New President for Turner Latin America

Whit Richardson promoted to position after 23 years with the company

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Posted 14.02.2017 | Watch

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Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III has been promoted to President, Turner Latin America. A 23-year veteran of the company, Joel most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution, Turner Latin America. In his new position, he will report to Gerhard Zeiler, President, Turner International.

In his new role, Richardson has executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air brands; distribution and ad sales of those brands; the distribution of CNN’s services; and licensing and merchandising activity in Latin America.

“Whit is a highly respected executive inside and outside Turner. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to become the next President of Turner Latin America. The company will benefit from his leadership skills and wealth of experience, especially as we navigate through a dramatically evolving media-business future demanding dynamic change,” said Gerhard Zeiler. “His enduring successes in affiliate sales and marketing, in establishing our Argentina hub as a nationally-respected employer, his sharp mind, strategic approach and process-orientated management, make him the ideal choice to lead our business in Latin America; he has a clear vision of how we adapt the organisation to truly become a next generation media provider.”

Turner Latin America is Turner’s largest international division. Turner Latin America’s portfolio was once again the highest rated pay TV offering in Latin America in 2016* and includes an unmatched array of demographics and genres.

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead Turner Latin America, and grateful for the confidence of Gerhard and Turner’s executive management,” said Whit. “The industry is in a time of rapid change, and Turner is uniquely qualified to lead the transformation of the media business in Latin America.  We will prioritise collaboration, innovation and change as we move aggressively to position for continued growth and success.”


*KANTAR MEDIA IBOPE / 2016 / Pay TV P4+ including Guest Viewers / Total Day / Monday – Sunday / RAT%
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