JB Perrette
United States
2018

Discovery Networks International

JB
Perrette

President / CEO

Since joining Discovery as chief digital officer in 2011, Perrette has been instrumental in growing its business outside the U.S., which encompasses channels in more than 220 countries, giving it one of the largest international footprints of any American major. Under his leadership, Discovery bought the Eurosport network and sealed a groundbreaking deal with the International Olympic Committee, making Discovery and Eurosport the home of the Olympics across Europe starting in 2017. Perrette also steers the operations of Discovery’s Eurosport TV and SVOD services and will be in charge of more direct-to-consumer products across international markets, as Discovery pushes deeper into streaming following its 2018 acquisition of Scripps Networks’ media properties.

Career

  • Discovery Networks International
  • NBCUniversal
  • General Electric

Education

  • Hamilton College (NY, USA)

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Discovery Finds Gender Pay Gap of 13% for Salaries, 49% for Bonuses at Its Largest U.K. Unit

Discovery Finds Gender Pay Gap of 13% for Salaries, 49% for Bonuses at Its Largest U.K. Unit

Media giant Discovery has reported that male employees earn 13.5% more on average than female staff at its largest operating unit in the U.K. The proportion of men and women receiving bonus payments is almost the same – 88% of women and 87.8% for men – but the size of those bonuses is 49% larger for men on average, Discovery said.The numbers are the latest to be issued by a major media company in the U.K. under a law requiring all...

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