Fremantle Appoints CEOs for Northern & Southern Europe


Fremantle has put in place a new European leadership team, with the creation of new CEO roles for Northern Europe and Southern Europe.

The new positions will report directly to Andrea Scrosati, Fremantle Group COO and CEO of Continental Europe.

Georgette Schlick, CEO of Fremantle Netherlands and Belgium since 2014, has been promoted to CEO of Northern Europe. Based in Amsterdam, Schlick will oversee Fremantle’s businesses in the Netherlands and Belgium, including the scripted label Fiction Valley, and Fremantle production territories Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland. The This Is Nice labels, which Fremantle acquired in 2021, will continue to be overseen by CEO Morten Mogensen, who will now report to Schlick.

Jaime Ondarza takes on the role of CEO of Southern Europe, joining Fremantle from Paramount Global. Based in Rome, Ondarza will oversee Fremantle’s production businesses in France, Israel (Abot Hameiri), Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Founder-led drama labels in these territories—Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden, Norway), Wildside, The Apartment Pictures and Lux Vide (Italy)—report to Christian Vesper, CEO of global drama.

Scrosati said: “Through acquisitions and organic growth, Fremantle today is bigger and stronger than ever. We have carefully designed this new structure to best support our regional CEOs across Europe. Georgette and Jaime are the perfect choices to manage these key roles and future-proof our rapid business expansion. I am delighted to welcome Jaime into the Fremantle family, and I look forward to working with him closely, having appreciated his professional expertise and personal sophistication for many years in our previous roles. I also look forward to working even more closely with Georgette. I have been incredibly impressed by her managerial and leadership skills, which make her a truly exceptional executive.”

Schlick said: “Over the last ten years, Fremantle has given me many opportunities for personal and professional growth. I feel extremely privileged to be given the chance to grow further in this new role. I am very much looking forward to working together with the Benelux, Nordic and Polish teams to achieve our ambition of being the place creatives want to call home.”

Ondarza added: “I am incredibly excited to join Fremantle, a leading international content group that has always set the best standards in the industry, creating globally acclaimed formats and franchises and great stories with an innovative and creative approach. Fremantle is the home for creative talents, and I’m proud to join Andrea and the incredible Fremantle team.”