Adrian Sârbu a fost numit preşedinte al CME (Central European Media Enterprises), în urma retragerii lui Michael Garin din poziţia numărul unu a companiei (Chief Executive Officer), de la 1 ianuarie 2009.
Garin va rămâne vicepreşedinte al board-ului, în timp ce Sârbu cumulează funcţia de Chief Operating Officer, pe care o deţinea până în prezent, cu cea de preşedinte al companiei.
Declaraţii oficiale (nimic interesant):
Roland Lauder, ownerul CME: “I would like to thank Michael for his contributions as Chief Executive Officer over the past five years. The more than fivefold increase in the Company’s enterprise value during his tenure is an incredible record of achievement.”
“Adrian has been CME’s partner in Romania since 1995 and was promoted to Regional Director in 2006 and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Throughout his time with the company, he has demonstrated outstanding management abilities. I look forward to the continued development of CME under his leadership.”
Michael Garin: “CME remains in very strong hands. My greatest source of pride is in our 3,500 employees – less than 40 of whom are from outside the region. Building a company that has empowered the people from our seven countries – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine – will be my lasting legacy.”