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Central European Media Enterprises Ltd (CETV.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Billock

66 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Del Nin

44 2013 Co-Chief Executive Officer

Christoph Mainusch

52 2013 Co-Chief Executive Officer

David Sturgeon

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Penn

49 2010 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Kobal

2013 Head of Investor Relations

Paul Cappuccio

54 2009 Director

Iris Knobloch

52 2014 Director

Douglas Shapiro

46 2014 Director

Gerhard Zeiler

60 2014 Director

Charles Frank

77 2010 Independent Director

Alfred Langer

64 2000 Independent Director

Bruce Maggin

72 2002 Independent Director

Parm Sandhu

2009 Independent Director

Kelli Turner

44 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Billock

Mr. John K. Billock has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. since April 15, 2014. Mr. Billock is a member of the Board of Advisors of Simulmedia, Inc. He served as a Director of TRA Inc. and TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and as a Director of Juniper Content Corporation from January 2007 to December 2008. From October 2001 until July 2005, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC. Before joining Time Warner Cable, Mr. Billock was with Home Box Office from 1978 to 2001 and served as President of its US Network Group from 1997 to 2001 and President of Sales and Marketing from 1995 to 1997. Before joining HBO, Mr. Billock was a product manager with Colgate Palmolive Company.

Michael Del Nin

Mr. Michael Del Nin has been Co-Chief Executive Officer at Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since September 16, 2013. From October 2009 until September 15, 2013 he was a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Del Nin was the Senior Vice President of International and Corporate Strategy at Time Warner Inc. from April 2008 until September 2013, in which capacity he helped drive Time Warner Inc.’s global strategy and business development initiatives, with a particular focus on international operations and investments. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Del Nin was the Senior Vice President responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Time Warner Inc., Mr. Del Nin was Senior Vice President, Business Development, at New Line Cinema. In that role Mr. Del Nin analyzed the economics of the studio’s film and television projects while helping to develop and implement New Line Cinema’s long-term business plan. Prior to joining New Line Cinema, Mr. Del Nin was an investment banker focused on the media industry at Salomon Smith Barney in New York.

Christoph Mainusch

Mr. Christoph Mainusch has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since September 16, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he was an advisor to the President of Turner Broadcasting International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., where he consulted on various projects from April 2013 until September 2013. From March to December 2012, Mr. Mainusch was a member of the Operational Management Committee of the RTL Group, a European entertainment network. From September 2009 to February 2012, Mr. Mainusch served as Chief Executive Officer of the Alpha Media Group in Greece, a terrestrial broadcast company partly owned by the RTL Group. Mr. Mainusch served as Chief Executive Officer of RTL Televizija in Croatia from 2004 to 2009. From 1996 until 2004, Mr. Mainusch served as Chief Executive Officer of ACS Media GmbH. Mr. Mainusch started his career as a freelancer for the public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk in 1987, followed by several positions at commercial broadcasters SAT.1, Tele 5, and RTL 2.

David Sturgeon

Mr. David Sturgeon has been Chief Financial Officer of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since June 5, 2014. Mr. Sturgeon sits on the Board of Directors of the main operating subsidiaries and prior to 2013 also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s broadcasting and new media divisions. Mr. Sturgeon joined the Company as Group Financial Controller in 2005, prior to which he was with Equant N.V., from 2002. From 1990 to 2002, Mr. Sturgeon was a member of Arthur Andersen’s Technology, Media and Communications practice, advising clients primarily in the areas of financial reporting and control, corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Mr. Sturgeon graduated from Oxford University with an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and is a Chartered Accountant.

Daniel Penn

Mr. Daniel Penn has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since February 2010. He joined the Company in 2002 and has served as General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2004. Prior to joining the Company, he served as General Counsel and Head of Developments/Business Affairs in an Internet publishing business and in a multinational telecommunications company. He began his career in private practice with Mayer Brown, where he worked in their offices in New York, London and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Mr. Penn graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Certificate of Achievement in Russian Studies. He received a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review.

Mark Kobal

Mr. Mark Kobal has been Head of Investor Relations at Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since July 24, 2013. Mr. Kobal previously served the Company as the Director of External Reporting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kobal worked for KPMG in Central and Eastern Europe based in Prague, and in the United States based in Denver, Colorado.

Paul Cappuccio

Mr. Paul T. Cappuccio has been an Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since October 2009. Mr. Cappuccio has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Time Warner Inc. since January 2001, in which capacity he oversees the worldwide management of Time Warner Inc.'s legal functions, collaborating with all of its operating businesses. From August 1999 until January 2001, Mr. Cappuccio was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at America Online. Before joining AOL, Mr. Cappuccio was a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis, one of the world's premier litigation and transactional law firms, where he specialized in telecommunications law, appellate litigation and negotiation with government agencies. From 1991 until 1993, Mr. Cappuccio was Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, where he advised Attorney General William P. Barr on matters relating to judicial selection, civil litigation, antitrust and civil rights. Prior to his service at the Justice Department, Mr. Cappuccio served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States and as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Cicuit in Pasadena, California.

Iris Knobloch

Ms. Iris Knobloch has been Director at Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since April 15, 2014. She has served as President of Warner Bros. France S.A. since 2006, in which capacity she oversees all of Warner Bros.’ business in France, including theatrical production and distribution, television distribution, home video, games, consumer products, online and emerging distribution technologies as well as Warner Bros.’ Home Entertainment business in the Benelux. She is also an independent director of Accor S.A. From 2001 to 2006, she served as Senior Vice President of International Relations of Time Warner Inc. From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Knobloch was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Warner Home Video’s European management team in London, Los Angeles and Paris. Prior to that, Ms. Knobloch practiced law with Norr, Stiefenhofer & Lutz and O’Melveny & Myers, where she provided strategic counsel on international transactions to major U.S. and European media and entertainment clients.

Douglas Shapiro

Mr. Douglas S. Shapiro has been Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since April 15, 2014. Mr. Shapiro has been Senior Vice President of International and Corporate Strategy at Time Warner Inc. since September 2013. From 2008 to September 2013, he ran the Time Warner Investor Relations group. Before joining Time Warner, from 1999 to 2007, Mr. Shapiro was the senior analyst covering the cable and satellite TV and media conglomerate sectors at Banc of America Securities and was the head of the Media and Telecommunications research team. Prior to that, he was the senior analyst covering the cable and satellite communications sectors at Deutsche Banc Securities. Early in his career, he also served as an economic consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick and as an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Gerhard Zeiler

Mr. Gerhard Zeiler has been Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since April 15, 2014. Mr. Zeiler has served as President of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner affiliate. He has been non-executive chairman of GAGFAH S.A., one of the largest residential property companies listed in Germany, since March 2014. Prior to joining Turner Broadcasting, he was Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group from 2003 to 2012 and a member of the executive board of international media group Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Zeiler was Chief Executive Officer of RTL Television from 1998 to 2005 and Chief Executive Officer of ORF, the Austrian broadcasting corporation, from 1994 until 1998. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of RTL II from 1992 to 1994, Chief Executive Officer of Tele 5 from 1991 to 1992, and Secretary General of ORF from 1986 to 1990. He started his career as a journalist and later spokesman for two Austrian Chancellors.

Charles Frank

Mr. Charles R. Frank, Jr., has been an Independent Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since March 16, 2010. From July 2009 through February 2010, Mr. Frank served as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Frank currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Sigma-Bleyzer Growth Fund IV. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Frank was First Vice President and twice acting President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which makes debt and equity investments in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Frank was a Managing Director of the Structured Finance Group at GE Capital and a Vice President of GE Capital Services. Mr. Frank served as Chief Executive Officer of Frank and Company from 1987 to 1988, and Vice President of Salomon Brothers from 1978 until 1987. Mr. Frank has held senior academic and government positions, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University.

Alfred Langer

Mr. Alfred W. Langer has been an Independent Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since 2000. Mr. Langer currently serves as a consultant to a number of privately held companies, primarily in Germany, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, structured financing and organizational matters. From July 2001 until June 2002, Mr. Langer served as Chief Financial Officer of Solvadis AG, a German based chemical distribution and trading company. From October 1999 until May 2001, Mr. Langer served as Treasurer of Celanese AG, a German listed chemical company. From June 1997 until October 1999, Mr. Langer served as Chief Financial Officer of Celanese Corp., a U.S. chemical company. From October 1994 until July 1997, Mr. Langer served as Chief Executive Officer of Hoechst Trevira GmbH, a producer of synthetic fibers. From 1988 until September 1994, Mr. Langer served as a member of the Board of Management of Hoechst Holland N.V., a regional production and distribution company.

Bruce Maggin

Mr. Bruce Maggin has been an Independent Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since September 26, 2002. Mr. Maggin has served, since its inception, as Managing Partner and Principal of the H.A.M Media Group, LLC, an international investment and advisory firm he founded in 1997 that specializes in the entertainment and communications industries. Until 2009, he also served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Media and Entertainment Holdings, Inc. and was a Director of the company from 2005 until 2007. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Maggin served as Chief Executive Officer of TDN Media, Inc., a joint venture between Thomson Multimedia, NBC Television and Gemstar-TV Guide International that sold advertising on proprietary interactive television platforms. Prior to that, Mr. Maggin had a long career with Capital Cities/ABC serving in a variety of financial and operational roles culminating as Head of the Multimedia Group, one of the company’s five operating divisions. He also represented Capital Cities/ABC on the Board of Directors of several companies, including ESPN, Lifetime Cable Television and In-Store Advertising, among others. Mr. Maggin has been a Director of PVH Corp. since 1987 and Chairman of its Audit Committee since 1997. Mr. Maggin is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College

Parm Sandhu

Mr. Parm Sandhu has been an Independent Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since September 15, 2009. Mr. Sandhu is a non-executive director of Eircom, Ireland’s incumbent telecoms service provider and Chairman of Merapar, an early stage European media and technology investment fund and advisory firm. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Unitymedia, Europe’s third largest cable operator, from 2003 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Sandhu was a Finance Director with Liberty Media International, where he pursued numerous strategic acquisitions, and held a number of senior finance and strategy positions during his six years with Telewest Communications plc. Before entering the technology, media and telecommunications sector, Mr. Sandhu worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Kelli Turner

Ms. Kelli Turner has been an Independent Director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., since May 2011. She is EVP, Corporate Development and CFO at SESAC, INC., a music rights licensing company. She is also general partner of RSL Venture Partners, a venture capital fund whose principal investor is Ronald Lauder. She was previously President and Chief Financial Officer of RSL Management Corporation from February 2011 to April 2012. Ms. Turner previously was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (“MSLO”), a diversified media and merchandising company, from 2009 to 2011, where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, while working closely with the executive team in shaping MSLO’s business strategy and capital allocation process. She also had oversight responsibility for financial planning, treasury, financial compliance and reporting, and investor relations, as well as key administrative functions. A lawyer and a registered CPA with significant experience in the media industry, Ms. Turner joined MSLO in 2009 from Time Warner Inc., where she held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations in the Office of the Chairman and CEO. Prior to that, she served as SVP, Business Development for New Line Cinema from 2006 to 2007 after having served as Time Warner Inc.’s Vice President, Investor Relations from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Turner worked in investment banking for many years with positions at Allen & Company and Salomon Smith Barney prior to joining Time Warner Inc. Early in her career, she also gained tax and audit experience as a CPA at Ernst & Young, LLP.