Viaplay appoints Philip Wågnert as chief technology & product officer
Viaplay has appointed Philip Wågnert as EVP and chief technology & product officer. He will lead the company’s product, data and technology development and hold overall technical responsibility for the Viaplay streaming platform. He will join the company’s general executive management team, reporting to Anders Jensen, Nent Group president and CEO, and will be based in Stockholm.
Wågnert was most recently SVP product at Viaplay, where he led and transformed the Product organisation with a focus on building a market-leading streaming platform and generating customer value. He joined the company in August 2018 from Travelport, and previously spent five years in a range of leadership roles at SAS, including VP product development & management. He has studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Stockholm School of Economics.
He takes over from Kaj af Kleen, who has decided to take up a new position in a different industry after 15 years with the company.
Jensen said: “Viaplay is unique and our tech talents are decisive in our ongoing success. Philip is a great fit for this role, and his appointment shows the strength of our team. His skills, leadership and passion will help us innovate even faster and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to viewers across our markets. Kaj has been a great and appreciated member of the team for many years, and we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavours.”
Wågnert said: “I’m proud to take on this role and to lead such a world-class product, data and tech team. Working together to build products that our customers love gives me so much energy. I know first hand how much talent we have at Viaplay, and I can’t wait to get started.”