Henrik Pabst named MD of Red Arrow International

Henrik Pabst (pictured) has become the sole managing director of global distributor Red Arrow International, following the resignation of co-MD Irina Ignatiew-Lemke.
November 18, 2014

Henrik Pabst (pictured) has become the sole managing director of Red Arrow International, following the resignation of co-MD Irina Ignatiew-Lemke.

Pabst previously served as co-MD alongside Ignatiew-Lemke, who will depart at the end of this month “at her own request,” the company said in a statement.

She has been with the company since 2012 and most recently led the distributor’s scripted business. Both Pabst and Ignatiew-Lemke were promoted to co-MDs in January after Jens Richter left to join FremantleMedia International as CEO.

Pabst will take on the role effective immediately and continue to report to Red Arrow Entertainment Group CEO, Jan David Frouman. He will focus on expanding the company’s leadership team as well as its presence in key markets.

He jointed Red Arrow in 2011 and served as deputy MD before becoming co-MD earlier this year. Prior to that, he worked at IMG Media as VP of entertainment and business development for the German, Austrian, Swiss and Benelux markets.

Red Arrow International’s unscripted titles include Married at First Sight, which was produced in the United States on cable network FYI; the NBC series Betty White’s Off Their Rockers; and hit cooking competition format The Taste. Its programs air in more than 180 territories globally.

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