Warner Bros promotes Washington as EVP worldwide human resources


MUMBAI: Akihiko (Kiko) Washington has been promoted to executive vice president, worldwide human resources of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Washington now serves in an expanded role, responsible for managing the company’s worldwide human resources operation, which includes organizational readiness and development, recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee training and development, shared services, work-life initiatives and employee communications. He will also continue to work closely with parent company Time Warner’s human resources staff to facilitate career development programs across all Time Warner divisions to ensure that the company has an extensive, well-trained talent pool across various business categories at all times.

"In many ways, human resources is the lifeblood of an organization, responsible for attracting, developing and retaining the best talent in the business, and Kiko has been integral to the success we’ve had in that area and, consequently, as a company overall," said Warner Bros chairman and CEO Meyer.

"Throughout his tenure at the Studio, Kiko has been a key member of our senior management team who has helped to move our businesses forward. He has also kept our human resources and employee programs among the best in the industry, and we look to his leadership to keep our workforce at the forefront of the many businesses in which we operate," said Warner Bros president and COO Alan Horn.

Washington joined Warner Bros. in August 2000 as senior vice president, worldwide human resources.