As General Manager (GM) GSA, Dr. Mark Specht oversees VIMN’s businesses in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He joined VIMN in May 2010 as a Vice President Sales Nickelodeon and Deputy Commercial Director. In this position he oversaw all sales activities for Nickelodeon as well as the entire sales division for Viacom International Media Networks on a deputy basis. In September 2011, his area of accountability was widened and he had become responsible for all sales activities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria as a Vice President (VP) Sales Be Viacom GSA. Before he joined Viacom International Media Networks, Mark had been a member of the management board at the Burda Direct Group GmbH as well as director of Burda Direct Interactive GmbH. Within the framework of this function he had also been part of the supervisory board of the Info24 AG. Former working stations include the sales division at RTL Disney Fernsehen (‘TV’) GmbH & Co. KG as well as the Direct Group Bertelsmann GmbH. Mark Specht, born 1972 in Basel, studied business economics at the University of Munich where he also received his doctor’s degree.