Hannes Heyelmann is senior vice president and managing director, Central & Eastern Europe and international original programming strategy. He is responsible for Turner in the German-speaking territories, the Benelux countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia, where Turner runs 12 channel feeds, including TNT Serie, TNT Film, TNT, TNT Comedy, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International.
Additionally Heyelmann represents Turner International as its liaison executive with the general entertainment production teams in the United States and forms part of the senior management team of Turner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA region).
Heyelmann has been working in different positions for Turner Broadcasting System since 2001, including three years in the corporate strategic planning group at the Turner headquarters in Atlanta, USA, the business development department in London, and most recently as general manager for the German-speaking market in Munich.
Prior to his work with Turner, Heyelmann was in the business development group of AOL’s German branch.
Heyelmann, who was born in Hamburg, graduated with a double degree in international management from the European School of Business (ESB) Reutlingen, Germany, and the Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.