CNBC names new international head
KC Sullivan has been appointed president and managing director of CNBC International, effective May 8
Sullivan will report to CNBC’s global president and CEO, Mark Hoffman. He replaces Satpal Brainch, who is moving to become executive vice president and managing director of Universal Networks International.
“KC has in-depth knowledge of the CNBC global network from his prior roles and as a result has a deep understanding of the dynamics of the CNBC International business across territories,” said Hoffman in a statement. “I’m confident that he has the right blend of leadership and enterprise skills to continue to grow CNBC International and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Sullivan will lead the CNBC International business operations across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will be based in London.
He joined CNBC in August 2009 as senior vice president and chief financial officer responsible for leading the finance operation globally for CNBC. Prior to joining CNBC, Sullivan served as global supply chain finance manager for GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics based in London where he was responsible for financial leadership of more 20 manufacturing sites globally.
Sullivan joined GE’s corporate audit staff in 2002 where he was responsible for a wide range of financial, acquisition and compliance audits globally across GE, including NBCU in 2006. Sullivan began his career with GE as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP) in GE Plastics in Charlotte, N.C. and Pittsfield, Mass.
Since October 2012 he has been the CFO of the NBC News Group. Sullivan graduated with a bachelors degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross.
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