One of the most experienced and recognized leaders in the media industry, Kasia heads up Discovery’s business in 140 markets, including UK, Poland, France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Spain and Nordics.
Kasia Kieli joined Discovery and founded the Polish office in 2000. In her previous role as President and Managing Director, CEEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East and Africa), she transformed the Discovery business in the region from a basic channel distribution operation into a thriving, locally relevant organization on two continents, offering pay TV, free to air and digital products. Kieli has successfully led many mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisition of Dubai-based media company Takhayal Entertainment and the Fatafeat brands in 2012, and Metro, a publicly available (FTA) channel in Poland which was fully acquired from Agora in 2017. She also successfully oversaw the integration of Eurosport 1 & 2, the Eurosport Player sports streaming service and digital products across the region following Discovery Communications acquisition of Eurosport in 2015. One of Kasia’s recent accomplishments is setting up a JV with ProSiebenSat1 in Germany.
In March 2018, after the global acquisition of SNI (Scripps Networks Interactive) by Discovery – which became the owner of the TVN Group on the Polish market – Katarzyna Kieli took the position of the President and Managing Director of Discovery in the EMEA region.
Kieli is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. She also has an MBA and degree from the University of Calgary and a degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (U.S.) where she lectured for some time.