Following the merge of Banijay-Zodiak, Banijay Group created a central management team in Spain led by EVP, Stefano Torrisi, under the guidance of CEO of Italy and Spain, Paolo Bassetti.
The portfolio of production companies in the region includes Cuarzo and DLO/Magnolia, led by some of the best talent in the Spanish TV industry.
Stefano Torrisi serves as EVP, Banijay Iberia. Formerly Commercial Director and Chief Creative Officer at EndemolShine Italy, he has more than 35 years’ experience in television production on a national and international level. In 1983, he started his career as a freelance writer and producer for Rai Uno until 1995, when he moved to Spain with Europroducciones Group as Content General Manager and International Development Director. There he spearheaded acquisitions and programme development before establishing an Italian arm and assuming the role of Group CEO until 2013. Between October 2014 and November 2017, he acted as Commercial Director CCO of EndemolShine Italy.
Raúl Ballestero fulfils the role of COO of Banijay Group Iberia, overseeing leadership of the Central Management Team.
He started his professional career as an auditor at Pricewaterhousecoopers. Moving into the audiovisual industry as Financial Controller at CNN+, he then assumed a key role in the management of the payment TV division of Sogecable (Canal+).
Raúl joined the Banijay Group in July 2009 as CFO of Cuarzo and during the past years has actively contributed to the consolidation of the Spanish activities, with the incorporation of DLO to the group and the merge. He was also involved in the successful launch of TV channel, Non-Stop People in the country.