ABS-CBN President, CEO and CCO, and this year’s International Emmy Awards gala chair Charo Santos-Concio joined the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences board and members in kicking off the 43rd International Emmy Awards slated this November.
Santos-Concio made history as the first Philippine TV network executive to be invited as Gala chair in the prestigious international award giving body.
As chair, Santos-Concio will preside over the Gala, during which the International Academy will recognize programming in ten program categories and present Special Awards to Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of Downton Abbey (Founders Award) and Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO (Directorate Award).
Santos-Concio was personally welcomed by Academy chairman Fred Cohen during a dinner held exclusively at the famous Chateau De Versailles on October 3 where some 200 members of the international board, French government officials, and broadcasters convened.
The 43rd International Emmy Awards will take place this November 23 at the New York Hilton Hotel and will be hosted by Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef.