Bommel handed NATPE top job

J.P. Bommel has been named president and CEO of US-based producers TV NATPE.

J.P. Bommel croppedThe former Reed MIDEM executive has been with NATPE since August 2015, when he joined as COO and managing director, effectively replacing Rod Perth.

Bommel will now focus on creating “365-day-a-year experiences for members”, expanding the NATPE Budapest Market and Content Summit in June, and establishing new membership tiers.

“NATPE Miami 2017, the first with JP at the helm, was a huge success with compelling new tracks and record numbers of international attendees,” said NATPE chairman and Sony Pictures Television president of worldwide networks Andy Kaplan.

“JP has a strong track record and I’m excited to continue working with him on our shared vision for NATPE, building on its substantial reach and relevance as the industry continues to evolve around the world and across platforms.”

Under Bommel’s command, NATPE Miami saw the addition of three programming initiatives: NATPE Music, NATPE Scripted and NATPE Station Group Summit.

Bommel previously led his own global events consultancy, Barton Creek International; worked at Reed MIDEM as senior VP of business development, entertainment between 2005 and 2013; and held senior roles at EMI/Capitol, Sony Music and BMG.