MUMBAI: US media conglomerate Viacom has appointed Carl D.
Folta as executive VP, corporate communications.
Folta, who will serve as Viacoms chief communications
strategist and spokesperson, will report to Viacom senior executive
VP and chief administrative officer Thomas E. Dooley. Folta,
most recently served as executive vice president, office of
In his new role, he will be responsible for Viacoms
overall communications activities, both internally and externally,
as well as the coordination of communications at the Companys
operations, including MTV Networks, Bet Networks, the Paramount
Motion Picture Group and Famous Music. Folta will have oversight
for all financial communications, and will direct the Companys
media relations activities for industry issues and public
affairs, including regulatory, legislative and legal matters.
Additionally, he will be responsible for managing corporate
events and overseeing the Companys philanthropy activities
and public affairs programs, including Know HIV/Aids, the Peabody
and Emmy Award-winning cross- platform public education partnership
with CBS and Kaiser Family Foundation, which he initiated in
Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman said, Carl
is a consummate communications professional who understands
the strategic and financial complexities of our businesses
and the industry. I know he will make a big contribution to
Viacom in the future as we continue to expand and embrace
the opportunities of the digital age. I am also pleased that
I will have the opportunity to continue to work with Carole
and that Viacom will continue to benefit from her knowledge,
experience and talent as she moves to her new role at MTV
Dooley said, Carl is a highly effective leader and
a seasoned communications councelor with more than 25 years
of experience in every aspect of the public relations field,
including financial and investor communications. I couldnt
be more pleased to be teaming up with him again.