Luxembourg / London / Los Angeles – RTL Group has announced that Tony Cohen will step down from his role as CEO of FremantleMedia. Cécile Frot-Coutaz succeeds Cohen and will be based in London, effective 1 July 2012.
According to the company’s statement, Cohen will leave to focus on his non-executive work.
Guillaume de Posch, Co-CEO of RTL Group together with Anke Schäferkordt, said, “I want to thank Tony Cohen for his outstanding achievements. Under his leadership, the company has become the pre-eminent producer of hit prime-time global entertainment formats in dozens of countries, a top distributor and brand licensor, and a rapidly growing force in online and mobile gaming, branded entertainment and kids.”
Currently, Frot-Coutaz, as CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), oversees the development, production and business operations of over 600 hours of network, cable and syndicated programming.