19 February 2008
Strategic appointment will drive sales, marketing and business operations for ITN Source in America
ITN Source, one of the world’s leading providers of professional video content, today announced the appointment of Ian CheeWah as Managing Director for its North American business. In his new role, Mr. CheeWah will be responsible for driving growth opportunities in America, with his more than 15 years of experience in business development, strategy and sales.
Mr. CheeWah will reinforce ITN Source’s already strong global presence, as the company continues to capture US market share. Offering over 800,000 hours of archived footage and representing collections such as Reuters and Fox Movietone, ITN Source is a one stop shop to meet the US need for professional video content for nearly any creative project or production.
With three key reports in accounts, business development and sales, Mr. CheeWah will report directly to ITN’s CEO, Mark Wood.
“Ian clearly understands the full scope of the digital marketplace, from technical to sales, and has a proven ability to grow teams and revenues,” said Mark Wood, CEO of ITN. “With his years in consulting and experience across numerous client industries and markets, Ian is the perfect candidate to expand the awareness of ITN Source’s offer and meet the growing need for professional video content.”
Ian CheeWah brings a proven track record of success to ITN Source. Working with Sapient for 12 years, from 1995 to 2007, he headed various groups and regions, growing the most recent charge from $2M to $60M in revenue. He also spearheaded the development of three new business lines: Media & Entertainment, Telecom and Government Services.
“The US is a prime consumer of archived video, accounting for nearly 45% of global sales, and it is the hub of future growth worldwide,” said Mr. CheeWah. “As the market continues to heat up, this role driving ITN Source’s business in America was extremely attractive, offering the opportunity to ensure ITN Source becomes the industry leader.”
Further strengthening the US team, Gerald Major will join as US sales manager in New York, reporting to Mr. CheeWah.
ITN Source is the world's leading provider of and the creative industries' first choice for professional video content, amassing the largest and most diverse compilation of moving image libraries, which includes a growing collection of HD material. With over 800,000 hours of iconic film and inspiring stock footage, ITN Source works with such outlets as Reuters and FOX News and is the destination for video content from the last 24 hours back to 1896.
Also, ITN Source partners with Espresso Education to provide Education Clip Library, a unique digital service of video rich teaching materials for educational publishers and broadcasters in the US.
Part of ITN, a leading global news and multimedia content company, ITN Source is headquartered in London with offices around the world in locations including New York, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Sydney and Tokyo.
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