Francis Tellier to retire from HBS
Philippe Blatter, President & CEO of Infront said: "Francis is a true trailblazer in host broadcast production, continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation, and always meeting the high demands of our clients. Regardless of event size, format, location or challenge, Francis was always the consummate professional - calm, composed and confident, while ensuring the broadcast success of the biggest sports shows on Earth. It has been a pleasure and inspiration working with him."
Tellier said: "Since the inception of HBS, I have whole-heartedly devoted myself to the team and our clients. I have enjoyed our never-ending quest to deliver the best viewing experiences – from multiple digital feeds in 2002 to UHD/HDR in 2018 - to audiences around the world. Every single event holds a special spot in my memory and now I look forward to experiencing these sports from the other side of the camera."
Incoming HBS CEO Miodownik said: "Francis built up an incredible team, infrastructure and reputation for HBS. It is because of him that HBS is one of the most innovative, high quality and reliable host broadcasting specialists. He has set the bar high and it is a great honour to take over leadership of the HBS team."
Miodownik joined HBS in 2004 and has most recently held the position of Chief Content Officer. Charial has been with the company since 2000, overseeing all finance, human resources, IT and legal operations as Chief Financial Officer.
Infront is a leading sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of more than 1,000 staff working from 39 offices across more than 14 countries, delivering 4,100 event days of top class sport around the world every year.