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Georg Ramme exits Endemol Beyond Int’l

Endemol Beyond International global MD and MD for Germany, Georg Ramme (pictured), will exit the digital video company in May.
March 4, 2016

Endemol Beyond International global MD Georg Ramme (pictured) is exiting the digital video company.

In addition to leaving that post, for which he was appointed in August of last year, he is also stepping down as MD of Endemol Beyond Germany. Ramme said in a statement that he wants to pursue his entrepreneurial career “in a new environment” and will leave the companies in May following a handover period.

Michael Kollatschny, currently the head of TV and talent at Twitter Germany, has been tapped to replace Ramme as MD of Endemol Beyond Germany, effective May 1.

Kollatschny served as head of reality and documentaries at Endemol Germany before joining Twitter Germany.

Endemol Beyond International, meanwhile, will continue to be overseen by group director of commercial and strategy Wim Ponnet.

Kollatschny will be based in Cologne, and will report to Marcus Wolter, CEO of Endemol Shine Germany and chairman of Northern Europe for Endemol Shine Group.

Ramme served as MD of Endemol Beyond Germany since 2012, when he founded the company’s first local hub with Wolter. In 2014 he also became MD of Endemol Beyond International, overseeing the launch of new hubs in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as in Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.

The news of Ramme’s exit comes just a day after former Maker Studios programming head Bonnie Pan boarded Endemol Beyond USA as president.

Endemol Beyond – which has now updated its name to Endemol Shine Beyond – presently receives more than one billion monthly views, and its beauty and lifestyle brand ICON is being locally adapted in 16 markets.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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