WarnerMedia has promoted former Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) president Giorgio Stock to the role of president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks distribution and advertising sales for EMEA and Asia-Pacific (APAC).
Effective immediately, Stock will take on responsibility for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in the EMEA and APAC region.
Based in London, Stock will continue to report into WarnerMedia chief revenue officer Gerhard Zeiler.
The appointment represents Zeiler’s decision to give the operation a focused leadership that harnesses the existing strengths of the Turner and HBO businesses while also equipping them for further collaboration and growth.
Stock will be supported in the role by Ricky Ow, president of Turner APAC, Hervé Payan, CEO of HBO Europe, and Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, all of whom now report to him.
“In his previous role as president, Turner EMEA, Giorgio transformed the organization and built a strong team who together invested in excellent premium content, created new revenue streams and optimized business operations,” Zeiler said in a statement.
The international executive team reporting into Zeiler, in addition to Stock, includes Turner Latin America president Whit Richardson and CNNI Commercial president Rani Raad.
“In an increasingly disrupted marketplace, we are uniquely positioned to evolve and further scale our truly exceptional brands and content destinations and to engage and entertain our audiences like never before,” Stock added.
Stock joined WarnerMedia in April 2013 as president of Turner EMEA with executive oversight of all Turner kids and entertainment networks in the region. Prior to that, he held a 15-year career with Disney in various publishing and content leadership roles out of Paris, New York, Milan and London overseeing television, publishing, retail, music and gaming.