Talpa Bolsters Global Formats Team


Talpa has strengthened its global formats team with two new additions, including tapping Ingrid Akkerman as head of creative partnerships and format sales.

Akkerman, most recently head of sales at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will further build Talpa’s creative partnerships, which have led to formats such as Million Dollar Island and Hunting Season, and expand its international sales.

Talpa also appointed Marina Chikalovets as format sales manager for the global team in the Netherlands.

“We’re thrilled to welcome both Ingrid and Marina to our team,” said Sebastian van Barneveld, director of Talpa Global. “Their complementary experience and knowledge will enhance the growth of our global format footprint in the coming years. The timing is essential given the tremendous momentum of our latest format, The Floor.”