Monica Galer has been appointed president of FremantleMedia’s French operation. Galer becomes the first-ever president of FremantleMedia’s French division, having spent the last two years as CEO of Northern and Southern Europe at the producer and distributor.
During that spell she oversaw new management teams coming in at FremantleMedia’s operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Belgium. She was also CEO of FremantleMedia France through that two-year period.
FremantleMedia France has produced series including The Farmer Wants a Wife (L’amour est dans le pré) and a local versions of The Price is Right (Le Juste Prix), Password (Mot de Passe), Idols (La Nouvelle Star), Got Talent (La France a un incroyable talent), X Factor and Supernanny on Galer’s watch.
Galer is also a member of FremantleMedia’s IP Leadership group, which steers the group’s international creative agenda.
“Monica Galer is one of the architects of the European format and production industry, with formidable experience and a significant track record of success across Europe,” said Tony Cohen, CEO, FremantleMedia. “Her creative leadership has resulted in substantial renewal across our Northern and Southern European businesses, and I am very confident that her renewed and exclusive focus on France will assure us of further success and growth in this key territory.”