Keshet hires sales and acquisitions execs

Former DRG exec Anke Stoll (pictured) has joined the company as director of acquisitions and copros, and former BBC Worldwide exec Rose Hughes has joined as senior sales manager.
September 23, 2016

Keshet International has bolstered its acquisitions and sales teams, hiring exec talent from DRG and the BBC.

Former DRG VP acquisitions Anke Stoll (pictured) has joined Keshet as director of acquisitions and co-productions. Based out of Keshet’s London office, Stoll will drive the acquisition of formats and finished programming across all genres and from all territories. While she will report to SVP digital and acquisitions Sebastian Burkhardt, she will also work alongside Atar Dekel, head of co-productions, on Keshet International’s multiple cross-borderer copros.

In her previous position at DRG, where she oversaw international acquisitions and copros for over eight years, Stoll is credited with developing DRG’s slate of English and foreign-language scripted programming. She earlier served as head of German-speaking markets at BBC Worldwide.

Meanwhile, Rose Hughes has also joined the company as senior sales manager, joining from BBCWW where she served as senior sales executive. Hughes will head up format sales across Scandinavia, Benelux and Canada and finished programming sales to the U.S., UK and Ireland, and pan regional. In her previous position at the BBC, she was responsible for format sales to the Nordics and Benelux, as well as cultivating tent pole brands including Bake Off and Dancing With the Stars across the region. Prior to that, she serves as a sales executive at DRG and as head of documentary and news sales at Journeyman Pictures before that.

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