05.08.2019

BTI Studios Announces Global Leadership Team

Today BTI Studios announced its new global leadership team structure including 4 new appointments in global leadership roles.

BTI Studios will be organized into 4 regions: The Americas, NUK (Northern Europe and UK), FIGS (France, Italy, Germany and Spain) and APAC.

The Americas is led by Chris Carey, adding to his global revenue responsibilities as CRO.

Maria Słomkowska is appointed Regional Managing Director for NUK (Northern Europe and UK), encompassing the Nordic and CEE territories along with the UK. Maria brings 20 years of industry experience, the last 7 at BTI, where she has delivered exceptional results as leader of their Polish team and latterly as MD of CEE.

Martina Berninger is appointed Regional Managing Director for FIGS (France, Italy, Germany and Spain). Martina too has 20 years in the European audio-visual industry, starting her career at RTL Group and RTL Television before moving to the production side. Martina held various senior positions at Fremantle where she led production operations across Southern Europe. Martina joined Berliner Synchron in 2017, which became part of the BTI Group in December last year.

YC Sun will continue as Regional Managing Director for APAC. YC has led BTI Asia since joining in 2017. He has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having held senior operational positions across the Disney Group.

BTI also announced 2 specialist appointments to the leadership team. Anders Krogsgaard is appointed as Global Director of Dubbing. Anders entered the dubbing industry in 2005 and has held positions across QC, technical and project management departments. Latterly, he has served as Managing Director of BTI Nordic Dubbing since 2018.

Katherine Hodkinson is appointed as Global Director of Subtitling. Katherine has deep production skills, experiencing pretty much every role in the subtitling workflow since joining BTI in 2005, most recently serving as Director of Subtitling Operations (Northern Europe).

All appointments take place with immediate effect.

BTI also announced that Björn Lifvergren will formally leave the BTI Board of Directors. Shaun Gregory, BTI’s CEO, commented “This is a natural point for Björn to step down from the Board of Directors. He has done a tremendous job in building BTI from a small Swedish subtitling company into a leading media localizer with 25 facilities around the world. Our new Global Leadership Team will be focused on driving global standards across all our local facilities, focusing on security, quality and efficiency. We’re committed to offering a 24/7 gold standard service to our customers, ensuring that BTI is continuously improving its offer through M&A, partnerships and investment in technology. I would like to thank Björn for his years at BTI and wish him all the best for the future. He will always be part of the BTI family and remains a shareholder.”

About BTI Studios

BTI Studios is the world’s fastest growing localization company providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 25 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. BTI Studios’ clients are broadcasters, such as BBC Worldwide, Discovery Networks and Turner; major film studios such as NBC Universal, Warner, Disney and Fox; and OTT Platforms, such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.

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