Disney in Russia Headed by Kakhaber Abashidze
OREANDA-NEWS Previously, he was head of the company's office in Turkey, Greece, Israel and the Middle East.
In this position, Kakhaber Abashidze will replace Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan. In August of this year, she will move from Disney to Sberbank to the post of senior vice president of marketing and communications. She has worked in the company for 13 years since its opening in Russia.
After assuming a new position, Kakhaber Abashidze will lead Disney in Russia and the CIS and countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
His career in the Russian media industry began in 1996 with work in the local divisions of Turner and Fox. In 2008, he moved to Disney as vice president of TV distribution in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and emerging markets. In 2014, he headed the company's office in Turkey, Greece, Israel and the Middle East, including overseeing media distribution.