Peter Einstein is a senior media executive with strong leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skills. Mr. Einstein has focused his career on start-up/ turn around company situations which have resulted in operational/profitable success on a domestic and international basis. He has achieved this success in multicultural/multilanguage situations providing both vision and leadership to companies in these environments.
Mr. Einstein is the founder and managing partner of EINSTEIN Media Consulting Partners a firm specializing in advisory and operational expertise in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector.
Mr. Einstein has provided numerous consulting/ advisory services both on a strategic and operational level to Media/ Technology companies across Europe and the MENA region. Examples of this include extended deployments with EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL, ANTHEM SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENT, ANTENNA MEDIA GROUP, ROTANA MEDIA GROUP the DOHA FILM INSTITUTE (DFI) and The Lebanese Broadcast Corporation (LBC). He is also a sworn “Expert” to the civil court of Abu Dhabi, UAE providing mediation and conflict resolution services for Media and Technology litigation. Since 2007 Mr. Einstein has been Chairman of the Board and non-executive Director of GINX TV (www.ginx.tv) a TV channel/ internet portal targeting the lucrative video gaming and e-sport consumer and is distributed globally.
Prior to EMCP Mr. Einstein was the founding President and CEO of Showtime Arabia, a direct-to-home, digital satellite pay-TV service for the Middle East/North Africa owned by Viacom, Inc and The Kuwait Investment Project Company. For 10 years Mr. Einstein had overall responsibility for platform strategy, development and operations. He oversaw the successful growth of the company from start-up to profit with turnover of $250 million and over 600 employees serving 16 territories across the MENA region.
Prior to his tenure at Showtime Arabia, Mr. Einstein spent 15 years at Viacom Inc’s MTV Networks and was an original member of the team that launched MTV:MUSIC TELEVISION and NICKELODEON in the US. During his tenure at MTV NETWORKS he held posts ranging from management positions with the U.S. sales, marketing and Ad sales divisions to moving overseas and developing MTV’s international expansion including becoming President and Business Director of MTV Networks Europe. In this post he was responsible for all business and strategic areas of the company including MTV Europe, VH-1 UK and VH-1 Germany.
Mr. Einstein holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Ithaca College, and an MBA in Marketing from Babson College.