NEW YORK, LONDON, SINGAPORE, 25 April 2013 - CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that KC Sullivan has been appointed President & Managing Director, CNBC International, effective 8 May 2013. Sullivan will report to CNBC's global President & CEO, Mark Hoffman. He replaces Satpal Brainch, who is moving to become EVP & Managing Director, Universal Networks International.
Sullivan will lead the CNBC International business operations across Asia Pacific,Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will be based in London.
He joined CNBC in August 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for leading the finance operation globally for CNBC. Prior to joining CNBC, Sullivan served as Global Supply Chain Finance Manager for GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics based in London where he was responsible for financial leadership of more 20 manufacturing sites globally.
Sullivan joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff in 2002 where he was responsible for a wide range of financial, acquisition and compliance audits globally across GE,including NBCU in 2006. Sullivan began his career with GE as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP) in GE Plastics in Charlotte, NC & Pittsfield, MA.
Since October 2012 he has been the CFO of the NBC News Group. Sullivan graduated with a Bachelors degree in History from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,MA.
Mark Hoffman, President, CNBC says: "KC has in-depth knowledge of the CNBC global network from his prior roles and as a result has a deep understanding of the dynamics of the CNBC International business across territories. I'm confident that he has the right blend of leadership and enterprise skills to continue to grow CNBC International and I look forward to working with him in his new role."
Sullivan says: "There has never been a more important time to be joining the international business news network as we continue to build our business across traditional and emerging markets. I look forward to working with the team to take the business forward."
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 390 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.
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