Viacom bumps Bakish to sr. VP

Veep to help plan overall strategy, technology

Robert M. Bakish has been promoted to senior VP of planning, development and technology at Viacom Inc.

Bakish reports to deputy chairman Thomas E. Dooley and works with the Viacom senior management team on advancing the company’s overall strategy. In addition, he manages Viacom’s corporate planning and development group, which evaluates new business opportunities and supports major acquisition and divestiture initiatives.

Before joining Viacom last year as VP for business planning and development, Bakish, 34, was a partner with Booze Allen & Hamilton in its media and entertainment practice.

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