Pierre Branco Moves Up at Turner EMEA


Turner EMEA has elevated Pierre Branco, previously VP and general manager for France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, to senior VP for Northern Europe, effective immediately.

In his new position, Branco will lead Turner’s business across the U.K., Nordics and Baltics. He will supervise a senior management team and is charged with overseeing the growth and development of Turner’s operations in the region. This includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and TNT, as well as the distribution of CNNI. He will identify new areas for driving revenues and profits, managing P&L and ensuring consistency and strategy for the region while also delivering branded experiences that increase linear and nonlinear fan engagement.

Branco is set to relocate from London to Paris in the coming months. He will work directly under Giorgio Stock, the president of Turner EMEA, and joins his executive team. Branco was first hired by Turner in 2006.

Stock stated: “At a time when we are developing ambitious new initiatives in the Northern Europe region alongside a relentless focus on our core channels business, this is a particularly important appointment and amongst a high caliber of candidates, Pierre stood out for his exceptional track record in building our brands and driving growth. His combination of industry knowledge, a deep commitment to leveraging the digital trends shaping our business and a passion for putting our fans at the center of everything we do will bring vision and momentum to the Northern Europe business to take it to the next level.”

Stock added: “It’s particularly rewarding, and proof of the caliber of talent we have at Turner, to promote from within the company as we continue to deliver on our commitment to create and curate great content that really resonates with our audiences, wherever and whenever they are engaging with us.”