Sesame Workshop appoints Kolar as EVP and chief administrative officer

MUMBAI: Sesame Workshop has named Susan Kolar to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

Effective immediately, Kolar will oversee finance, legal and business affairs, human resources, facilities, information services and technical operations, services imperative to supporting the Workshop’s child-driven mission. She will report to Sesame Workshop chief operating officer H Melvin Ming.

Most recently, Kolar was senior vice president, finance at Oxygen Media where she helped procure major investments, strengthen their cable and broadband focus, manage strategic planning, and provide financial and management information while building the company’s infrastructure.

Kolar also served as executive group financial officer for e-citi at Citigroup, which launched Citibank’s new technology, e-commerce and internet initiatives. In addition, Kolar spent several years at Viacom in a variety of senior finance positions, concentrating on financial, strategic decision-making and business analysis for television, feature films, publishing and interactive media properties.

“We look forward to applying Susan’s expertise to the financial and strategic complexities of Sesame Workshop’s creative, brand-driven initiatives. Her unique and impressive career in the entertainment industry makes her a key member of our executive decision making team and we are proud to welcome her to the Sesame family,” said Sesame Workshop president and CEO Gary E Knell.

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