Having assumed the CFO role in January 2015, Shibata oversees financial performance and strategic analysis for NBCU’s portfolio. Financial planning and business development for all of the group’s businesses fall under her purview, as well as the push for the networks’ and studios’ massive increase in original content and straight-to-series productions that reduce long-term costs. She was integral in the internal reorg that centralized cross-portfolio functions within the company. On the topic of gender equality in cable, Shibata says female influence “is pervasive on multiple levels of these businesses. I consider myself particularly lucky and proud to be part of a business that has a near equal ratio of male to female employees and includes so many talented women executives among its leadership.”

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