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Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette

President & Chief Executive Officer

ORGANISATION: Discovery Networks International

President and Chief Executive Officer Discovery Networks International

Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette is President & CEO of Discovery Networks International (DNI), a global leader in real-life entertainment with worldwide distribution in both television and emerging digital platforms.

Based in London, Perrette oversees and sets the strategy for all of Discovery’s business outside the United States. Discovery’s unrivalled global footprint includes an average of 10 channels across 220 countries and territories. Discovery has strengthened its presence in key markets through numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Eurosport, which led to the ground-breaking agreement with the International Olympic Committee, making Discovery and Eurosport the home of the Olympic Games across Europe as of 2017. Discovery continues to play a pioneering role as a true innovator across the media landscape by creating new storytelling genres and investing in technology.

Perrette joined Discovery in October 2011 as Chief Digital Officer; prior to that, he spent 11 years with NBCUniversal, most recently serving as President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution, in addition to playing a leadership role in developing Hulu. Before joining NBC in 2000, Perrette was a member of General Electric’s top leadership development programme based in London, and he also worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in London and Tokyo.

Perrette received his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, New York.


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