Paramount Global keeps building its international team under Pam Kaufman, President and CEO of International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences for Paramount, now with a trio of promotions for Katherine Liu, Janice Gatti and Talia Robinson.
Previously EVP of Strategy and Operations for International Streaming at Paramount, Katherine Liu was responsible for developing and executing a strategic and operational vision for the international growth of the company’s streaming footprint across five continents. She will now serve as EVP and COO at Paramount International Markets.
In her new role, based in New York and reporting into Kaufman and Naveen Chopra, CFO of Paramount Global, Liu will focus on the growth of Paramount’s hybrid operating model and the creation of strategic value across businesses in direct-to-consumer and TV media, including streaming services Paramount+ and Pluto TV, pay TV networks and broadcast free-to-air.
In her previous role of SVP of Communications for Paramount International Networks, Studios and Streaming, Janice Gatti led initiatives including the communications strategy for the international expansion of Paramount+ in the UK, Ireland, and Italy, and the MTV EMA Generation Change campaign, which in 2021 focused on LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary and globally. She will now serve as EVP and Head of Communications at Paramount International Markets.
Also based in New York and reporting into Kaufman and to Justin Dini, EVP and Head of Corporate Communications at Paramount Global, Gatti will oversee all internal and external communications and publicity for Paramount’s international networks and its multi-platform portfolio outside the United States. This includes Paramount+ and Pluto TV, free-to-air broadcasters, and brands including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based Talia Robinson, in her newly expanded role of EVP of Human Resources, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Paramount Consumer Products and Experiences and Paramount International Markets, will report into Kaufman, and will continue to report to Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Paramount Kids and Family; and to Nancy Phillips, EVP and Chief People Officer at Paramount Global.
Robinson will focus on the design, development and delivery of effective HR strategies as Paramount adopts a global operating model. Robinson’s expertise in talent acquisition and management led to the transformation and expansion of Nickelodeon Studios, including the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, and shaped the global rollout of the company’s studios and production HR function.
“Katherine, Janice, and Talia are talented, strategic leaders who, by working closely with our global and regional teams, will be instrumental in accelerating our performance and furthering a powerful, inspiring culture that contributes to Paramount’s growth. With decades of combined experience at the company, I am confident they will further align our team around our common mission, vision, and values as we strategically drive our business and culture forward,” Kaufman commented.