VP will report to DeDe Lea

Viacom Thursday appointed Philip Jenner to the new position of VP of government relations – Europe. 

Jenner, who joins Viacom from Discovery Communications, will be based in London and report to DeDe Lea, Viacom’s executive VP of government relations.

 Jenner will establish Viacom’s lobbying presence in the U.K. and European Union. He will also be responsible for developing relationships with trade bodies and certain non-governmental organizations across Europe. 

Jenner joined Discovery in mid-2005, where he was director of international public policy and government affairs. 

Before that, he spent nearly 10 years at News Corp. satcaster BSkyB as a senior public affairs advisor where he assisted in the development and communication of BSkyB’s position on a variety of major U.K and EU policy issues. 

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