Jay Kushner is Viacom VP, general tax counsel

MUMBAI: Media conglomerate Viaocm has announced that Jay Kushner has been appointed VP and general tax counsel. The announcement was made by Viacom executive VP and CFO Michael J. Dolan. Kushner, who reports to Dolan, will be responsible for the worldwide tax affairs of Viacom and its subsidiaries.

Before joining Viacom Kushner was the Young & Rubicam executive VP and CFOBefore that, he served as Senior Vice President of Treasury and Tax at Y&R. In this position Kushner assisted Dolan and his executive team in the initial public offering and ultimate sale of the company. Prior to his time there, Mr. Kushner led the International Tax operations at PepsiCo and was an executive with Cooper & Lybrand.

Doland said, Having worked with Jay at both PepsiCo and Young & Rubicam, I know the impact of his extensive expertise in domestic and international tax matters will be felt immediately at Viacom. And, as we navigate the intricacies of creating two new businesses at Viacom, his leadership and past experience will be invaluable. Hes the perfect addition to our already best-in-class Tax team and a critical asset to Viacom as we move into our next phase.

Kushner said, I couldnt be more thrilled to join this exciting company at such an extraordinary time. I look forward to applying all the skills Ive developed over the last 24 years, and to helping Mike and his dedicated team through this history-making transition.

Kushners appointment follows the unexpected death of Jack Carpenter in March 2005. Carpenter had held the position of VP and General Tax Counsel since May 2000.

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