President & Publisher
Eric Mika, Publisher, Launching his career in Rome as an advertising sales executive for Variety magazine,
Eric has dedicated himself to the international film & amp; TV business. He has launched
products, events, and a daily TV festival news program with RAI International.
As Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and Vice President of Nielsen’s Entertainment
Group, he led these companies through transformational expansion, redesign and
globalization and launched multiple digital products. Tasked with developing all
commercial aspects of the Hollywood Reporter brand, he led it successfully through the
challenging economic environment of 2008 to increase its value when it was sold to
Guggenheim Partners in 2009. He also launched a daily THR New York edition of the
national daily print magazine.
Eric joined Nielsen Business Media in London as Senior Vice President, Managing
Director, International, heading all its global entertainment brands including The
Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
Prior to Nielsen, Eric served as Vice President and Managing Director for Reed
Elsevier’s entertainment business magazine group, overseeing Variety magazine’s
European, Middle East and Asian operations. He published the Variety Cannes dailies
and several other festival dailies. He was Publisher of Variety China and its Beijing-
based domestic market strategy.
Eric’s “start-up” entrepreneurial life began when he was brought on board Vivendi
Universal in Paris to develop a European, multi-access, direct marketing, advertising
sales and content company. He launched five Vivendi Universal digital companies
throughout Europe, integrating content and distribution technologies. This was followed
by a line of successful start-up companies.
Eric was born in Orléans, France, and grew up in Europe. He has worked professionally
in Rome, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.