Discovery to name Gunnar Wiedenfels as CFO on or about April 1, 2017
Discovery Communications announced that Gunnar Wiedenfels will be appointed CFO, with the appointment expected to be effective on or about April 1, 2017. Wiedenfels will join the company from ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, where he is currently CFO. He will succeed Andrew Warren, who previously announced his plans to depart Discovery. Warren has agreed to extend his contract term to ensure a smooth transition of CFO responsibilities. As CFO, Wiedenfels will be responsible for leading the global financial functions and strategies of the company and will direct all accounting, treasury, budgeting, tax and investor relations activities. He will serve as a member of Discovery's executive team and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the company.