Endemol Shine Israel CEO Elad Kuperman is stepping down and will be replaced by COO Amir Ganor.
Kuperman, who is leaving at the end of the month after 11 years with the company, has served as CEO since 2013, when Endemol Shine took a majority stake in his Kuperman Productions.
Ganor will lead the company as managing director. Prior to serving as COO he was VP of programs and head of productions for Kuperman Productions. He also worked closely with Kuperman to set up Tel Aviv-based Endemol Shine Studios, a production studio for international scripted content.
Endemol Shine Israel’s recent unscripted credits include game show Locked, the Israeli adaptation of Big Brother and the docu-reality series Start Over. The company also produces scripted drama and comedy programming.
“After 11 years building what has become Israel’s leading independent producer and the success of our great partnership with Endemol Shine, I’ve decided after much thought that the time has come to seek a whole new challenge,” Kuperman said in a statement.
Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of International Operations Martha Brass said Ganor is “the natural successor to lead Endemol Shine Israel into a new phase of growth as the company continues to build on its position as Israel’s largest independent producer.”