Thomas Gaissmaier Named Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for 21st Century Fox

New York, NY – February 10, 2017 – 21st Century Fox today named Thomas Gaissmaier to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position, he will work closely with senior management and human resources leaders across the business to help drive the ongoing transformation of the company and its people.

Mr. Gaissmaier starts on March 1 and will be based at the company’s New York headquarters.

He will report to Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch, who jointly commented:

“As we continue to shape the Company to take advantage of the opportunities ahead, transforming how we attract, retain, fully develop and align the talented and diverse people of 21CF is a huge priority. Thomas brings unique, global experience in all of these areas and fully understands the critical role they play in driving large-scale transformations. We’re confident he will be a great partner for us all as we move the business forward.” 

Commented Mr. Gaissmaier, “21CF is one of the world’s most exciting businesses, one whose success is built on a culture of empowering its people and creators to do their very best work.  I look forward to working with Lachlan, James and the leaders across the company so together we can ensure that our talent acquisition, retention, development and organizational efforts support the company’s growth objectives well into the future.”  

Mr. Gaissmaier joins 21CF from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he led the Human Resource practice in North America and was a member of the global leadership team of the People & Organization practice. In this role, he supported a number of large-scale transformations and integrations for companies in the media, consumer products and health care spaces.  In addition, he co-authored a report titled “Creating People Advantage,” among others.  Prior to his 16-year career at BCG, he was a television and radio news reporter and producer in his native Germany.

Mr. Gaissmaier has a Master’s of Political Science, Journalism and Law from the University of Hamburg, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

About 21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 22 million customers.


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