Dubai: Following his appointment as General Manager Warner Bros. Discovery CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean and Turkey (CEE MENAT) in June, Jamie Cooke has announced today his leadership team that will drive the future of the business in CEE MENAT and for EMEA wide Pay TV Networks and Creative Agency.

Jamie Cooke said: “I have spent the last few weeks getting to know the key leaders across the combined business and learning as much as I can to make the best decisions for our structure and strategy moving forward. As we have a large and complex region, it’s reassuring to see we have so much talent and skilled people across the board. Therefore I’m pleased to announce today my leadership team who, together with their respective teams, will support me in driving the business of Warner Bros. Discovery forward in our region”. 

Roni Patel will be responsible for managing Content Licensing for the combined region and the Nordics.

Andrei Grigorescu will be responsible for Ad-Sales for the combined region.

Cristina Valasutean will be responsible for Business Development and Distribution in Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Kenechi Belusevic will be responsible for Business Development and Distribution in SEE (Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia, Slovenia, Albania), Baltics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania), CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan), Mediterranean (Greece, Malta and Cyprus), Israel and lead on commercial Sports development across the combined region.

Francesco Perta will be responsible for Business Development and Distribution in MENA and Turkey.

Grigory Lavrov will be responsible for Trade Marketing across the combined region and Channel Management for TLC and DMAX in Turkey and Fatafeat in the Middle East.

Lee Hobbs will be responsible for the EMEA-wide Pay TV channel business (including Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV and ID brands), and will take on the responsibility for the new-look EMEA WBD Creative Agency servicing multiple content and channel brands.

Mabelie Bruijns will be responsible for all Communications across the combined region and PayTV Networks Business in EMEA.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and comprehensive portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, and in 50 different languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences around the world through its iconic brands and products, including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Spanish, Hogar de HGTV, among others.

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