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NENT set for major restructure

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) is set to shake up its organisational and operations model from October 1.

Anders Jensen

The company will shift from the traditional country-based operating model to a new structure based on focus areas of responsibility: people, sales, content, and market and technology.

NENT Studios, the company’s production business comprising 32 companies in 17 countries, will be split into three units covering the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe, and the UK and the US.

Under the new set-up, NENT will see its group executive management team reduced from 15 members to eight.

The new group will include president and CEO Anders Jensen, executive VP and chief financial officer Gabriel Catrina and executive VP and chief people and culture officer Sahar Kupersmidt.

Also included will be Filippa Wallestam, executive VP and chief content officer; Kim Poder, executive VP and chief commercial officer; Matthew Hooper, executive VP and chief corporate affairs officer; Kaj af Kleen, executive VP and chief technology and product officer; and Mia Suazo Eriksson, executive VP and chief marketing officer.

NENT will also have an extended management team, which will report to Jensen but will not be part of the group’s executive management.

This group includes Morten Mogensen, senior VP and head of NENT Studios Nordics and CEE; Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, CEO of NENT Studios UK; Kim Mikkelsen, senior VP and head of NENT Sport; and Jonas Gustafsson, senior VP and CEO of Viasat consumer.

Jensen said: “Our focused model will ensure that we have the right resources in the right places and can invest in even more fantastic experiences. We will have the best structure for a leading streaming player and content producer with a multi-market strategy and significant growth ambitions.

“Since launching NENT Group in June 2018, we have been building something unique in our industry. These changes will keep us ahead of the curve and enable us to scale flexibly and efficiently. We have achieved so much in just one year, and coming together as one NENT Group will enable us to do even more and act even faster.”

Although NENT Group will no longer operate on a country- and product-based model, it will maintain its presence in each of its existing Nordic markets – Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland – as well as the UK.

NENT Group is also establishing NENT Studios US, following its investment in US production company Picturestart in May, and a CEO will soon be appointed.

NENT was formed in 2018 when Scandinavian broadcast giant Modern Times Group split in two.

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