Turner has promoted Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III as the company’s new president for Latin America.
Richardson held the most recent position of executive VP of distribution at Turner Latin America, having worked within the company for 23 years.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead Turner Latin America, and grateful for the confidence of Gerhard and Turner’s executive management,” said Richardson.
“The industry is in a time of rapid change, and Turner is uniquely qualified to lead the transformation of the media business in Latin America. We will prioritise collaboration, innovation and change as we move aggressively to position for continued growth and success.”
As part of his new role, he will hold the executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air brands, as well as distribution and ad sales of those brands.
Gerhard Zeiler, president of Turner International, added: “I am delighted that he accepted the offer to become the next President of Turner Latin America. The company will benefit from his leadership skills and wealth of experience, especially as we navigate through a dramatically evolving media-business future demanding dynamic change.”