International Council 2010 NYC

IC 2010 NYC Attendee Lists

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Frank-Dieter Freiling

Senior Vice President, International Affairs
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling is director of international affairs for Germany’s public broadcast network, ZDF German Television—a post he has held since 2000. Prior to that, he was the head of international program coordination there and a magazine publisher at Gruner+Jahr AG. In addition, he is coordinator of the “Middle East/Ernst Cramer Fellowship Program” and the “Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program”, chairman of Internationale Journalisten-Programme, and a member of the executive board of the TV channel Arte.

Stephen Gatfield

Executive Vice President
Interpublic Group (IPG)

Stephen Gatfield is a graduate of Bristol University and IMD and joined IPG after a long career at Leo Burnett where he was chief operating officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide and a member of the B/Com3 operating board. During his current tenure with IPG he was appointed chief executive officer of Lowe Worldwide in early 2006. In the course of three years, he restructured IPG into a focused, global ideas community and turned a multi-million dollar loss into substantial profitability. Advertising Age recognized him as Turnaround Agency of the Year 2009.

Marc Graboff

President, West Coast Business Operations
NBC Universal Television Entertainment

Marc Graboff was appointed to his current position in August 2010. He oversees all business and production-related operations for both NBC and Universal Media Studios. Since joining NBC in November 2000 as executive vice president, NBC West Coast, he has served in a variety of positions including executive vice president, NBC Universal Television Group; president, NBC Universal Television West Coast; cochairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios; and chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

Herbert A. Granath

Chairman Emeritus
ESPN

Herb Granath is chairman emeritus of ESPN, the twenty-four hour cable sports network. He is cochairman of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., which owns and operates The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Film Channel. He also serves as vice chairman of Central European Media, Ronald Lauder’s international company, which owns television and radio stations, together with associated Internet businesses, in Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, he acts as senior content advisor to Telenet, Belgium’s leading cable company. Previously, he was chairman of Disney/ABC International.

James L. Greenwald

Chairman Emeritus
Katz Media Group

Jim Greenwald was the chairman and chief executive officer of Katz Communications Inc. from May 1975 to August 1994, and served as chairman of its board of directors from 1982 to August 1994. He has been chairman emeritus since August 1994. His career at the company spanned forty years. Greenwald is a director of the Library of American Broadcasting, and is an honorary trustee of the American Women in Radio and Television.

Jack Griffin

Chief Executive Officer
Time, Inc.

Jack Griffin is chief executive officer of Time Inc., the world's leading publishing company, having succeeded Ann Moore in September 2010. When Moore retires at the end of this year, Griffin will also assume the title of chairman of Time Inc. With twenty-two magazines and twenty-six Web sites in the US, Time Inc. engages 138 million consumers monthly and accounts for approximately twenty percent of total advertising revenues of American consumer magazines. Time Inc.'s popular brands and successful franchises extend to online, mobile and tablet devices, as well as television and events.

Ralph Guild

GuildMedia LLC

Ralph Guild is the retired chairman of Interep, an independent national sales and marketing organization that specialized in radio and the Internet. Guild created Interep in 1981 as a holding company allowing national radio rep firms to unite under a single corporate umbrella. In 1986, under Guild's stewardship, Interep launched Group W Radio Sales, the first independent rep firm dedicated exclusively to one broadcast group, which ultimately became CBS Radio Sales. Other dedicated rep companies created by Interep include ABC Radio Sales and Susquehanna Radio Sales (now Cumulus Major Market Sales).

Hajime Hashimoto

Board Member
WOWOW Inc.

Hajime Hashimoto is a board member for corporate strategy at WOWOW Inc., the leading company in satellite broadcasting and the number one premium pay channel in Japan. Prior to this he was a board member and general manager for their media strategy division, general manager in the programming division, and director of the programming department. He joined WOWOW Inc. (then Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.) in April 1990, having previously worked at Kanebo, Co. Ltd. since 1986. He is a graduate in politics and economics from Meiji University.

Harry Hawkes

Partner
Booz &Company

Harry Hawkes is a partner with Booz & Company working out of the firm’s Cleveland and New York Offices. He has twenty-one years of experience with Booz & Company and is the global leader of the firm’s operations practice for media and entertainment clients. He focuses on strategic cost transformation, performance improvement, sales force effectiveness, operations restructuring, and major organizational change programs. He has extensive experience working across the media and entertainment sector.

Robert Haymer

Partner
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Robert Haymer is a partner in O’Melveny’s Century City office and a member of the entertainment, sports, and media practice. He has a broad range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities law matters and partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, both for large public companies and middle market and entrepreneurial clients both in and out of the entertainment industry.

Jonathan H. Herbst

Managing Director, Global Media & Communications Group
UBS

During Jonathan H. Herbst’s tenure at UBS, he has participated in a wide range of strategic advisory and financing transactions in the telecommunications sector, with an emphasis on both wireless and wireline telecommunications. His experience includes corporate acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, and leveraged buyouts, as well as public and private equity, high yield and leveraged loan financing for numerous US telecommunications companies.

Takashi Hoga

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fujisankei Communications International

Takashi Hoga is the chairman and chief executive officer of Fujisankei Communications International, Inc. (FCI), the New York based representative of Japan’s largest media conglomerate, Fujisankei Communications Group (FCG). FCG is Japan’s largest media group and home to Japan’s top-rated and top-grossing television network, as well as to one of Japan’s leading national newspapers. FCG is widely regarded as a driving force in the motion picture, magazine, book, video, music, Internet, and direct marketing industries.

Omar Jaffrey

Managing Director, Head of Satellites
UBS

Omar Jaffrey is a managing director and global head of satellites at UBS Investment Bank. He joined UBS from Merrill Lynch in the summer of 2003 where he headed Merrill Lynch’s satellite investment banking practice for six years. His clients include Intelsat, SES Global, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Sirius XM, Echostar, DirecTV, WorldSpace, Imagesat, Satmex, Telesat, ICO, Loral, AT&T, Qwest, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, Thuraya and JSAT, among many others. Jaffrey has a BS in electrical engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kay Koplovitz

Founder, USA Network
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Koplovitz & Co. LLC

Kay Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the first woman network president in television history. A pioneer in cable television networks and new media ventures, she is a visionary woman who led the emergence of cable television to challenge the broadcast networks for coveted audiences. She continues to be a leader in raising venture capital for women entrepreneurs and in launching new programming companies that challenge the frontiers of the digital age. She is the author of Bold Women, Big Ideas (May 2002), which she wrote to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity.

Peter Kreisky

Senior Advisor
Time Inc.

Peter Kreisky, who recently joined Time Inc. as a senior advisor, is a recognized expert on strategy in the media and entertainment sector, focused on the intersection of technology with traditional media. Previously, during an extensive management consulting career, Kreisky served more than forty media clients in North America and Europe, across hundreds of assignments. He started his consulting career at McKinsey & Company; headed Mercer Management Consulting’s worldwide media practice for ten years (since rebranded Oliver Wyman); founded and ran The Kreisky Media Consultancy, LLC.

Ynon Kreiz

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Endemol Group

Ynon Kreiz is the chairman and chief executive officer of Endemol, the largest independent television production company in the world and a global leader in entertainment programming. The company produces and distributes premium content to over 400 of the world’s leading television broadcasters and digital media platforms and is the owner of major international programming franchises including Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. The Endemol Group comprises an international network of eighty companies in twenty-six countries and produces more than 40,000 hours of television programming per year.

Scott Kurnit

Founder, Chairman, CEO
AdKeeper

Scott Kurnit is the founder, chairman, and CEO of AdKeeper. He also serves on the Boards of Appssavvy, Brightcove, Dotomi, Goodmail, Mashlogic, OpenSky, SendMe Mobile, and The Paley Center for Media. He is an advisor to About, Appssavvy, Black Arrow, Mashery, and SmartBrief. Kurnit founded and served as chairman and CEO of About, Inc. as it grew to a public market value of $1.7 billion and was the fifth largest of all Web properties. He has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp., PBS, IBM, and MCI companies.

Hubert Lacroix

President and Chief Executive Officer
CBC/Radio-Canada

Hubert T. Lacroix was appointed president and chief executive officer of CBC/Radio-Canada on November 5, 2007, for a five-year term. He began his mandate on January 1, 2008. Just before joining CBC/Radio-Canada, he held the position of senior advisor with the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott, a law firm recognized nationally and internationally for its business law practice. Prior thereto, he acted as executive chairman of Telemedia Corporation and of the other boards of directors of the various companies in the Telemedia corporate structure.

Kenneth W. Lowe

Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.

Ken Lowe was elected chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in 2008. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of The EW Scripps Company from October 2000 to June 2008 after being named president and chief operating officer and a director in January 2000. He began his career in radio with Southern Broadcasting in 1969 and continued with various management positions in radio and television with Harte-Hanks Broadcasting in the late 1970s.