Priya Dogra, Warner Bos. Discovery’s President & Managing Director for EMEA, is to leave the company later this year.

Dogra was appointed to the role in April 2022 after the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery. She previously held a similar role for WarnerMedia.

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Priya Dogra to leave Warmer Bros. Discovery

News of her departure was announced to staff by Warner Bros. Discovery President of International Gerhard Zeiler who said: “As we continue to evolve our company in response to significant changes in our industry, Priya Dogra and I have mutually agreed that she will leave WBD later this year.”

Zeiler added: “I appreciate this news will come as a surprise to many, especially because Priya has been a key partner to me and has been instrumental in many important developments at our company during her tenure. Priya is a hugely popular leader and is familiar to many of you, having been with us for nearly 14 years, during which time she has made a significant and lasting impact.”

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Dogra has held roles at the company including Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Time Warner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for WarnerMedia.

Zeiler said that Warner Bros. Discovery’s EMEA leadership team will report directly to him.

This includes Andrew Georgiou who was last week named as the head of Warner Bros. Discovery’s media business in the UK and Ireland. He also retains his position as President and Managing Director of WBD Sports Europe, which operates both Eurosport across Europe and TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland.

The appointment sees Georgiou helm the company in the region with multiple TV channel brands including Discovery, TLC, Quest, Quest Red, Really, Cartoon Network, Eurosport and the newly launched TNT Sports as well as WBD’s streaming service discovery+. He also has responsibility for consumer products, home entertainment and will support the local Warner Bros. theatrical business.

Georgiou joined the company in 2019 as President of Eurosport, arriving from Lagardère Sports and Entertainment where he was the CEO.

Zeiler said: “Andrew has excelled at the business, being both commercially savvy and able to get things done. As we enter another important period during these transformative times for our broader business, I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Andrew to shape our path and best position our company for continued and longer-term success.”

Georgiou said: “It’s an honour to be asked to take on the UK and Ireland with such a proven and seasoned leadership team. My expanded role in many ways mirrors the ambition of the company - to combine and grow our entertainment and sports offering together across our TV networks and streaming businesses. With TNT Sports now live on all linear platforms and discovery+, the streaming home of TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland, and the football and rugby seasons kicking-off there could not be a better time to get started.”

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