Emiliano Calemzuk is leaving Shine Group and will not be replaced as CEO, Shine Americas.
Shine said that the departure is amicable and that Calemzuk plans to “take a temporary break from day-to-day executive duties”.
He will not be replaced and his Shine Americas team will report to Carl Fennessy, the Australian executive who is CEO Shine Group, USA.
Calemzuk was announced as boss of Shine’s North American operations in August 2010. He joined after a twelve-year stint at News Corp, the company that subsequently acquired international production and distribution group Shine.
At News Corp. he ran cable programming arm FtvS and prior to that, international channels division, Fox International Channels. At Shine, he filled what was a newly-created position and, based in LA, was tasked with masterminding the group’s US expansion.
Shine Group CEO Elisabeth Murdoch said that she respected Calemzuk’s wish to take some time out. “Emiliano has had a transformative effect on Shine’s US operations since joining in 2010. In restructuring Reveille and establishing Shine Americas he has created an incredible team, equipped to now build on the successes to date and committed to future growth,” she said.
Calemzuk said: “After a fast-paced and fulfilling decade and a half in executive management roles across business lines and continents I am ready to start a new chapter in my life after travelling this summer with my family.”