Corbis Appoints Former Reuters Leader as Senior Vice President of Media Products

Barak Ronen to Join the Corbis Senior Management Team to Lead Media Strategy and Products

Oct 13, 2011, 16:30 ET from Corbis Images

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corbis Images (, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, today named Barak Ronen as Senior Vice President of Media Products. As SVP of Media Products, Ronen will be based in London and responsible for the company's Media product development and commercial strategy.

"In 2011 Corbis has focused on the transformation of its Media business to provide our customers worldwide the most compelling end-to-end Media offering in the market today," said Gary Shenk, CEO of Corbis. "Barak is a great fit to lead this effort given his broad industry experience and expertise developing innovative products and partnerships geared toward the highly competitive Media marketplace."

Most recently, Ronen served as Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Policy at Reuters, a global news agency headquartered in London, and owned by Thomson Reuters. In this role, Ronen was responsible for leading customer-focused growth strategies and creating strategic content and service partnerships for the agency.

"Corbis has had a tremendous year and has positioned itself for future growth in the industry. I'm thrilled to become part of its management team and look forward to utilizing my experience in the industry to leverage this opportunity, and help shape Corbis' Media products business," said Ronen.

Ronen's appointment follows Corbis' recent key moves to transform its Media Products business, including:

  • The acquisition of Splash News, the industry leader in celebrity candid content, to complement Corbis' existing entertainment imagery and provide the most compelling and comprehensive entertainment offering in the market today
  • A cross-distribution partnership with The Associated Press, to provide Corbis customers access to thousands of daily breaking news, sports, and entertainment images and 5 million archival images from AP's collection. Associated Press customers will have access to a collection of over 5 million Corbis commercial, archival and editorial images on
  • An equity investment in Demotix, providing breaking news imagery from around the globe, via the Corbis website, through its innovative platform and network of over 5,000 freelance photographers in 190 countries

About Corbis Images

Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, breaking news, sports, entertainment photography as well as documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images to help the creative community produce distinctive work for web sites, magazines, newspapers, books, television, and films. Corbis Images serves its global customer base through its renowned Sales & Service teams and its fast, intuitive web site at Corbis has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries.

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