The company also announced former Sony Ent. head Michael Lynton has joined its board of directors.
Roger Lynch, the founding CEO of Sling TV, has been appointed Pandora CEO and president starting Sept. 18. Lynch replaces Naveen Chopra, who served as Pandora’s interim CEO following Tim Westergren June 2017 departure. Pandora also announced it has also appointed former Sony Entertainment head Michael Lynton to its board of directors.
“Roger brings a stellar leadership reputation, a wealth of consumer experience and a lifelong passion for music to Pandora – all of which are critical ingredients in the continued evolution of our company,” said Pandora’s current chairman, Roger Faxon in a statement. “We are absolutely confident that Roger is the right leader for Pandora who can create value for shareholders by marrying Pandora’s numerous assets with the opportunities ahead.”
Lynch launched Sling TV in 2015 and formerly served as evp of Advanced Technologies, for DISH Network and EchoStar Corporations. He also served as chairman and CEO of Video Networks International Ltd., a UK based IPTV provider. Prior to VNIL, Lynch was president and CEO of Chello Broadband in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he pioneered the rollout of consumer broadband services across Europe. Previously he was a technology investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York, Silicon Valley, and London.