Cécile Frot-Coutaz is CEO of FremantleMedia Group, the creator, producer and distributor of some of the best known and loved television content in the world, including: American Gods, The Young Pope, Deutschland ’83, Got Talent, Idol, The X Factor, Neighbours, Grand Designs, Jamie Oliver and the upcoming Picnic At Hanging Rock, Hard Sun and the adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels.
FremantleMedia has operations in 31 countries, producing 12,000 hours of programming a year across 63 territories, rolling out over 60 formats and airing more than 420 programmes a year worldwide. FremantleMedia International distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. In the first half of 2017, FremantleMedia content had over 11bn views on YouTube.
Frot-Coutaz has been CEO since 2012, growing FremantleMedia’s core business, nurturing its big shows, building its pipeline, particularly in scripted programming, focusing on digital growth, expanding its global network, and broadening its expertise through a series of strategic acquisitions and talent partnerships.
For seven years before that, Frot-Coutaz was CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), managing the company’s US operations and serving as Executive Producer of shows such as America’s Got Talent, The Price is Right and American Idol.
Born and raised in France, Frot-Coutaz earned her MBA from INSEAD, Paris in 1994.