Bo Stehmeier has taken on sole accountability for ZDF Enterprises-owned producer/distributor Off The Fence (OTF), as OTF Co-CEO Ellen Windemuth transitions to change into full-time CEO of its environmental streamer WaterBear Network.
Stehmeier returned to Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher producer OTF as Co-CEO initially of this yr having held varied positions there between 2007 and 2016, and he’ll take full management as the corporate makes an attempt to develop WaterBear, which was launched with the help of Prince Harry in December 2020.
Stehmeier is the previous President of Love Is Blind producer Red Arrow Studios International and he has additionally held roles with Optomen and TVF International.
My Octopus Teacher exec Windemuth will transfer to change into WaterBear CEO full time because the streamer, which hosts 50 originals and greater than 1,000 documentaries, expands to 194 international locations on all Apple TV and Roku gadgets.
Windemuth mentioned the WaterBear enlargement “requires a strong and ambitious leadership team” and he or she has due to this fact made a triple rent, signing Sam Sutaria within the group-wide function of VP Strategy and Development, Poppy Mason-Watts as VP Marketing and Communications and Louis Botha as VP Finance and Operations.
“With our global rollout and the launch of WaterBear on Apple TV and Roku, we deliver our impact content to an ever growing audience,” mentioned Windemuth. “For our brand partners and our partner NGOs, the WaterBear platform now provides a window to an authentic base of value-led consumers.”