Fox International Channels CEO Exits Amid Worldwide Consolidation

Hernan Lopez plans to launch a new venture, which will be announced soon

Hernan Lopez
attends FOX International Studios' Comic-Con Party Celebrating Robert Kirkman's New Drama "Outcast" during Comic-Con International 2015 at Andaz Hotel on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Fox International Channels CEO Hernan Lopez is exiting the company as part of a global consolidation, the company announced Monday.

Lopez has been CEO of Fox International Channels since 2011. Prior to that, he served as president and COO of Fox International Channels, as President of Fox Latin American Channels and MD of FX UK.

During his tenure at FIC, Fox International Channels reached $3 billion in annual revenue, launched hundreds of channels, expanded into premium, sports, and original production in multiple languages.

“At Fox, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most talented and creative people in media,” Lopez said in a statement. “I want to thank the several thousand employees and alumni of FIC, as well as Peter Rice, Chase Carey, James, Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch. I’ve been inspired by them and many colleagues throughout Fox, News Corp and Sky, and look forward to future collaborations as I embark on this next stage of my career.”

Lopez’s exit is part of a global restructuring of the Fox Networks Group that consolidates its global channels under the purview of FNG’s regional hubs in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Under the new structure, Jan Koeppen will become president of Fox Networks Group Europe. Carlos Martinez will become president of Fox Networks Group Latin America. Zubin Gandevia will become president of Fox Networks Group Asia.

All will report to FNG CEO and chairman Peter Rice and FNG President and COO Randy Freer. Koeppen, Martinez, and Gandevia will oversee Fox Network Groups’ 350 plus international entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels, which reach a worldwide audience of 1.8 billion people in 45 languages and include core channel brands FOX, FX, FOX Sports, FOX Life and National Geographic.