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Jimmy Maymann

Former CEO, The Huffington Post

Jimmy Maymann is a member of the RISJ's Advisory Board.

Most recently Jimmy was President of Content and Consumer Brands at AOL. Leading AOL’s portfolio of content brands, content strategy and OTT operations, which altogether reach a global audience of 499 million unique visitors every month with over 1billion monthly video views.

Prior to AOL, Jimmy co-founded GoViral, an early innovator in online video production and distribution, developing video advertising platforms able to track, distribute and host video ads across multiple sites online. With Maymann’s guidance the company evolved from being primarily involved in video production to focusing on platform development, allowing it to rapidly scale its operations. Since joining AOL, Jimmy has served in several roles including Senior Vice President of International and later as CEO of the Huffington Post, where he has made international expansion​, ​profitable growth, and improved video operations ​his​ three key priorities.

In his three years at the Huffington Post, Jimmy was responsible for designing and executing on an international expansion strategy that saw the establishment of editions in 15 international markets and which helped fuel its audience growth from 35 million to around 210 million unique visitors each month. ​

Jimmy also oversaw the creation and development of HuffPost Partner Studio, the Huffington Post's market-leading branded content production team. In a little over two years HuffPost Partner Studio has grown to account for around 35% of the Huffington Post's revenue, by offering premium custom advertising solutions throughout the Huffington Post platform. ​Jimmy has also prioritized the elevation of video at the Huffington Post creating an innovative next generation video platform that empowers open source content creation with Broadband TV, ​building upon its existing HuffPost Live operations.

Jimmy is a graduate of the University of Odense in Denmark with degrees in Economics and International Marketing and an Executive MBA from London Business School.