Georg Ramme is to leave his management position at multichannel network Endemol Beyond, which is rebranding as Endemol Shine Beyond.
Twitter Germany’s head of TV and talent, Michael Kollatschny, is taking Ramme’s role as managing director of Endemol Beyond Germany, while Endemol Shine group director of commercial and strategy Wim Ponnet adds Ramme’s duties as global MD of Endemol Beyond.
Ramme will leave in May after a handover period after seven years with the company, initially at Endemol and later at the merged Endemol Shine Group.
News of his exit came after Bonnie Pan was named president of Endemol Beyond USA in North America.
These changes come as Endemol Beyond updates its name to reflect its position within the wider Endemol Shine Group. Going forwards, it will be known as Endemol Shine Beyond.
Ramme said he was leaving to pursue his “entrepreneurial career in a new environment”. He had run Endemol Beyond Germany since 2012, and added the role of international MD two years later.
In the latter post, he helped establish hubs in the US, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Asia, Latin America and the central and eastern Europe region. He became global MD last year.
Kollatschny takes up his post in Germany, and will be responsible for broadcaster and production company partnerships, and onscreen talent relationships.
He joins Endemol Beyond Germany on May 1 and will report into Endemol Shine Germany CEO and Endemol Shine Northern Europe chairman Marcus Wolter.
Kollatscnhy is no stranger to the company, having previously held several roles at Endemol Germany, including head of reality and documentaries and a comedy and light entertainment producer.
He also founded his own prodco, Kollareuth Media, and has held roles at companies such as creaTV, Brainpool and Fernsehmacher.