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Randy Lennox to exit Bell Media in 2021

Bell Group president and vice chair Wade Oosterman will assume leadership of the media company when Lennox departs on Jan. 4.
October 19, 2020

Bell Media president Randy Lennox will leave the company in 2021, parent company BCE announced Monday (Oct. 19).

Bell Group president and vice chair Wade Oosterman will assume operational leadership of Bell Media in 2021, with Lennox officially exiting his post on Jan. 4.

“A renowned executive in Canadian music and media, Randy joined Bell Media in 2015 and has transformed the company with a focus on content leadership and digital innovation,” said Mirko Bibic, president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada in a statement announcing the surprise news. “He reignited Crave and our other digital platforms, accelerated Canadian content creation with strategic investments, including the Noovo network in Québec and Pinewood Studios Toronto, and built exclusive partnerships with top international content brands like HBO Max, Starz and iHeartRadio. In a rapidly evolving media industry, Randy solidified Bell Media’s position as Canada’s No. 1 multimedia brand.”

Lennox (pictured) has been with Bell Media since 2015, after transitioning into the TV and radio-focused role following a storied career in the music business. He joined Bell Media initially as president of content and broadcasting and was later promoted to president of the media company in 2017. There’s no word yet on the next move for Lennox.

Meanwhile, Oosterman joined Bell in 2006 as president of Bell Mobility and chief brand officer. He was promoted to president of mobility and residential services in 2010, and later to group president in 2015. He was named Bell vice chair in 2018.

In addition, Bell today announced that SVP of brand, Devorah Lithwick has been appointed SVP and chief brand officer, effective January 2021.

From Playback Daily

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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