Exec previously spent 15 years at HBO's HR department

On the heels of Adrienne Gary’s departure as senior veep of worldwide human resources (Daily Variety, Aug. 21), Warner Bros. has tapped Time Warner exec Akihiko (Kiko) Washington as Gary’s replacement.

Washington, who served as VP of human resources planning and international human resources management for WB’s parent company, will manage all of the company’s human resources departments worldwide. He will also work closely with Time Warner People Development to create a career development initiative across all Time Warner divisions.

“A company’s employees are its most valuable asset,” Warner’s executive veepee of administrations and studio operations Gary Credle said Tuesday upon making the announcement. “Having an immensely qualified executive such as Kiko helps to ensure that we will continue to attract and retain the very best,” he added.

Prior to joining Time Warner, Washington spent 15 years in HR at HBO.

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