German media co ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE’s chief operating officer Christof Wahl is exiting the company, effective July 31.
Wahl is one of the architects of ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s digital business, having built up and expanded this area in the past few years. Most recently, he was tasked with expanding the entertainment division for the online video business, AdTech and Data field, and the rollout of entertainment content, as well as the partnerships within the European Media Alliance.
Wahl’s areas of responsibility will now be consolidated under ProSienbenSat.1′s entertainment division. The news follows the December 2017 announcement of the company’s move to combine its Red Arrow Entertainment Group with its multichannel net Studio71 under one banner, Red Arrow Studios.
Wahl joined ProSibenSat 1. Group in February 2015 as MD for the company’s digital entertainment business before being appointed as chief operating officer responsible for digital entertainment in May 2016.
“I thank Christof Wahl on behalf of the whole supervisory board for the excellent development and expansion of areas that are relevant for ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s digital future,” said Dr. Werner Brandt, supervisory board chair of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, in a statement. “Under his leadership, essential strategic decisions have been made as the start of an own AdTech stack, the launch of the leading German data alliance NetID as well as the strengthening of Studio71′s position as one of the leading global companies in the video segment. I wish Christof Wahl the best of luck and every success in his future endeavors.”