Ibarra leaves Sky and goes to head of Engineering

Maximo Ibarra lascia Sky. A news that comes as a surprise, just over a year after joining the media company and in an otherwise delicate moment – lin the past few days, the company has illustrated the 300 million savings plan to the unions, which provides for 2,500-3,000 workers to leave.

Rumors of a manager leaving the scene had circulated but it was Engineering Ingegneria Informatica to confirm this in a note announcing that Ibarra will be appointed new CEO following the announcement of the resignation of the current president and CEO Paolo Pandozy which will become operational with the transfer of proxies to Ibarra at the end of the coaching period. The appointment of Ibarra as the new CEO of the Roman company will be ratified by the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 29th, let the company know.

“The shareholders and the Board of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica thank Paolo Pandozy for having guided the Group in its constant growth with competence and vision over these decades, leading it to become a leader in digital transformation. At the same time, they welcome Maximo Ibarra with enthusiasm also for the dual role that he will assume “, reads the note from Engineering

Maximo Ibarra – also communicates the company – in addition to the role of CEO of Engineering sIt will also be a partner of the shareholder funds, Bain Capital and Neuberger Berman “thus starting an entrepreneurial path”.

Ibarra is currently a member of the Mediobanca board of directors, teaches digital marketing at Luiss Guido Carli and leads the B20 Digital Transformation task force.

Sky on the hunt for the new CEO. Meanwhile, the reins pass to Stephen van Rooyen

In the meantime, the search for the new CEO has already begun at Sky: the executive in an internal communication Sky’s vice president and CEO of UK & Europe, Stephen van Rooyen, announced that Ibarra will remain in the company until the end of July and that “until the identification of a new CEO, whose search has already begun, I will lead the work of the leadership team with the invaluable support of Karl Holmes, Coo Europe. In the last year I have not been able to spend as much time in Italy as I would have liked due to Covid and I look forward to being there more often to help the team, along with Karl, in this transition phase. Please join me in thanking Maximo for the contribution he has given to Sky Italia and let’s wish him good luck for his new professional adventure “.

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