It was announced today, that Pierre Branco has been appointed as General Manager of Turner Broadcasting System’s operations in Africa. Pierre Branco already had some responsibility over Turner’s TV channels in Africa since February, working with his manager, Jaime Ondarza and his Turkey and Middle East counterpart, Tal Hewitt.
As general manager, he will assume responsibility of Cartoon Network Africa, alongside his existing jobs as general manager of Turner’s channels in France and Portugal, which also includes Cartoon Network France and Cartoon Network Portugal.
Working with Mr Branco, Guillaume Coffin has also been promoted to head of distribution and business development for France and Africa.
Jaime Ondarza made this statement regarding Pierre Branco’s appointment:
“I’m very pleased that Pierre accepted this new role. He has done an amazing job in France and, more recently, Portugal, delivering great editorial and financial results for Turner in these territories. It will be a privilege for me to work with him on Africa. We trust that, under his leadership, the team will achieve the ambitious goals we have for this important market, creating long term value for our brands and channels in the region and developing opportunities for strong and solid business growth.”