Chief Executive Officer

Kirill Filippov

Kirill Philippov is a co-founder of SPB TV and has been the CEO of the company since 2007.

Kirill has over 20 years of strategic development and management experience in finance, broadcasting and telecommunication business. Kirill worked in the UK, Canadian, Russian and Swiss companies.

Kirill holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics in Mathematical Cybernetics from the St. Petersburg State University.

Corporate Development, Co-Founder

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt is a Co-founder of SPB TV together with CEO Kirill Philippov. He is responsible for Corporate Development and overseeing the expansion of SPB TV in South-East Asia, Middle East and other BRICS countries. Sebastian is also heading CNX Creative Ltd., part of SPB TV Group, in Chiang Mai as a Managing Director.

Prior to joining SPB TV in February 2013, Sebastian served as Executive Vice President at Yandex. Sebastian has also been CEO at SPB Software for almost a decade. Before that he had occupied C-level positions for Media-Software companies in Germany.

Sebastian has an extensive experience in IT management, having worked on leading positions in the European broadcasting, video and picture compression companies. Sebastian is the founding member of the DVDA (Germany) and joined the DVD-Forum (Japan) in 2007. He worked with the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg and several IT Organizations, including Bitkom in Germany.


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