Benjamin combines 15 years of operational, investment and advisory experience in the Media, Entertainment, Advertising and Education industries, with a particular focus on digital transition situations. Formerly EMEA Head of Strategy, Business Development and New Ventures for Time Warner, Benjamin directly managed the expansion of a portfolio of TV and Digital Entertainment assets spanning across 25 counties and totalling €650m in revenues. As Global Digital Lead, he also conducted the digital transition of the group’s global media brands (CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Sports etc.) and managed its portfolio of digital ventures, new media franchises and gaming services. Benjamin previously held various managerial and corporate development roles at Modern Times Group (TV, Digital Media, Ecommerce), Lagardere Media (Print, TV, Radio) and Omnicom BBDO (Advertising & Marketing Services), involving acquisitions, roll out and development of entrepreneurial media businesses across Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. During his career, Benjamin has been directly involved in more than 50 transactions ranging from M&A, greenfield investments, divestments, roll ups, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and minority investments. Benjamin is co-founder of EdTech Europe, Europe’s largest conference on Education Technology conference for senior executives and investors. He also serves as advisor for SXSW Edu, the world’s largest conference on Education. Benjamin is non-executive director of SolidLabs, an education technology company designing and manufacturing connected toys. He is a graduate of Babson, ESCP Europe and The University of Texas at Austin.