NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) today announced it has appointed Jose
Tolosa as Chief Transformation Officer, effective immediately. Tolosa
will report to Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish.
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In this newly created role, Tolosa will oversee a team responsible for
guiding Viacom's transformation agenda, and developing and executing
initiatives that support and accelerate the strategic priorities set out
as part of the company's fourth quarter and full year 2017 earnings
Previously, Tolosa served as Chief Operating Officer of Viacom
International Media Networks (VIMN), where he worked closely with senior
leadership to accelerate the company's international growth strategy,
including extending its pay TV footprint in key growth markets and
increasing opportunities for consumers to access content across devices.
Commenting on the appointment, Bakish said, "Jose brings to this new
role a strategic and global perspective and unmatched insights into
Viacom's business. At VIMN, he played an instrumental role in evolving
our international media business, including the launch of our highly
successful Play Plex mobile apps and their ongoing expansion to the U.S.
As Chief Transformation Officer, Jose will build on this strong track
record by ensuring we are aligning our operations to meet our goals and
best position Viacom for the future."
Tolosa joined Viacom in 2008 and has held a number of positions at VIMN,
including Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and
Operations. He graduated from Harvard Business School and earned a
Bachelor's in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University.
In addition, VIMN today announced the appointment of Melody Tan as its
new Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Tolosa. Previously, Tan served
as Executive Vice President, Programming, Strategy & Operations for MTV,
VH1 and Logo in the U.S.
Tan joined Viacom in November 2003 as a Director, Content Distribution
and Marketing, Strategy and Business Operations. Prior to that, she
worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman and Corporate Decisions, Inc. She
graduated from Harvard Business School and earned a Bachelor's degree in
East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling
entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures,
short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, podcasts, live
events and social media experiences - for audiences in more than 180
countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.,
MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Spike (to be rebranded as Paramount Network in
the U.S.), VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina),
Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion
cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a
major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount
Television develops, finances and produces original programming for
television and digital platforms.
For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.
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Justin Dini, 212-846-2724
Senior Vice President,
Source: Viacom Inc.
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