WarnerMedia, a leading media and entertainment company, announces an important new addition to its EMEA executive team: Barbara Salabè, recently appointed Country Manager of WarnerMedia Italy, will also be in charge of the company’s activities in Spain and Portugal. She will also become part of the executive team of Priya Dogra, President of WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia.

Barbara Salabè’s responsibilities as Country Manager include the development and implementation of WarnerMedia’s strategy in the three territories and the coordination and optimization of all marketing and commercial activities: film distribution, Italian film productions, content licensing, home entertainment and consumer products, as well as advertising sales and distribution of WarnerMedia channels.

Barbara Salabè started her career in Germany at the Kirch Group and joined WarnerMedia nine years ago. Prior to her assignment at Stage Entertainment, she spent four years as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Turner Broadcasting System Italia, launching the Italian start-up of the Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels, also taking on the role of President of CNN Italia S.p.A.

Barbara Salabè was previously President and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia, where she was responsible for the development of all Warner Bros. businesses in Italy, including production, marketing and distribution of film and home video, (Studio and local productions), television distribution, consumer products, digital distribution and interactive entertainment, before taking on further oversight of WarnerMedia’s business activities.