Cris Abrego
Stewart Cook for Variety
United States
2021

Banijay Group

Cris
Abrego

Chairman, Americas / President & CEO, Endemol Shine Holdings

One of the industry’s highest-ranking Latine C-suite execs, Abrego has been through a series of corporate mergers and restructurings and remains head of Banijay’s North American and Latin American operations. He has moved to revamp development operations on the West Coast to include English- and Spanish-language content. Banijay’s purchase of Endemol Shine should quiet any uncertainty around the company and Abrego’s status. Now the reality-­TV vet’s challenge is to use Banijay’s vault and resources to develop new franchises for two huge markets: the U.S. and Latin America. He recently struck a deal with producer Marie Leguizamo, sister of comedian John Leguizamo, to lead an unscripted production studio in Mexico. In December 2020 he was elected chair of the Television Academy Foundation.

Career

  • Banijay Group
  • Television Academy
  • Endemol Shine North America

Education

  • California State University–Fullerton (CA, USA)

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Banijay Americas Chairman Cris Abrego Sets Communications Team, Promotes Joe Schlosser and Jaycee Medina

Banijay Americas Chairman Cris Abrego Sets Communications Team, Promotes Joe Schlosser and Jaycee Medina

Banijay Americas has promoted Joe Schlosser to executive vice president, communications, as chairman Cris Abrego finalized his communications team on Thursday. As part of the announcement, Jaycee Medina has been upped to vice president, communications and marketing, while Abbey Maloney was promoted to publicist, Banijay Americas. The moves were announced by Abrego, whose full title is chairman of the Americas, Banijay and president and CEO, Endemol Shine Holdings.All three are based in the company’s North Hollywood headquarters and work closely...

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