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Nordic Entertainment Group reveals leadership

The leadership team of the newly formed Nordic Entertainment Group (NEG)  has been appointed, following last month’s split of Scandinavian media co Modern Times Group (MTG) into two groups – Modern Times ...
April 19, 2018

The leadership team of the newly formed Nordic Entertainment Group (NEG)  has been appointed, following last month’s split of Scandinavian media co Modern Times Group (MTG) into two groups – Modern Times Group AB and NEG.

The Stockholm-based NEG will comprise of MTG’s current Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios business segments, as well as Splay Networks. All of the newly named executives will  report to Anders Jensen (pictured), who will become president and CEO of NEG.

Kim Poder, meanwhile, has been tapped to be the EVP, group chief commercial officer (CCO), and CEO Denmark. He will be responsible for leading NEG’s commercial strategy and execution. He is currently the CEO of MTG Denmark.

Gabriel Catrina will be the EVP, group chief strategy officer and head of M&A. He’s currently MTG chief strategy officer.

Elsewhere, Jakob Mejlhede Anderson has been named EVP and group head of content. He’ll move to the role from MTG EVP and head of programming and content development.

CEO appointments include Matthew Hooper to EVP, group head of corporate affairs and CEO UK, effective immediately; Morten Aass to SVP and CEO Norway; Mathias Norrback to SVP and CEO Finland; and Morten Mogensen will continue as CEO of Nice Entertainment Group. Finally, Filippa Wallestam becomes the SVP and CEO of NEG Sweden, in addition to her previously announced roles.

Other new roles include Kaj af Kleen as SVP, group chief technology and product officer; Kim Mikkelsen as SVP, group head of sport; while Alexander Bastin movies over to MTG as SVP, and continues to head up Viaplay and Viafree.

All appointments are effective July 1. The chief financial officer role has not been filled yet.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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