LONDON (Reuters) – Data analytics company Kantar has appointed Ian Griffiths as its new chief financial officer, bringing the former senior ITV executive to the group as it begins life under new owner Bain Capital.
Griffiths, who spent 10 years at ITV and previously worked for publisher Emap, will join Kantar on Jan. 16, replacing Robert Bowtell who had been in the role since 2001.
During his time at ITV, Britain’s biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, Griffiths helped to reduce the company’s reliance on volatile advertising revenue by building its online and production business, during a tough decade for the industry.
The announcement comes at a turning point for Kantar: in December private equity group Bain completed its purchase of a 60% stake in the group, while former owner WPP retained the rest.
Long-time chief executive, Eric Salama, also said in December that he would step down during 2020. He told the Financial Times this was a personal decision after he was …
Source news reuters.com, click here to read the full news.