Following Friday’s news of Endemol Worldwide Brands CEO Olivier Gers’ departure comes the replacement of his former brands and commercial unit with a new Group Commercial Board that is comprised of senior Endemol executives from around the world.
Branco Scherer, former EWB regional director, International, who has been promoted to executive director of commercial affairs. His role will be to liaise and coordinate with Endemol’s commercial teams around the world and to ensure that ideas and information are shared across the division.
Scherer reports to Lucas Church, who becomes Chair of the Group Commercial Board in addition to his ongoing role as CEO of Endemol UK.
Former EWB executives based in Endemol’s offices around the world will now report directly to local managing directors in each territory while working closely with Scherer and his team. The reorganization is designed to closely integrate the company’s commercial and creative activities, and give greater control to the group’s local operations around the world.
Further appointments to the group will be made soon.