Ynon Kreiz Joins Mattel’s Board of Directors


Ynon Kreiz, former chairman and CEO of Maker Studios, has been elected to the board of directors at Mattel, effective immediately.

Prior to his time at Maker Studios, Kreiz was chairman and CEO of Endemol. Earlier in his career, he held the same titles at Fox Kids Europe, which he co-founded and expanded into 56 countries. Kreiz also served as general partner at Balderton Capital (previously Benchmark Capital Europe). He is a member of the board of directors at Warner Music Group.

Christopher A. Sinclair, executive chairman, commented: “We are excited to welcome Ynon to the Mattel board of directors. Ynon brings deep expertise as a leader and innovator in the international media space, and he will add important insight and guidance to support the successful implementation of our strategy. His election is an important step in the process to replenish our board and address the scheduled retirement of myself and Fran Fergusson at the end of the current term.”

CEO Margo Georgiadis added: “Ynon is a disruptive thinker who challenges the status quo and I’m confident he will bring tremendous value to Mattel as we reposition our business for accelerated growth. He will provide valuable perspective as we leverage our leading portfolio of kids’ IP to create new content and experiences that advance our business across the globe.”