Viacom names McGarvie independent director

MUMBAI: Viacom Inc has elected Blythe J McGarvie as an independent member of the Viacom Board of Directors, effective 12 April 2007.


McGarvie, who was also elected to serve on the Audit Committee, will replace Ellen Futter who will be leaving the Board of Directors on 12 April 2007. Viacom executive chairman Sumner Redstone said, “Blythe brings an impressive record of accomplishment and financial expertise that will complement the capabilities of our current independent Board members.”


McGarvie is the president and founder of Leadership for International Finance (LIF Group), a private consulting firm offering a global perspective on leadership, consumer markets and worldwide economic trends.


In addition to the Viacom Board, McGarvie serves on the boards of public companies Accenture, Pepsi Bottling Group and The Travelers Companies Inc.

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