Jeff Shell

NBCUniversal's new CEO Jeff Shell: Custom-made for uncertain times

When Jeff Shell, 54, kicked off his tenure as Chief Executive of NBC­Universal last month, the avid sports fan was faced with a field of play containing many fast-moving players. This is unlikely to faze the one-time high-school basketball player, who has spent his career out-weaving and out-jumping rivals.

“I want to be in a business that needs fixing or is transitioning,” Shell told the Los Angeles Times when he was Chair of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.