Jennifer Mullin Named CEO of FremantleMedia


Jennifer Mullin, currently CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), has been tapped as the CEO of FremantleMedia, effective September 1.

Mullin will succeed Cecile Frot-Coutaz, who announced back in March she is leaving to join YouTube. Mullin’s successor as CEO of FMNA will be announced in due course. Until then, she will remain CEO of FMNA.

Mullin joined FMNA as senior VP of current programming in 2005, becoming executive VP of current programming in 2012 and then co-CEO of FMNA in 2015. Prior to joining FMNA, Mullin worked as an executive producer at companies such as Paramount, Telepictures and Universal.

Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Group, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Jennifer Mullin—one of the most experienced and successful producers and creatives within our group—is taking over the leadership of FremantleMedia. A strong and hugely respected leader, Jennifer has been a key force in FremantleMedia’s creative renewal across unscripted and scripted programming and has a matchless understanding of the global content industry. I warmly welcome Jennifer in her new role and wish her every success—and I am very much looking forward to working with her to further drive the growth of our global content business.”