Tinnirello has worked in the broadcasting service sector for over 20 years and was most recently MD for Encompass Digital Media in the APAC and EMEA regions. He started his career in media broadcast at Globecast UK where he led data services, corporate IT and the development of satellite data services, and also worked at Arqiva for over eight years in a number of leading operational, technical and commercial roles.
Commenting on the appointment, EBU DG Noel Curran said: “We are delighted that Marco is joining the organisation at such a critical time in its development.
“With over 50 years’ experience, EMS is already the first choice media services provider for many media organisations and sport federations across the world. I am convinced that, with his sound experience and remarkable track record of achievements, Marco is the right person to help grow and add value to our range of digital broadcast services and solutions for our clients and member organisations.”
Tinnirello added: “I am delighted to be joining EMS and look forward to working with a team and organisation that is so highly regarded in our industry. That excellent reputation is well earned and is a result of the talent within EBU and EMS successfully delivering high quality services for many years.
“The media industry continues to see an unprecedented amount of change, and with that change come great opportunities. EMS’ track record puts it in a wonderful position to be able to deliver new digital products and services to help media organisations succeed in this ever-evolving broadcast space.”
Tinnirello replaces Graham Warren, who retired from the EBU this month.