Exec takes helm at commercial TV player

Veteran European media executive Michel Delloye has been tapped president and chief executive officer of Central European Media Enterprises, a leading commercial TV player in Central and Eastern Europe.

Delloye succeeds Leonard Fertig, who is leaving CME to pursue other business opportunities. Fertig has agreed to remain a consultant to the company.

Delloye, 41, is the former managing director of CLT Multimedia (now CLT/UFA), the Luxembourg-based media conglom that owns and operates TV, radio and production companies in several major European territories.Commenting on the appointment, Ronald Lauder, chairman and founder of CME, said: “With his extensive knowledge of the European media business and strong financial background, Michel is the perfect leader for CME as it prepares to enter the next phase of its development.”

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