Fremantle Italy Promotes Marco Tombolini


Fremantle has promoted Marco Tombolini to sole CEO of Fremantle Italy.

Tombolini will take the helm of all areas and functions of the company, with the senior management of Fremantle Italy reporting to him. He has been co-CEO of Fremantle Italy since May 2022 with Gabriele Immirzi, who has now become co-CEO with Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company.

Tombolini was CCO of Endemol until 2009, and in 2010, he became managing director of Sony Spain and subsequently managing director of Toro Media and Talpa Italia. In 2018, he joined Fremantle, first as director of the then-Wavy division and then he was chief strategy officer.

Andrea Scrosati, group COO and CEO for continental Europe at Fremantle, said: “I have known Marco for many years and have always admired his remarkable talent, vision and ability to work in a team. I am sure that thanks to his leadership and the support he will receive from Jaime Ondarza as CEO of southern Europe, Fremantle Italy will continue to grow, creating even more innovative shows capable of engaging and inspiring audiences. Italy is one of the most important countries for our group in terms of the extraordinary creativity the country’s talents express, along with their excellent professionalism and ability to deliver. Marco’s appointment confirms our commitment to continue investing in this market, creating new jobs and supporting the growth of the country’s cultural industry.”

Jaime Ordanza, CEO of southern Europe at Fremantle, said: “It is a privilege to be able to count on Marco at the helm of Fremantle Italy. He has demonstrated talent and vision, and I am sure that with his leadership, the company will reach even more ambitious goals.”

Tombolini added: “It is a blessing to be part of a team like Fremantle, whose ambitions fully reflect my own. I am happy and honored to work alongside such passionate and competent workmates, with the aim of helping the company grow in Italy.”