Bill Roedy

Bill 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 two billion people. Prior to joining MTVNI, Roedy was a Vice President for HBO for ten years. In addition to being a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam and commander of nuclear missile bases in Italy and NATO, Roedy was named Ambassador for UNAIDS, is a founding member and chair of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AID, and was appointed as founding chair of Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. He has received numerous awards including Individual Business Leadership Award presented by US President Bill Clinton. Roedy holds degrees of Bachelor of Science from West Point and an MBA from Harvard. He is currently working on a second book on the art of intelligent perseverance and was recently inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015.