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Viacom’s James Currell leaves the company

Leaves after 18 years with the company

James Currell, Viacom’s president of operations in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, has left his role with immediate effect.

Currell had been with the company for 18 years, moving to his current position in 2017.

James Currell

David Lynn, CEO of Viacom International Media Networks will take over Viacom’s UK operations on an interim basis. He said in an internal email that the company plans to replace Currell.

“James has been integral to the extraordinary growth of our operations managed out of the UK in recent years, and Viacom owes him a huge debt of gratitude and thanks,” Lynn said. “He’s played a leading role in the acquisition and integration of Channel 5 and in the success our flagship pay brands have enjoyed in the UK, as well as the strengthening of our operations across Northern and Eastern Europe.”

Currell said: “I’ve had 18 fantastic years with Viacom and I’m proud to have played my part in the transformation of the operations we manage out of the UK. I’m confident my successor will be taking over a business that is very well placed to continue growing in all the major markets in which we operate.”