MATRIX SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT: BOB BAKISH

President & CEO, Viacom

Bob Bakish will be presenting Jeanine D. Liburd at the 2019 Matrix Awards.

Bob Bakish is President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc. He is responsible for growing Viacom’s leading portfolio of global, multi-platform entertainment brands, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and the world-renowned Paramount Pictures film and television studio. Viacom’s 200-plus TV channels reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 180 countries, making it the world’s largest entertainment company across TV.

Mr. Bakish is focused on developing new content, expanding distribution of Viacom branded content and pursuing strategic growth opportunities in the company’s core businesses. He was appointed to this role in December 2016 after serving as President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks since 2007. During this period, Mr. Bakish was responsible for more than doubling VIMN’s revenue and consistently growing its profitability, while guiding a significant international expansion of the company’s entertainment footprint.

In addition, Mr. Bakish built scale for Viacom in high value media markets, overseeing the launch of Paramount Channel – the world’s leading ad-supported movie network – and successfully acquiring large general entertainment networks including Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, Colors in India and Telefe in Argentina. Under his direction, online video consumption of VIMN’s content rapidly accelerated through the launch of Viacom Play Plex and other innovative, mullti-platform products.

Prior to his leadership of VIMN, Mr. Bakish held a series of corporate, sales and development positions at Viacom, joining the company in 1997 after serving as a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice.

Mr. Bakish has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He serves on the boards of both schools.

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Member Spotlights
SPOTLIGHT: LEAH GERVAIS April 15, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: SARAH BARNETT April 12, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE RYAN April 4, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: GAYLE KING April 4, 2019
Matrix Spotlights
SPOTLIGHT: SARAH BARNETT April 12, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: GAYLE KING April 4, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: BRUCE GORDON April 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: ALBERT BOURLA April 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: BOB BAKISH April 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA PELS March 27, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: MARTHA STEWART March 25, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: PADMA LAKSHMI March 14, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: SUSAN MAGRINO March 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: KATHY RING February 25, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: KATE LEWIS February 17, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LISA SHERMAN February 8, 2019