21st Century Fox Expands its Human Resources Group with Senior Appointments

Carsten von der Linden Joins 21CF as SVP of Talent Management -- Julie Franke Elevated to SVP of Employer Brand and Strategic Talent Acquisition

New York, NY – July 19, 2017 – 21st Century Fox today announced it has added two executives to new roles in its global Human Resources group with the promotion of Julie Franke to Senior Vice President of Employer Brand and Strategic Talent Acquisition, and the appointment of Carsten von der Linden to Senior Vice President of Talent Management. 

Mr. von der Linden, who joins 21CF’s HR group from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Ms. Franke from Fox Entertainment Group, both report to Thomas Gaissmaier, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for 21CF, and will be based in Los Angeles. 

“We are first and foremost a people business. Our focus on attracting, retaining and developing talented people across our organization is guided by a shared set of priorities that together aim to transform how we support our businesses," said Mr. Gaissmaier. “Julie and Carsten are accomplished and forward-looking executives who bring to 21CF's HR practice deep and complementary experiences and expertise that will drive us forward as we build a people business for the future."

During a 10-year tenure at BCG, Mr. von der Linden served as a Principal based in Munich and Boston and helped establish BCG’s HR practice globally as an industry leader. He has deep expertise in large HR transformations, HR operating models, talent management, leadership development, digital HR and many other HR topics. In addition, Mr. von der Linden has authored numerous reports focusing on HR, for instance the “Creating People Advantage” series or “Decoding Global Talent”.

Ms. Franke most recently served as Vice President, Talent Acquisition Operations for Fox Entertainment Group, since 2011.  In this role, she led recruiting and onboarding for 21CF’s Los Angeles-based film, television and sports businesses. Prior to that, she held a number of senior recruiting roles for clients in the biotech and banking sectors. 

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 per cent. ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds approximately 39.1 per cent. of the issued shares of Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 22 million customers across five countries.  For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.

Nathaniel Brown