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MP & Silva announces new CEO

Media rights management firm MP & Silva, which in May sold stakes to China Everbright and Beijing Baofeng Technology, has announced the appointment of a new global CEO.

MP & Silva CEO

Taking control of the company is Jochen Lösch as CEO.

The announcement:

Singapore (20 October 2016) – MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights distribution, digital and technology services, and sponsorship consultancy, has announced that the Board has appointed Jochen Lösch as CEO.

Jochen has almost 20 years’ experience in leading executive positions in the international sports industry. A qualified attorney, Jochen spent four years as Managing Director for Sportfive Americas, before becoming Sportfive’s Vice President TV Rights in 2005. Most recently he was President of International Business at Traffic Sports Marketing.

At MP & Silva, Jochen will be responsible for setting the company’s vision, values, and business strategy, as well as leading global client relationships. He will also be responsible for driving growth across MP & Silva’s business functions, including its media property rights portfolio, and digital, technology and sponsorship services.

MP & Silva owns, manages and distributes television and media rights to some of the most prestigious sports events around the world, with a portfolio that provides over 10,000 hours of programming annually to over 200 broadcasters in 215 countries. MP & Silva also provides complimentary sponsorship, digital and technology services.

Welcoming the appointment, Larry Feng, Chairman of MP & Silva said: 

“This is a tremendous appointment for MP & Silva. Jochen Lösch is a man who instinctively understands how to help drive growth and manage successful businesses. His experience of building strong international profiles for sports properties will be a huge asset to the company, our partners and our customers. This appointment is a fantastic reflection of MP & Silva’s current success, as well as the company’s future growth potential.”

Jochen Lösch said:

“I am delighted to join MP & Silva as CEO. After having spoken to the Board about their ambitions, it is clear that this is an exciting time to be joining MP & Silva, a time of rapid growth and increasing international success. The company has an incomparable sales network of global sports media rights, and an invaluable reputation within the industry. I look forward to working with the excellent team already in place, and helping to build upon these successful foundations.”

Source: press release

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