Bob Bakish, Viacom

Years in Industry: 22

Education: BS, MBA, Columbia University

The former president and CEO of Viacom proved integral to combining the group with CBS and was appointed head of the new joint company in December 2019. Under Bakish, ViacomCBS has continued to expand its streaming offerings, launching Pluto TV in Latin America and introducing BET+. CBS All Access will undergo significant expansion, incorporating the combined company’s cable brands and library. The company also has forged new distribution deals, including the addition of 14 networks on YouTube TV. Paramount returned to full-year profitability for the first time in four years, and the company’s Advanced Marketing Solutions grew revenue by 76% for the full year.

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