Ben Richardson / Viacom

Ben Richardson / Viacom

 
 
 

Ben Richardson is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand, a role he has held since February 2014.

Mr. Richardson is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of VIMN’s Australian and New Zealand business including linear and digital operations for all MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Spike-branded businesses and commercial partnerships, programme sales, consumer products, location-based experiences, and other ancillary businesses.

Mr. Richardson was promoted to his current role after serving as Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon Australia where he was credited with creating the award-winning SlimeFest, a kid and family friendly multiplatform music and entertainment event that has since been adapted in the United States, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Nickelodeon Australia, Mr. Richardson was the Vice President and General Manager for VIMN Korea, a role he assumed after success in a variety of content and creative roles within the company in India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.  Mr. Richardson first joined VIMN in 2005 as Content and Creative Director for Nickelodeon India after serving as Executive Producer for Channel [V].

Mr. Richardson is based at Viacom International Media Networks’ headquarters in Darlinghurst NSW and reports to Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director of VIMN Asia Pacific.


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