Fremantle North America Names New CEOs

FremantleMedia North America chief executive officer Thom Beers will step down as CEO when his contract with the company concludes this summer. 

April 6, 2018

Fremantle North America Names New CEOs
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FremantleMedia North America chief executive officer Thom Beers will step down as CEO when his contract with the company concludes this summer.

Beers will be replaced by Jennifer Mullin, executive vice president of current programming and Craig Cegielski, executive vice president of scripted programming who will be promoted to co-CEOs of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA).

“It’s been an unbelievable ride, and I’ve been fortunate to build an incredibly talented team," says Beers. "We’ve launched shows in syndication and primetime, premiered our first scripted drama, created Buzzr, the company’s first linear channel, and leaped into the digital content business with Tiny Riot! I couldn’t be more energized about FMNA’s future, and I’m proud to pass the baton to two of my favorite powerhouses, Jennifer Mullin and Craig Cegielski.”

Mullin and Cegielski will report directly into Cecile Frot-Coutaz, chief executive officer, FremantleMedia, and will also have a seat on the FremantleMedia operating

board beginning in June.

“Thom has made great strides for the U.S. business," says Frot-Coutaz. "His extensive expertise, creativity, enthusiasm and innovative approach have opened new roads for the company, while building on its foundation. Jennifer and Craig are perfect successors to Thom. They are passionate, driven experts who will lead the business through the next exciting phase and continue to grow the accomplishments Thom made during his tenure. I can’t thank Thom enough for all that he has done for the company and I’m delighted to welcome Jennifer and Craig as they transition to lead the business.”

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