AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has appointed Marcel Mares as country manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In his new role, Mares will handle sales and operations in the Czech and Slovak territories where AMCNI CNE distributes 14 channels spanning sports, film and series, as well as kids and infotainment. He is expected to develop the company’s portfolio of brands and increasing profitability. He will work out of Prague under Balázs Hajós, the VP of affiliate sales at AMCNI CNE.
Previously, Mares spent a half-decade as sales, distribution and business development manager for Discovery Communications in CEEMEA. Earlier in his career, he worked in the FMCG sector for such companies as Duracell International, Energizer and Philips.
Hajós remarked: “We are very excited to have someone of Marcel’s caliber bring his strong business development expertise, excellent sales skills and strategic thinking to AMCNI CNE. Marcel’s appointment will build on our growth trajectory across the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and further solidify our portfolio of diverse and compelling brands.”