Media Content PLC announces the appointment of Patrice van de Walle as Vice President Development, with immediate effect.
Patrice, who joins from Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be responsible for co-ordinating Media Content’s London office in place of Siabhan Duguid-Graffius who is now VP Asia Pacific and head of the company’s recently opened Hong Kong office.
During his career with Sony, Patrice worked as an executive in the International Television Sales division and the Corporate Development Group rising to VP of Corporate Development Europe. In 1996-7 Patrice co-managed Sony’s satellite television operation in Bombay, India, where he helped quadruple the ratings, market share and revenues of the venture.
Prior to this, he was also involved in the launch of German music station VIVA as well as various production companies in the United Kingdom and Germany. Earlier in his career he served as a development consultant for the U.S government in Africa and Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, Jean-Paul de la Fuente, Chief Executive said:
‘Mr van de Walle brings an important set of skills to the company’s already diverse expertise. We feel that he fits in extremely well with our future ambitions, and expect him to become an important asset in furthering the growth of the Media Content.’
Jean Francois Denis, Managing Director of Media Content added: ‘We are very pleased to have Patrice on our team. In the past few months he has been involved in the sportsmediarights.com project and we have been delighted with his level of insight and creativity.’
Patrice van de Walle said: ‘My work with Media Content during past months has revealed an intelligent and exciting company with significant growth prospects. I feel that my experience in the television industry and my background as a development executive will complement Media Content’s varied talents.’
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Media Content PLC
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Jean-Paul de la Fuente