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.”