Adrian Sârbu a fost numit președinte al CME (Central European Media Enterprises), în urma retragerii lui Michael Garin din poziția numărul unu a companiei (Chief Executive Officer), de la 1 ianuarie 2009.
Garin va rămâne vicepreședinte al board-ului, în timp ce Sârbu cumulează funcția de Chief Operating Officer, pe care o deținea până în prezent, cu cea de președinte al companiei.
Declarații 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.”