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Netflix?s chief product officer Neil Hunt leaves company after 18 years

The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 10, 2017, 12.24 PM (IST)

Netflix is going to have a major change in its senior management. The company has announced that its long-time chief product officer Neil Hunt is quitting the company. Hunt has led Netflix’s product team for the last eighteen years, but he has now decided to make a move.

Neil Hunt will continue with Netflix till July and once he leaves, Greg Peters will take that role and will be appointed as the new Chief Product Officer at Netflix.

Peters most recently has led international development efforts from the Netflix office in Tokyo since 2015. In his nine years at Netflix, Peters has held positions overseeing product engineering and business development and in his role leading Netflix Japan, marketing and content licensing and creation.

Prior to joining Netflix, Peters was senior vice president of consumer electronics products at Macrovision Solutions and previously held positions at Mediabolic, Red Hat Network and Wine.com.

“When I first met Greg nine years ago, I knew he was an especially gifted engineer and entrepreneur,” said Hunt, adding, “I’m delighted to be leaving the Netflix product organization in such great shape and in such good hands.”

“Greg and Neil have collaborated through the years to make the Netflix experience all over the world absolutely incredible,” said Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO, Netflix.

In addition to this rejig, Netflix has also announced that chief talent officer Tawni Cranz, who joined the company in 2007, will leave the company and pursue other interests.

(WION)

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