Turner EMEA has revealed that Tarek Mounir has been promoted to VP and general manager for Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece and Cyprus.
During his time at Turner, Mounir has worked on deals including the soon-to-open Cartoon Network theme park zone, and the creation of Cartoon Network Studios Arabia.
Giorgio Stock, president of Turner EMEA, said: “This promotion recognises Tarek’s role in aggressively developing Turner’s presence in the region and driving significant growth, across both free to air and pay TV platforms and in the non-linear space.”
Under Mounir’s leadership, the company has also been able to expand its footprint across the kids, news and general entertainment sectors. Meanwhile, in his new role Mounir will be reporting to Stock.
Rani Raad, presiden of CNN International Commercial, added: “Tarek has done an outstanding job of building strong teams whose creativity and enterprise across Turner’s expanding Middle East portfolio have helped drive an overall growth trajectory in an increasingly important market.”