Just one day after welcoming Chris Oliver-Taylor as the new CEO of FremantleMedia Australia, RTL group has announced that FremantleMedia global CEO Cécile Frot-Coutaz is leaving after 23 years to take on a new challenge. That new challenge is an executive role at YouTube.
A process has been initiated to select a new CEO for FremantleMedia.
Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Group, says: “I would like to thank Cécile for her extraordinary creative and commercial achievements at FremantleMedia. She has built FremantleMedia North America into the largest operation in FremantleMedia’s global network, serving also as executive producer of hit formats such as American Idol and America’s Got Talent. As CEO of FremantleMedia, she has successfully put creativity back in the centre of the company over the past six years. I regret, but understand, Cécile’s decision. All of us wish her the best in her future endeavours.”