David Lynn

President and CEO, Viacom International Media Networks

David Lynn is President, CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, giving him management oversight of all of Viacom's media networks and related businesses outside the U.S. 

Following his appointment in January 2017, VIMN delivered record operating income in fiscal 2018 and its fastest rate of profit growth in 5 years.  

As CEO, Lynn has overseen strategic growth initiatives to diversify VIMN’s business including a significant increase in VIMN’s digital advertising and subscription revenues and launching Viacom International Studios.

Previously, Lynn was President of VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe from 2014, having been Managing Director since March 2007. 

In this role he had oversight of the largest of VIMN’s geographic divisions, encompassing its operations in 33 countries. He also oversaw Viacom’s distribution strategy outside the U.S.

Lynn led the acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting in 2014 and its successful integration into Viacom, subsequently leading Channel 5 to the highest operating profit in its 20-year history.

From 2004, Lynn served as SVP, Managing Director, for Nickelodeon UK. Prior to this, Lynn worked in senior management for Paramount Comedy Channel UK from 1999 onwards.