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Endemol names Martha Brass chief operating officer

Global production company Endemol has named Martha Brass (pictured) as chief operating officer and Edwin van Es as chief financial officer in a senior management restructuring centered around the formation of a new management committee.
January 22, 2013

Big Brother producer Endemol has named Martha Brass (pictured) as chief operating officer and Edwin van Es as chief financial officer.

Brass was formerly the managing director of international operations and will continue to oversee emerging markets while taking on operational responsibilities for Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe in her new role.

Her appointment follows the resignation of Virgine Calmels, Endemol Group chief operating officer and Endemol France CEO, last week.

The appointments are part of a senior management restructuring centered around the formation of a new management committee that will “focus on overseeing and supporting the business on a day-to-day basis,” the company siad. Boudewijn Beusmans, the company’s global head of legal and corporate secretary, will also join the committee.

“The new management committee brings together a team of people who are highly experienced and extremely effective in their respective fields,” said Endemol CEO Just Spee in a statement. “This new structure will help us to focus on the key strategic drivers of the business as we look to continue the growth and diversification Endemol achieved throughout 2012.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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