Warner Bros. Discovery names Andrew Georgiou as UK & Ireland chief

Andrew Georgiou

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is shuffling its exec deck in the UK and Ireland, following the recent exit of Antonio Ruiz.

Andrew Georgiou has been named as head of WBD’s media business in the countries, while also retaining his position as president & MD of WBD Sports Europe, which operates both Eurosport across Europe and TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland.

His remit includes oversight of brands including Discovery, TLC, Quest, Quest Red, Really, Cartoon Network, Eurosport and the newly launched TNT Sports, as well as WBD’s streaming service Discovery+.

He also has responsibility for consumer products, home entertainment and will support the local Warner Bros. theatrical business.

Georgiou joined the company in 2019 as president of Eurosport having previously been CEO at Lagardère Sports and Entertainment.

Gerhard Zeiler, international president at WBD, said: “As we enter another important period during these transformative times for our broader business, I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Andrew to shape our path and best position our company for continued and longer-term success.”

The news comes in the same week that WBD’s president & MD for EMEA, Priya Dogra, revealed she would be leaving the company. Zeiler is taking on her remit.

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