London – UK based distributor Banijay International has appointed Emmanuelle Namiech as its new Managing Director, it was announced by Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti. 

As Managing Director, Namiech will build on Banijay International’s position as a force in the global formats market and deliver strength and experience in finished programming acquisitions and sales, in line with the distributor’s strategic goal to grow its library of English-language content.

Recent acquisitions of note include those with Pop TV (formerly TVGN), covering brand new titles like The Sorrentinos (9×30’) and Rock This Boat (9×30’) and shows such as Horse Town (6×60’), from ThumbsUp Productions for U.S. channel Ride TV, and I Am Innocent, from producer Screentime New Zealand for TVNZ.

With overall responsibility for the sales and acquisitions teams in Banijay International’s London and Los Angeles offices, Namiech will take over from previous Managing Director Karoline Spodsberg who was promoted to her new role as Banijay Group’s COO Nordics.