Banijay Zodiak Nordic Group appoints CCO, COO

Peter Hansen (left) has been named chief creative officer of the newly merged outfit, while Karoline Spodsberg (right) is appointed as chief operating officer.
February 26, 2016

Following earlier news of senior executive appointments at the newly merged Banijay Zodiak Nordic Group, the company has revealed further executive postings.

Peter Hansen (left), previously chief creative officer for Nordisk Film TV/Banijay Nordic, has been named CCO of the newly merged outfit, while fellow Nordisk Film TV exec Karoline Spodsberg (right) also reprises her earlier role as chief operating officer of the company.

Meanwhile, Mads Ulrick Holmstrup will become deputy Nordic Group CCO and remains as MD of Mastiff Denmark.

The production companies under the Banijay Zodiak Nordic umbrella – including Mastiff, Jarowskij, Yellow Bird and Pineapple Entertainment among others – will continue to work together under their separate brands.

“Through our newly combined group we will invest even more into creativity,” said Hansen in a statement. “With joined forces, and together with our innovative and future oriented clients, we will make sure the Nordics will be a place to look for new exciting content and formats in the future.”

“We want to continue to generate value for our clients – being big does not necessarily mean being better. But being united in a new Nordic group with the most creative people on board will give us the opportunity to broaden and develop all parts of our business,” added Spodsberg.

Hansen and Spodsberg join CEO Jacob Houlind and VP/deputy group CEO Johannes Jensen in the Banijay Zodiak Nordic Group senior exec team.

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