Mark Thompson, CEO and president, The New York Times Company
Mark Thompson became president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company in November 2012. Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Thompson served as Director-General of the BBC since 2004, where he reshaped the organization to meet the challenge of the digital age, ensuring that it remained a leading innovator with the launch of services such as the BBC iPlayer. He oversaw a transformation of the BBC itself, driving productivity and efficiency through the introduction of new technologies and bold organizational redesign. Between 2002 and 2004, Mr. Thompson was CEO of Channel 4 Television Corporation in the United Kingdom.