NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)(NASDAQ:VIA) today announced that Fukiko Ogisu
has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer,
effective January 8, 2018.
In this newly created role, Ogisu will manage the company's human
resources organization and associated functions, as well as oversee
Viacom's security services. Ogisu will join Viacom's senior leadership
team and will report to Christa D'Alimonte, Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary.
Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, said, "As
we continue to evolve and grow our business, attracting and retaining
the best talent is essential to Viacom's success. Fukiko combines a
passion for people, knowledge of our brands and businesses, and a deep
understanding of how technology and operations can make us work better.
She's the perfect person to help cultivate a diverse, entrepreneurial
workforce and ensure our employees can thrive in a quickly changing
Ogisu said, "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Viacom's
incredibly talented human resources and security teams, particularly at
this exciting moment for the company. The evolving media landscape
requires a workforce that is more nimble, efficient and innovative than
ever before. I look forward to partnering with Viacom's leaders to
prioritize their people-centric objectives and ensure that we support
the development and success of our employees by fostering a fulfilling,
energizing and safe work environment."
Ogisu joined Viacom in 2008, serving most recently as Senior Vice
President, HR Business Operations and Information Solutions, where she
leads worldwide HR business operations, organizational effectiveness,
learning and development, employee experience programs and policies, and
the company portal. Prior to joining Viacom, Ogisu spent more than a
decade at Microsoft in various product and business roles across the
company. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Comparative Area
Studies from Duke University, and a Masters of Arts in East Asian
Languages & Civilizations from the University of Chicago.
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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Alex Rindler, 212-846-4337
Manager, Corporate Communications
Source: Viacom Inc.
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