Yahoo Hires Former Disney & Endemol Exec Tom Toumazis

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Tom ToumazisYahoo has hired former Disney and Endemol executive Tom Toumazis.

The veteran exec has joined the internet giant as Head of Partnerships for EMEA and will report to Dawn Airey, Yahoo’s Senior Vice-President for EMEA.

In his new role, which Yahoo said he would take up immediately, Tomazis will have oversight of the company’s partnership efforts, working closely with the Global Partnerships, Sales, Media and Ad Technology teams.

A 30 year industry veteran, Tom Toumazis previously served as Executive Vice President & Managing Director for Disney, where he was responsible for  programme and channel distribution across EMEA and Canada. After Disney he joined Endemol as Chief Commercial Officer, before seguing to Mecom Group as CEO.

“I am delighted to be joining Yahoo at such an exciting time for the company and working with Dawn, her leadership team as well as the Global Partnerships team”, Toumazis said. “Building greater long term partnerships is an important part of the Yahoo business in the region and I am relishing the opportunity to lead this part of the business.”

While Dawn Airey, Yahoo’s Senior Vice-President for EMEA added: “Tom brings to Yahoo exceptional senior commercial and leadership skills combined with a wealth of experience, spanning 30 years, from across media, entertainment and publishing industries. Tom is incredibly well placed to drive, deliver and develop key partnerships across the EMEA region and further strengthen our long term partnerships as we continue to deliver on our mobile first approach. I’m delighted to have him on board and look forward to working together to power partnerships across EMEA.”