Filippa Wallestam appointed CEO of MTG Sweden

  • Filippa Wallestam takes over responsibility for TV3, TV6, TV8 and TV10 together with Viasat, Viafree and MTG’s radio business in Sweden
  • Appointed to develop MTG’s position as a fully integrated broadcasting, digital communication and content production company
  • Appointment effective 1 April 2018

MTG today announces Filippa Wallestam as the new CEO of MTG Sweden. Filippa has worked at the company since 2014 in a range of roles, most recently as Head of Nordic Entertainment Operations. As CEO of MTG Sweden, Filippa will continue to develop MTG’s position as a fully integrated broadcasting, digital communication and content production company. The appointment follows MTG’s announcement that the company will split into two separate businesses – MTG and Nordic Entertainment Group. Filippa will report to Anders Jensen, who will become President and CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group.

Filippa joined MTG in June 2014 as Head of Strategy for MTG’s free-TV and radio businesses in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. She previously worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in London and New York, and at Daily Mail General Trust, owner of Mail Online. 

Anders Jensen, EVP and CEO of MTG Nordic Entertainment: “I’m delighted that Filippa will become the new CEO of MTG Sweden and the future CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden. As Head of Nordic Entertainment Operations and a member of our Nordic leadership team, Filippa has played a vital role in MTG’s success story in the Nordic region. She has outstanding strategic abilities and knows our business like the back of her hand. Filippa is just the right person to continue developing MTG Sweden as the company continues its journey within Nordic Entertainment Group.”

“This appointment shows the career possibilities available at MTG. We always aim to recruit internally, and there’s no limit to how far talents with extraordinary track records like Filippa can go in the company.”

Filippa Wallestam, newly appointed CEO of MTG Sweden: “I’m extremely proud and excited about my new role. MTG’s Nordic business operates in one of the world’s most competitive markets, and we have repeatedly proven our ability to adapt and evolve where we today are a fully integrated media house within broadcasting, digital communication and content production. MTG’s capacity for continuous renewal and our entrepreneurial culture position us very well to continue growing and to reinforce our position. I look forward to guiding the company into the future as Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden together with the rest of our fantastic team.” 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

MTG’s Nordic Entertainment segment comprises the group’s entertainment businesses in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. These include free-TV channels, the pay-TV platform Viasat and commercial radio channels, along with the free video streaming service Viafree and the Nordic region’s leading subscription video streaming service Viaplay. MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) is a leading international digital entertainment group and we are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with the content that they love in as many ways as possible. Born in Sweden, our shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’).

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