Netflix Adds International Expertise to Board

As Netflix expands globally, so too does its board of directors.

The subscription streaming video pioneer added Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Spanish satellite TV operator Eutelsat, to its board, bringing the total number of directors to 10.

“We look forward to benefiting from Rodolphe’s wisdom, experience and global perspective as we continue to grow Netflix all over the world,” CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement.

In addition to Hastings and Belmer, Netflix’s board includes Zillow chairman Richard Barton, former Ask Jeeves chairman A. George Battle, venture capitalists Timothy Haley and Jay Hoag, former chief marketing officer Leslie Kilgore, former Pixar executive Ann Mather, Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith and former Disney executive Anne Sweeney.

Belmer previously held several roles at French-based Canal + Group, which he joined in 2001, most recently serving as its CEO from 2012 to 2015.

Belmer began his career in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble France before joining McKinsey in 1998. He is a graduate of France’s HEC business school.


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