Viacom Names Lynn CEO of International Media Networks

Viacom has appointed David Lynn president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks.

Lynn, who had been president of Viacom International’s operations in the U.K. and Northern and Eastern Europe, succeeds Bob Bakish, who was named CEO of Viacom in December.

Lynn reports to Bakish and will be based in London, but regularly work out of Viacom’s New York offices.

“David has an outstanding track record at the helm of our UK business, including leading our successful acquisition and integration of Channel 5, and I have great confidence in his ability to conceive and deliver an even more ambitious growth strategy for VIMN in the years ahead," Bakish said.


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