Shtruzman will leave the global production and distribution arm of Israeli Keshet Media Group at the end of 2022, with succession plans expected in due course.
Keshet International CEO Alon Shrtruzman will be leaving the company, following a decade in the role.
KI is the content production and distribution arm of Israel-based Keshet Media Group (KMG).
Shtruzman will leave at the end of 2022, having led the division since it was launched by Keshet Media Group in 2012. Under his watch that KI established a global distribution and production infrastructure that has seen its shows, including Suspicion, A Small Light and LA Brea, picked up by networks from HBO and BBC to Netflix and Disney+.
In 2012, KI opened the independent production company Keshet UK, with Keshet Studios being established in 2015 in Los Angeles.
Under Shtruzman’s leadership, KI expanded its international footprint through the acquisition of German production company Tresor in 2017 and UK production company incubator, investor and business accelerator Greenbird Media in 2018, through which the company produces hundreds of hours of content in the UK and in Europe.
Avi Nir, CEO of Keshet Media Group, said: “Probably for many years to come, there will be the talk around the campfire and on Zoom in London, Los Angeles, New York, Munich, and Tel Aviv about Alon Shtruzman’s 10 years at KI. Perhaps historians will rightly call it the ‘glorious decade.’ Keshet had a dream of a global Israeli content company – a realistic dream, which was based on the talent and ability of Israeli creators and the belief that this talent can reach anywhere in the world – and Alon is undoubtedly the dream maker who has created a one-of-a-kind world.”
Nir continued: “Today, KI is an international company in every way. And its content – Israeli, British, American, German and more – is broadcast all over the world. Wherever the company produces or co-produces, Keshet’s name and reputation proceed it as one of the most promising and creative companies in the global television landscape, and it optimistically looks forward to the future.
“I have had the privilege of accompanying Alon and the people of KI throughout the last decades and have seen up close how this dream has been realised with the help of his tireless leadership and faith. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Alon all over the globe, at all hours of the day and in all media, and experiencing his energy, humanity, and hopeless optimism. Thank you very much and good luck Alon.”
Shtruzman said: “The 10 years since KI was founded have been an amazing experience for me. So much has happened to our industry during this time and I’m beyond proud for how much KI has evolved and adapted during this last decade. I am grateful to Keshet and Avi Nir for their faith and support, to KI’s management and the entire team for conquering so many peaks and taking our content across the world, and to the buyers, producers and creators who were part of this exciting journey.”