Jan Salling, the CEO of Scandinavian distributor Nordic World, is stepping down from his role at the company to launch his own formats firm, Missing Link Media.
Salling – who also serves as MD of sales and acquisitions for Nordic World – is to continue working with the company as an executive consultant. Meanwhile, the exec’s Missing Link Media is to focus on “shaping and packaging television concepts” for the international market.
Salling began his career working as a producer, and ultimately held executive producer and CEO roles for various Scandinavian prodcos. He boarded Zodiak World in 2001 as VP of sales, and in 2007 became head of sales for the Banijay International-owned Nordisk Film TV World. The exec joined Nordic World in May 2010.
“The formats industry has been expanding at warp speed and I often meet confused producers who are having a hard time navigating a global market that’s super-sizing by the month,” said Salling in a statement, explaining his latest venture. “I intend my new company to be the ‘missing link’ between their IP and international revenues and recognition.”
Nordic World, in the same statement, said that Salling’s departure was part of “Nordic World’s on-going restructuring, more details of which are expected to be announced in the coming month.”