Robert M. Bakish
Dwight-Englewood School 1981 - Honored 2011
Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S., 1985
Columbia Business School, MBA, 1989
Career Highlights
President and CEO, Viacom International Media Networks. Responsibility for all Viacom media networks outside the United States, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures TV, Colors, Viva, TMF and GameOne
Chairman of the Board, Viacom18 (India); Director of Viacom’s joint ventures with BSkyB (UK) and Telecom Italia Media (Italy)
President, MTV Networks International. MTV Networks has the largest portfolio of media brands in the world, and MTV is the most widely distributed TV brand globally, seen in more than 600 million households in 160 plus countries via TV channels, Websites, and mobile TV Services
Director, Avid Technology, Inc.
Executive Vice President of Operations, Viacom. Responsibilities included Strategic Planning and Business Development as well as oversight of Famous Music, Famous Players, and Viacom Plus Media Sales
Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks U.S. Advertising Sales and Executive Vice President, MTVN Strategy and Business Development
Senior Vice President, Planning, Development and Technology, Viacom
Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton Media and Entertainment Practice
Executive, AT&T Network Systems
Member, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers
Member, Columbia School of Engineering Board of Visitors
25th Reunion Chair, Columbia Engineering
Chairman, Cable Television Advertising Bureau