Wim Ponnet

Group Director of Strategy & Comm. Dev., Endemol Shine Group

Wim joined Endemol Shine Group from Yahoo EMEA where he was Senior Director, Strategy & Operations since 2011, overseeing the company’s strategic planning and business development across the region. This has included identifying and pursuing opportunities for M&A, commercial partnerships and expansion into new markets, whilst evaluating and exploiting trends in the marketplace.

Wim’s previous roles have included a number of senior positions at Coca Cola, including managing projects and planning across host cities and venues for UEFA Euro 2008 and overseeing a portfolio of national and international accounts.
As Group Director of Strategy & Commercial Development Wim is responsible for defining and implementing Endemol Shine Group’s global strategy, working closely with the company’s local leaders and partners around the world and reporting directly to CEO Sophie Turner Laing. This includes identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, including acquisitions and expansion into new markets, whilst tracking and leveraging market trends as well as driving the groups digital endeavours.
His remit includes overseeing the Group’s commercial, M&A, Endemol Beyond and research teams.