Talpa recruits former Keshet, Endemol execs

Former Keshet International exec Cynthia Kennedy (pictured) and ex-Endemol licensing manager Saskia van Lier have landed at Talpa Global, based in the company's London and Singapore offices, respectively.
February 29, 2016

Former Keshet and Endemol execs Cynthia Kennedy  (pictured) and Saskia van Lier have landed at Talpa Global, based in the company’s London and Singapore offices, respectively.

Kennedy, who previously worked as sales director for Keshet International, will serve as senior VP of licensing at Talpa’s London branch, starting Tuesday (March 1).

The exec began at the distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group in July 2013, and resigned earlier this month.

Meanwhile, van Lier, formerly a Hong Kong-based format and licensing manager for Endemol Asia, will serve as VP of licensing in Singapore. The exec served in the role from March 2012 to December 2014. Previously, she worked as a business and legal affairs manager for the company.

In addition to outposts in London and Singapore, Talpa has offices in the Netherlands, Los Angeles, Dubai and Berlin.


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