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Gunnar Wiedenfels serves as Chief Financial Officer of Warner Bros. Discovery, responsible for overseeing the company’s global financial functions and strategies, including FP&A, accounting, treasury, budgeting, tax and investor relations activities. In addition, Wiedenfels has oversight of the company’s global enterprise technical, real estate and facilities operations.
Before the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger in April 2022, Wiedenfels served as Chief Financial Officer, Discovery, Inc., where he was a key architect of Discovery’s agreement with AT&T to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company – Warner Bros. Discovery – via combining WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction, international entertainment and sports businesses.
Prior to joining Discovery in 2017, Wiedenfels spent seven years in executive management roles at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in Munich, Germany. During his time as its CFO, he was responsible for the broadcaster outperforming analyst expectations and strong shareholder value creation.
Wiedenfels serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee on the SAP SE Supervisory Board. He studied Business Informatics in Mannheim and received his Ph.D. from the RWTH Aachen University, both in Germany.