The new managerial appointments will be effective after the merger of Viacom and CBS into ViacomCBS, which is expected to close early December.
Viacom and CBS have announced the appointments of senior executives for the merged entity, ViacomCBS. Among the key roles announced, Alex Berkett, who is Senior VP, Corporate Development and Strategy at Viacom will become Executive VP, Corporate Development and Strategy at ViacomCBS. He will oversee acquisitions, partnerships, investments and joint ventures, across all of ViacomCBS’ businesses and geographies.
Jose Tolosa, Chief Transformation Officer at Viacom, will continue to oversee integration efforts for the combined company, with a focus on accelerating the evolution of its businesses.
Nancy Phillips will serve as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer. As the leader of ViacomCBS’ global human resources organisation, she will be responsible for driving the company’s human resources strategy. Previously, Phillips worked at Nielsen, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer.
Marva Smalls, Executive VP and global head of inclusion strategy at Viacom, will continue the same role at ViacomCBS. Additionally, Smalls will retain her public affairs responsibilities for Nickelodeon as executive vice president, public affairs, kids and family entertainment brands at ViacomCBS.
The new managerial appointments will be effective after the merger, which is expected to close early December.
The appointments aim to align key functions and operations to support ViacomCBS’ divisions and lines of business as the combined company pursues its differentiated growth strategy.
Commenting on the appointments, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will eventually take on the role of President and CEO at ViacomCBS said: “Our team of highly accomplished corporate leaders will draw on their deep experience and expertise to help drive ViacomCBS’ success. They will identify strategic opportunities to grow and transform our businesses and ensure that we are fostering a dynamic, inclusive culture where our employees are empowered to succeed.”