Zodiak Media reorganises its HQ Laurent Boissel takes on Chief Operating Officer role
Laurent Boissel, Chief Finance Officer at Zodiak Media, has been promoted to the expanded role of Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO) Zodiak Media. Boissel will assume his new responsibilities immediately, and will continue to report to Zodiak CEO David Frank, in close relationship with the Paris and London teams.
The appointment follows the departure from HQ of current Group COO Jonny Slow to take up his new position as CEO of Zodiak Americas based in Los Angeles.
Also, as part of the restructuring of the group’s HQ, Roisin Thomas and Jana Bakunina, both currently VP Corporate Development, are appointed as Chief of Staff (reporting to David Frank) and VP Corporate Finance (reporting to Laurent Boissel) respectively. Further hires are expected to support key HQ functions.
Commenting on Boissel’s appointment, CEO David Frank said: “With Jonny Slow’s move to Los Angeles I am delighted that Laurent has agreed to take on this key additional responsibility. His knowledge and experience of this group makes him the perfect candidate for this role. Laurent and I have established a great understanding since I became CEO in 2010 and I am very confident that we can work together as a team to continue to build the Zodiak group.”
Laurent Boissel, CFOO Zodiak Media said: “I am very excited to be adding the COO role to my existing finance portfolio. Together with the whole HQ team I think I can help David deliver on the exciting creative vision we have for this group. Already we are seeing the signs of success from our creative strategy, but the best is yet to come.”
Zodiak Media is an independent content studio operating in more than 20 countries with annual revenues in excess of $800m. Zodiak Media recently announced the launch of Zodiak Americas, a new division that brings together Zodiak’s existing production businesses in North, Central and South America.