ESPN International appoints digital media VP
Global - ESPN International has appointed Arne Rees (pictured) as vice president for international digital media to lead its global digital growth strategy and work closely with regional offices.
Rees joined ESPN International in 2006 as vice-president of international development before moving to ESPN in 2009. At ESPN, he worked as vice-president and assistant to the president, a role specifically created to add a direct support to the president and covering a range of projects that required management or strategic guidance.
Prior to joining ESPN, Rees was head of strategy and business development for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and was an investment consultant at UBS Capital.
Rees will be based in New York and will report to Russell Wolff, executive vice-president and managing director of ESPN International.
"Digital properties throughout ESPN's international businesses continue to be a major priority and are key to our future growth," Wolff said.
"Our efforts online, with mobile devices and our vibrant broadband products all have significant momentum, and we will benefit from Arne's digital, business development, and sports experience."
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