Sangeeta Desai

FremantleMedia names Mexico MD

FremantleMedia has a new managing director for its Mexican production business. Coty Cagliolo has been upped to the position from her current role as VP of development across Latin America and the US Hispanic region. She had joined FremantleMedia Mexico has creative director in 2013, the same year the business had named Adrian Santucho as […]

Brown moves up at FremantleMedia

Georgia Brown has risen to an executive VP post at global producer-distributor FremantleMedia. She has been promoted to EVP, global scripted and factual content, having previously been SVP, scripted. In the new post, she will oversee acquisitions for FremantleMedia’s global arm, FremantleMedia International, and provide a link between FMI and in-house production teams. Separately, FremantleMedia […]

FremantleMedia names Busoli replacement

São Paulo-based FremantleMedia Brazil has hired former TV Bandeirantes exec Paula Cavalcanti to replace Daniela Busoli as its CEO. Busoli left the FremantleMedia group last month in order to launch her own company. Cavalcanti (pictured) has now stepped in to replace her, reporting to FremantleMedia COO and CEO of emerging markets Sangeeta Desai. While production […]

FremantleMedia poaches legal chief from BBC Worldwide

RTL-owned producer and distributor FremantleMedia has hired Robin Chalmers as its general counsel. Chalmers will join from BBC Worldwide and replace Sarah Tingay who is retiring after a 27-year stint. He was at Worldwide for a decade as director of business & legal affairs. At FremantleMedia he will work across all of the company’s businesses […]

FremantleMedia names HIT exec as new kids boss

FremantleMedia has named Mattel and HIT Entertainment exec Rick Glankler has the new head of its kids and family entertainment division. The news comes after TBI revealed former boss Sander Schwartz had exited four years after launching RTL-owned FremantleMedia’s children’s entertainment division. Glanker begins his role as general manager and executive VP immediately, based in […]

Sangeeta Desai joins FremantleMedia from Hit

Producer and distributor FremantleMedia has hired Sangeeta Desai as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. She joins from kids producer and distributor Hit Entertainment where she was COO. Prior to that she was at private equity firm and Hit-backer Apax and has also worked at investment banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. At FremantleMedia […]