Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Today (22/03/2016), it was announced that Barbara Funke was appointed as the new Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Turner Broadcasting System Europe’s channels in Central and Eastern Europe. Barbara Funke now has PR and marketing responsibility over Cartoon Network and Boomerang (as well as TNT) feeds in Central and Eastern Europe (which includes Germany, the Benelux countries, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia). She reports to Malgosia Chapman, Vice President Brand & Content Engagement for Turner Central and Eastern Europe and is based in Munich and previously had employment at Spin Master Toys and Walt Disney Germany.

Malgosia Chapman, Vice President Brand & Content Engagement for Turner Central and Eastern Europe made this statement regarding Barbara Funke’s new role (translated):

“With Barbara Funke, we have gained a proven expert in communication for our team. Thanks to her experience in the areas of free TV, home entertainment and product marketing will particularly help during the forthcoming repositioning of our TNT channel portfolio and in further strengthening our kids channel brands.”

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http://www.paginademedia.ro/2016/03/turner-are-un-nou-director-de-marketing-si-pr-pentru-televiziunile-din-europa-centrala-si-de-est

Jamie Friend Is Turner EMEA’s New Chief Finance Officer

Jamie Friend Is Turner EMEA's New Chief Finance Officer

Jamie Friend Is Turner EMEA’s New Chief Finance Officer

Jamie Friend has been promoted to the role of chief financial officer at Turner Broadcasting System Europe and will be in his new role from 1st November. Jamie Friend is currently VP of corporate strategy and insights, and in his new role, he will be responsible for Turner’s portfolio of kids, news and general entertainment brands, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN International, TNT, TruTV and TCM. Before joining Turner EMEA in October 2013, he worked at broadcast services company, Arqiva and Disney.

Aksel van der Wal, Jamie Friend’s new manager stated:

“Jamie’s wealth of industry knowledge, M&A experience and strategic insight make him the perfect fit for this role. His astute business expertise and innovative thinking are a powerful combination in the fast-changing media landscape.”

Giorgio Stock, president of Turner Broadcasting System EMEA will also be working with Mr Friend and made this statement regarding the new appointment:

“Turner’s ongoing growth ambitions for the region will be very well served by the blend of financial acumen and new business insight that Jamie brings to the table”

http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/2015-10-12-mea-turneremea-jamiefriend-promotion

Tarek Mounir Named As New General Manager Of Turner Turkey, Middle East & Northern Africa

Tarek Mounir

Just before Christmas and the new year, it was announced that Tarek Mounir became the new general manager for Turner Broadcasting System channels in Turkey, Middle East and Northern Africa, he has replaced Tal Hewitt. Mr Mounir joined Turner in 2010 after leaving Blink Studios and was one of the main people behind the creation of Cartoon Network Studios Arabia and the Cartoon Network Animation Academy, he has been promoted from his current Commercial Manager position.

Rani Raad, the Senior Vice President of Turner Turkey, Middle East and Northern Africa made this statement about Tarek Mounir’s promotion to general manager:

“Turner is continuing to expand its interests in the region and Tarek is very much the person to take our business here to the next level. Regarding the Middle East in particular, Tarek’s sound business acumen, understanding of the region and passion for the product couldn’t be a better combination as we consolidate our presence in this important market with a number of innovative new initiatives.”

http://campaignme.com/2014/12/24/16631/turner-broadcasting-promotes-tarek-mounir/