Giorgio Stock has been poached from Disney by Turner Broadcast and will run the company’s business in the EMEA region.
Stock will join the Time Warner-backed company in April as president of Turner Broadcasting System EMEA.
He will run all of Turner’s entertainment and kids networks in Europe, Middle East and Africa and oversee the distribution of news channel CNN in the region. He will also manage all licensing and merchandising activity in EMEA region.
Stock was at Disney for 15 years, most recently as executive VP and GM, Disney Consumer Products, Publishing and Retail, EMEA. He also headed up the company’s content creation divisions. Prior to these roles he was senior VP & MD of Disney Channels Italy.