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Gers steps down at Endemol Worldwide Brands

Olivier Gers is set to leave Endemol as CEO of its commercial division, the latest in a recent series of moves at the international prodco.
January 25, 2013

Olivier Gers is set to leave Endemol as CEO of commercial division Endemol Worldwide Brands, the latest in a recent series of moves at the international prodco.

Gers will leave the company shortly. During his time as CEO of EWB, a role in which he served since February 2010, Gers focused on extending Endemol’s IP and commercial activities across platforms, particularly second screen applications.

Earlier this week, Endemol France CEO Virginie Calmels resigned, and the company named Martha Brass its chief operating officer.

“Olivier has played a key role in expanding and diversifying Endemol’s global brands business including successfully implementing a second screen strategy around international formats,” said Tim Hincks, president of Endemol Group. “We’re grateful for all he has done as CEO of EWB and wish him the very best for the future.”

“I have really enjoyed my tenure at Endemol and would like to thank first and foremost my team around the world whose dedication and hard work have allowed me to move the company forward in so many different areas and deliver such growth,” said Gers.

About The Author
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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