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HBO Europe CEO Jensen to exit amid restructure

Former HBO Nordic head Hervé Payan will take over as CEO of HBO Europe, following the departure of CEO Linda Jensen (pictured) at the end of the year.
November 2, 2015

Former HBO Nordic head Hervé Payan will take over as CEO of HBO Europe, following the departure of CEO Linda Jensen (pictured) at the end of the year.

Jensen’s exit comes alongside an “assessment of operations” that will see HBO Nordic, HBO Netherlands and HBO Europe consolidated under one umbrella organization, led by Payan, who will begin the position on January 1.

The senior management team reporting to Payan will include Line Mykland, COO and executive VP of Nordic; Ondrej Zach, COO and executive VP of Central Europe; Antony Root, executive VP of original programming and production for HBO Europe; Christina Sulebakk, executive VP of marketing for HBO Europe; Gordon Finlayson, general counsel for HBO Europe; and Szilveszter Palvolgyi, CFO of HBO Europe.

Before launching HBO Nordic in 2012, Payan held senior positions at television companies Orange, Telepiu and FilmNet.

“This reorganization brings together a wealth of exceptional abilities and experience. The European television business is evolving quickly and we will be well positioned to take advantage of all opportunities that emerge,” said Payan in a statement. 

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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