NBCU Continues to Reconfigure Management Team, Announces Key Promotion

Apr 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An NBCUniversal executive who played a key role in the company’s integration with Comcast has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of NBCUniversal’s Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, reports Deadline.com.

The exec is Salil Mehta, who has been president of business operations, strategy and development for NBCUniversal for the past three years.

Mehta has extensive experience at NBCU, having been part of the company’s purchase of The Weather Channel and the sale of Sundance Channel to Rainbow Media, as well as being involved with the A&E and Lifetime merger into A&E Television Networks.

In a statement, NBCU CEO Steve Burke said, “Salil is an expert problem solver and a great executive," and noted that Mehta spent almost a year “leading the integration efforts between NBCUniversal and Comcast.”

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