International content services and processing company ODMedia announced today that Chris Licher has been named Chief Financial Officer. Licher, a senior executive who brings more than 30 years of experience within the financial world to ODMedia, will be based in the company’s Dutch office.
With a rich entertainment history at, among others, Endemol Shine Group, Warner Bros. International and EMG (United) Chris is a tremendous asset to ODMedia’s growing international and global aspirations.
Within the role of Chief Financial Officer, Chris will be able to apply his leadership, social commitment, and drive for results across all levels. He will use his experience to further structure and expand the already strong foundation of ODMedia.
In addition to entertainment, Chris is also socially involved and fulfills various board positions within the sports world. He is actively involved in the sustainable energy issue for the current and especially the next generations.
It is this passion for finance, entertainment and sustainability that makes Chris and ODMedia a great match in which many great steps will undoubtedly be made towards the future.
“ODMedia is growing at a rapid pace. We need someone like Chris to help us take the next steps that fit our global expansion strategy. ” said William Linders, CCO of ODMedia.
“William and Sjef’s drive, in combination with what ODMedia stands for, makes it the ideal challenge for me,” added Chris Licher, CFO ODMedia.
Established in 2004 by Sjef Pijnenburg, ODMedia has strategic partnerships with all the global OTT platforms and has been awarded ‘preferred partner’ status by iTunes and is a Netflix Preferred Fulfilment Partner, recognising its ability to provide one of the lowest redelivery rates in Europe. In addition to offering the full range of technical-delivery services, ODMedia acts as an aggregator for the major platforms, providing digital-rights management, monetisation, target audience development and cross-promotion. It also manages linear and non-linear channel playout for TVOD/EST, SVOD, SVOD channels, AVOD and FAST channels