Bill Roedy was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive, MTV Networks International (MTVNI). In this capacity he oversees all of MTV Networks’ growing international channels and multimedia business operations for dozens of brands including: MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, VIVA, TMF: The Music Factory, Game One, Comedy Central and Paramount Comedy. Currently Bill is actively involved in global health, education and business advisory
|Westminister College. Fulton, Missouri. United States||2011 -|
|Baruch, NYC||2011 -|
|American School in London. London, United Kingdom||1995 -|
|The Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Berlin, Germany||2011 -|
|Mind Candy (Moshi Monster). London, United Kingdom||2012 -|
|Towerbrook. London, United Kingdom||2012 -|
|Boards: Global Health|
|See the Global Health section|
|Chairman & Chief Executive, MTV Networks Int’l||2007 to 2011|
|Chairman, MTV Networks Europe & President, MTV Networks Int’l||1994 to 2007|
|Chief Executive & Managing Director, MTV Europe||1989 to 1994|
|Vice President, Affiliate Operations Manager, National Accounts||1979 to 1989|
|Airborne, Ranger and decorated combat service, where he received the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Silver Star). He also served as a commander of three NATO Nuclear Missile bases in Italy.||1972 to 1979|
Mr. Roedy is the former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International, where he and his team built from scratch a global operation of 200 channels, 20 brands (including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) in 200 countries, reaching a potential audience of 2 Billion people, launching the most channels in the history of TV.
Prior to joining MTVNI, Roedy was a Vice President for HBO for ten years, and was inducted as one of the “Pioneers” of the U.S. cable industry.
Earlier he was a career officer in the United States Army where he qualified as Airborne and Army Ranger and was a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam. He also commanded nuclear missile bases in Europe as part of NATO.
Mr. Roedy serves currently as Chairman of the Staying Alive Foundation, which provides young people with resources to fight the epidemic at the grass roots level, in combination with MTV’s award winning HIV/AIDS programming.
In 1998, Mr. Roedy was named Ambassador for UNAIDS and he has addressed the UN General Assembly on several occasions regarding the pandemic. He was a founding member and chair of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS from 1999 to 2002, and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board. In 2005, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him founding chair of the Global Media AIDS Initiative LeadershipCommittee.
He is also active in a wide range of corporate social responsibility, Global Health issues and boards, including continued work as Ambassador with the United Nations, as well as amFAR, GAVI (started by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), GBC, Healthright, Fitzmi, Zumba, Ping4.
He has received the international Emmy Founder’s Award, two honorary doctorate degrees, amfAR’s Award of Courage, Doctors of the World leadership Award and the UN Correspondents Association Global Citizen of the Year Award presented by UN Secretary General Ban–Ki-Moon.>
Roedy holds degrees of Bachelor of Science from West Point and and an MBA from Harvard.
He is also the author of ‘What Makes Business Rock’, described by CNBC in their Best Books of Summer 2011 as “rockin’ good fun and full of actionable advice for execs..”
He lives in a converted church in London with his Austrian wife Alexandra and their four children.