Sophie Turner Laing.
Based at the company's headquarters in Amsterdam, Nash Vila will start his new job in the fall. He replaces Edwin van Es who, after 12 years with the company, earlier this year announced he would leave this summer.
Nash Vila has served as CFO of Central Europe at John Malone's Liberty Global, where he has been overseeing financial operations and strategy for the business in Austria/Switzerland and five countries in Central and Eastern Europe, since 2011.
The executive joined Liberty Global in 2005 when it acquired Cablecom, Switzerland's largest cable operator, where he was a key player in the sale process as head of corporate finance and investor relations. Nash Vila went on to hold several senior management positions at Liberty Global, including that of director of M&A, overseeing multiple transactions such as the acquisitions of Unitymedia and KBW in Germany.
"Ivan will bring with him far-reaching experience of financial leadership within complex, multi-layered international businesses," Turner Laing said Wednesday in a statement. "He has an incredibly impressive track record of achieving growth alongside financial efficiencies and his appointment will add further impetus to our group strategy."
Said Nash Vila: "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work at the heart of an industry leader recognized as a powerhouse in creativity, production and distribution as well as having exceptional talent internationally. I believe Endemol Shine is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the exciting growth opportunities developing in the industry and am looking forward to contributing experience gathered from working in multiple service operators, telecommunications and technology."
The company was created by combining Endemol, 21st Century Fox's Shine and Core Media in December 2014. Shine is known as the producer behind The Biggest Loser and other hit shows, Endemol as the company that brought the world Big Brother and Core Media as the parent of American Idol.
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