Robert M. Bakish
Robert M. Bakish is President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. In this role, Mr. Bakish oversees Viacom's Media Networks properties outside the United States, including MTV Networks International, BET Networks' international channels and non-premium Paramount branded networks. Mr. Bakish is also Chairman of the Board of Viacom 18 (Viacom's Indian joint venture which operates the Colors Television Network as well as MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon) and serves on the boards of Viacom's joint ventures with BSkyB and Telecom Italia Media.
Previously, Mr. Bakish was President of MTV Networks International where he had P&L and management responsibility for MTV Networks International overseeing all MTV Networks operations outside of the United States. MTV Networks is a premier creator of multimedia entertainment with content that spans kids, music and general entertainment. Prior to that, Mr. Bakish was Executive Vice President, Operations, of Viacom Enterprises, responsible for Viacom's strategic planning and business development, the Viacom Plus Sales Group, IS&T as well as the Famous Music publishing company. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks Advertising Sales and was Chairman of the Cable Television Advertising Bureau. During this period, Mr. Bakish also had responsibility for MTV Networks' strategy and business development. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Mr. Bakish was Senior Vice President, Planning, Development and Technology at Viacom Inc. Before joining Viacom, Mr. Bakish was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice.
Mr. Bakish received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Business in 1989 and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1985.